I spoke a little bit a few days ago about the change in perspective that working on cruise ships has given my partner and I.
I want to expand on that.
For four years, over the course of five calendar years, I lived onboard cruise ships. I started off sharing a cabin, but I worked my way up to my own cabin and then to an officers cabin. For the last three years, I had a pretty sweet deal. Double bed, nice closet (most of the time), love seat couch, good size desk and a porthole. I was happy with the space I had and didn’t need anymore. I had a refrigerator and microwave in my room and a pretty good amount of storage.
Ok, let’s be honest, I loved my cabin.
Now, my partner and I live in a two bedroom apartment in Las Vegas. It’s over 1000 square feet and has lots of storage. The day we moved in we ran around our empty apartment with joy! We’ve been here for 6 months and several times during the week we still mention how much we love our apartment and how much space we have.
When I was younger, I used to see large houses and want to have something like that when I grew up. But now, I don’t really see the need.
I’m thankful to cruise ships for changing my perspective like that.