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Last night at home . . . again
Tomorrow, before the sun even gets up, I’ll be putting my clothes on and getting myself to the airport. 725am my plane leaves for its almost 6 hour trip to Costa Rica. I’ll spend the night there with my friend Keith, the new Chief Engineer, and captain Dion.
Then, Saturday morning, it’s back to the National Geographic Sea Lion where I begin my adventure as their new deckhand, a position I wanted about 2 weeks into my last six month stint there as a steward.
Even though I’ve done this before, and I’ll know almost everyone there, I’m still nervous. I want to do well and feel like I really gotta prove myself.
I still don;t know my knots well enough, and I have fallen out of shape pretty bad in my short few months off.
But I won’t be negative. I have the job I want and am going back to a place I consider a second home. We stay in Costa Rica and Panama for about a month than take the journey up, all the way to Alaska, my favorite place I have ever been.
Yes, my “office” for a few months is the endlessly, mind bogglingly beautiful, Alaska, again.
I’m nervous/excited/a mess… but so damn lucky.
Thanks to everyone at home that made my few months here very nice. Thanks for celebrating my birthday early and several times (lookin at you rich).
Thanks for everything!
Love you all and see you in 6 months!