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Fun in the Sun

I highly doubt that there is anyone out there that can say that being 22 1/2 years old has been as good to them as it has been to me so far. If you find someone, I would like to meet them because I won't believe it. (I am from the show-me state after all!) On January 8, the photography team was treated to a delicious surf and turf, steak and seafood dinner because we were the highest grossing photography department of any ship in the fleet. The feeling of victory came to a crashing halt when the Chiefs could not pull out a playoff win the next day, but I still stand by the men that call Arrowhead stadium home.
That Wednesday, the waves at sea were pretty intense, and the ship could not safely dock. Instead of taking port in Kona, we spent a day at sea and parked in a whale sanctuary. There were whales breaching on all sides of the ship, and it was quite a sight to see.My roommate moved out that Saturday, and they were not going to assign me a new one for 4 days, so Kate and Adrienn…

Mele Kalikimaka

Ok so I know it has been WAY too long since my last post, but I have been WAY too busy to sit down and type for the last few weeks. The ship has been insane with the holidays, and I am just now seeing some rest in my future! Lots has happened since I wrote last, and I am learning more and more about ship life daily.There is a lot that separates my life now from my life 2 months ago. I used to come home at the end of the day and walk right into my house. Now, I go through 3 security check points and a metal detector every time i enter my "house." I used to drive around town and grab a bite to eat with friends, now, without a car, I have to walk through drive-thrus when the inside of a restaurant is closed. I used to have to leave 15-30 minutes early to make it to class or work on time. Now, I leave 2 minutes before my shift! I used to wake up to a concrete plant and creepy neighbors. Now, I wake up to oceans and mountains. I used to walk around and see squirrels everywhere. N…