Today we are visiting the beautiful island of Corfu, Greece. This cruise hits on some of my favorite places we’ve been to this far, and Corfu is definitely on that list. And finally, it’s sunny! Nothing makes me happier then spending the day soaking up the sun and breathing fresh air.
So, having no agenda for the day, Carver, Brian, and I went out after rehearsal for some sun, coffee, and lunch.
Sidenote: Greece has my favorite coffee drink in the world (that I’ve tried thus far). It’s called a Cappuccino Freddo. Basically it’s an iced cappuccino, but somehow instead of steaming the milk it’s whipped. I don’t even usually drink cappuccinos, but this is so worth it! So yummy!
Anyway, that is exactly what I got! Plus we found this amazing cafe/lunch spot called the Earth Cafe a few trips ago, that we went to again today. They have amazing food and great coffee. Not to mention, good wifi, which has become invaluable being so far from home with no cell service.
After a tasty lunch, I took off just wandering and exploring a bit before meeting back up with the boys and Alexis & Jason to head back to the ship. It was a short day out, but a really nice one!
Now, I’m back on the ship for the night. Tonight we have our Song & Dance show, then after we are doing a late night show for the crew! As a cast we came together and picked things we wanted for this show, instead of just doing one of our usual shows for the crew. It felt like a better why to engage and give back to the rest of the crew! Not to mention, stretch our creative muscles a bit! 9 months doing the same shows makes you feel a bit like a one trick pony. Time to start getting back into shape before I get home!
So, tonight should be busy, but fun! I’m sure I’ll have loads of pictures to show for it in my post tomorrow!
Sometimes life gets in the way and certain things fall through the cracks. Like my blog. Neglected and full of cobwebs. Well, I’m back! Sorry, if you’ve been following and have noticed my absence here. And, if you haven’t, well, great!
Since I last wrote there have been some AMAZING adventures, some real hardships, and some normal days as well. I mean, as normal as it get when you’re traveling the world on a ship!
So, since I last wrote, Chris took a cruise! Let me tell you, having him on board was amazing, and it was over the holidays. What a dream to travel with Chris! I am such a lucky girl. This second half, after he came and visited has felt so much longer, but we are almost there! Just over two months until I’m back for good!
Also, since I last wrote, we visited North Africa! How cool is that?! Algiers and Tunisia were so cool, and the people I met there were so nice! What an amazing peek I got to have of two remarkable places.
Here are some highlights from the last few months… woof 😉…
Ship life is an interesting thing. It’s really unlike any other experience I have ever had in my life. At times it’s been really hard. But, as always, I try to focus on the silver lining. I can’t talk enough about the amazing people I am here with. The support, love, and friendship I have here is literally what keeps me going. Thank god for these people.
I am also constantly blown away by the support I feel from back home. From Chris, from my parents, from my friends, and from my family. I always have these amazing, strong people behind me.
But, one thing, that I’ve also really grown into here is supporting myself. Sometimes it is so easy to doubt yourself. To doubt your feelings and your experiences, but it’s not worth the stress and worry that these doubts bring about. I think the main thing I’ve learned out here on the ocean, is not to doubt myself. Trust yourself. You know what’s best for you. You’ve got your mind, body, heart, and soul guiding you. Just listen. At least, I’m trying to.
There’s a lot of world out there, and no amount of doubting or fear or anxiety is gonna make me miss out or waste it. I have to many goals to accomplish and to much life live.
So, back to my travels, my adventures, and the amazing path ahead. I am gonna finish this contract traveling across the Mediterranean and up to the Baltic, I’m gonna go home and just back into the audition scene, get new headshots, and hopefully book a million jobs (hehe). AND I’m gonna PLAN MY WEDDING! Eek! 438 days until I’m Chris Carter’s wife! OMG. That’s nuts. So freaking excited.
Plus, my parents will be on board next cruise! I literally see them in 5 days. I could cry I’m so excited!
Anyway, life is going well. Here on the ship we are hitting some of my favorite places before heading up to the Baltic! Yesterday we were in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and we met up with the cast from our sister ship, the Viking Star! They were so fun and so awesome to chill with! We had so many shared experiences and laughs together even though we just met! Then, today we were in Kotor, Montenegro, which is by far one of my favorite places we have visited. It’s just so charming and lovely. I can’t wait to go back with my parents!
Anyway, I’m back in action and ready to record my adventures. I can’t wait to keep sharing them with you!