This was a bit of a touchy subject for me as most people knew because I had attended this same interview in Dublin when I finished college in 2013. At that time I was told that I would be hired on the condition that I have my wrist and hand tattoos removed and that I should do this and reapply in a years time! I was shattered and even considered this briefly until I got my act together and decided that if a job would put me in that position then I wouldn't want that job to begin with. I forgot about it....
February 2016 came fast and in no time I was back at home in small town Dunboyne. A place that never changes and always brings back memories of a pre travelling version of me. Something so foreign to me now. I was home for a short two days before I headed off to Oslo for a short city break courtesy of Ryanairs cheap deals. I had a fantastic time there and got to tick country 49 off my list and what better place to do that than Norway a place I've longed to go.
I got paperwork in place over a few weeks, applied for and received my crew member visa form the US embassy, received my log in details for online training modules which I finished in a day and even managed to pack my suitcase- something that's quite hard when you don't know where youre going in the first place. I manifested my destinations in the form of packing mostly summer clothing. Now let's hope I'm not sent to Antarctica. (Actually that would be a dream come true).
I have a few more weeks here at home which I will spend visiting friends/family, attending yoga classes and going on short trips around my home country.
A new section of the blog has been added now (this section)- Cruise Ship Adventures/Ship Destinations which will home to all of my adventures over the next 9 months. Feel free to follow me, share my website and leave comments as you wish!