Guys, I know this is really late, but better late than never.
Here is the blog i wrote in my last month, bit emotional, but so be it..
My last 30 days here on the Disney Magic.
Looking forward to going home, will miss this so much.
Al my amazing friends here from all over the world.
I am writing this like this incredible adventure is already over, but we got 2 New York cruises left.
The only bad part is that I only get to Enjoy New York once, because we dock extremely late. This is a major let-down.
But nothing I can do to change it, it just sucks. 1 time New York is at least better than nothing!
Lately my shore visits have been much about internet, getting everything sorted for when I go home.
Trying to get an apartment in Breda, getting my old jobs back, etc.
A load of people are leaving these 3 weeks. Either with me, or just before me. Some cool people are coming back though.
Team is demotivated. Seems very hard to get back out of this. Hopefully everything get’s better when we go to New York.
I am excited to go back home, drive my motorbike, see my friends. The end is getting near, feeling a bit tired.
Almost everyday taking a half hour nap in either my hour lunch or dinner.
My friends are leaving by the dozen. My roommate leaves tomorrow (I got 3 weeks left now), so hopefully I have the cabin to myself (do not think so, but okay).
Need to slowly start cleaning up a bit. Organising all my stuff and seeying if there is stuff I can already pack.
Have been able to get the later start in New York, got off at 8.00 o clock and met with Andy & Brad from the cruisestaff team, went over to Central Parc, which was amazing.
It is so nice to be in this huge green area surrounded by buidlings but completely shut off of the outside world. After walking for an hour, we went to get Belgium Waffles on 52nd street.
From there on out I went on my own, took a taxi to the Empire Stat Building. The view is Incredible!! Even saw the ship from the 82nd floor. Went down and walked over to Times Square and than took a taxi back to the ship and was even 3 minutes early for the meeting that started at 12.45.
After working 2 seadays, we had Nassau off. Me and a collegea went to swim with the Dolphins! Amazing!! The last thing that I wanted to do on my list is done!!
This last cruise feels so unreal. In the beginning it was amazing, the first couple of days, Carly (who started the same time as me) and i were so excited! We have been counting down since we had 16 weeks left.
Finally it is the last couples of days. This cruise is the cruise of “lasts”. The last drill, the last time I saw the fireworks, the last time I was on Disneys private Island, Etc.
In the beginning the lasts were great, but now, since Castaway I feel so sad about al these lasts…
The hardest question these last couple of days has been from my friends:
Will I ever see you again?… And the truth is I don’t know. I will miss all my friends, who have truly become my family here!
In the beginning, I found it strange that people called; going to their room “going home”, but it is true.
The Disney Magic has been “A home away from home” for me. Something I will miss imensely.
But, everything that has a beginning has an end…
I had the most amazing time!
I can look back on an fantastic experience that I would never want to miss in the world.
I have learned so much. About: working on a cruiseship. Sales & marketing. Fitness. Detox. Working in a big organisation.Tourism & Disney. The human body. America. Management. What I want in life. My body.
But most important, I have improved myself to a level that i would never think was possible.
This job has pushed my further than I ever thought I could go. There were numurous times I wanted to give up. But my friends & family were always there to make me realise what I would give up on.
For everybody that supported my, thank you!
With this positive note I would like to finish this last blog post.
I will see all of you soon, there are still so many stories to be told!
“Take action. Pursuit your dreams with passion, so you can live life abundantly!”