10 Days of Quarantine Workouts

10 Days of Quarantine Workouts

Quarantine Jan 11, 2022: SY As the Omicron variant spreads rampantly throughout the world, more and more people are going into quarantine (or should be). This is nothing that you haven’t already been able to see on the news, but the Symphony of the Seas…

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11 Reminders from Mom if You’re Having a Bad Day

11 Reminders from Mom if You’re Having a Bad Day

I’m a very out-of-sight out-of-mind person that it makes being away from home for long periods of time a bit easier to handle. The more I talk to my family, the more I miss them so naturally its just easier to be in my own…

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01.01.2022

01.01.2022

New Years Eve has this certain unspoken pressure to be spent doing something remarkable. Society tells us that the way you enter the new year somehow dictates the next 364 days. Whether it’s the need to have a kiss at midnight or the expectation of…

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Crew Life (Pre-Pandemic v. Now)

Crew Life (Pre-Pandemic v. Now)

Most of the time, I don’t even know what day it is. Monday, Tuesday, the 28th, the 29th; I couldn’t tell you. Onboard in my division, we orient our days by counting Turnaround Day (Day 1), Day 2, Day 3 and so on and so…

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Q Update: I get out today!

Q Update: I get out today!

Today is a good day, well at least I really hope it is going to be. It’s Saturday, September 18th, 2021 and that means my two weeks of quarantine are officially complete. If I’m socially awkward, its because I’ve been without other human contact for…

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Round Two: Let’s Try This Again

Round Two: Let’s Try This Again

After four days in the ER on IV antibiotics, two surgeries, one soft tissue ultrasound, countless blood draws and culture tests, eight antibiotics a day, several stitches, four follow-up appointments, three PCR tests, and three weeks in a hotel on bed rest sponsored by microwavable…

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I waited over a year for this…

I waited over a year for this…

Since the shut down of the cruising industry, I’ve been floating around trying to find my way between part-time jobs and new adventures. I embraced the little things throughout the year to fill a void of waiting for cruising to return. I got the call…

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first life-changing moment at Sea

first life-changing moment at Sea

For six months, my new home was on the Oasis of the Seas, and my new job was performing as part of the international ice cast in the featured show, Frozen in Time. My professional performing career had just started, and let me tell you,…

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What I would tell my younger self about body image

What I would tell my younger self about body image

Excerpt: I decided to start a thread of articles on this topic because one, I feel confident in what I am saying given my own experience and two, it is prevalent as I sit in quarantine and pick apart the way I look and how…

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hey x. (open letter)

hey x. (open letter)

Hey, remember me? It’s been a while from the last time we talked. Since I’ve been home, I’ve been struggling to put words on a page. I can’t figure out how to get this overflowing jumble of thoughts in my head and somehow organize and…

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Back from Sea

Back from Sea

(Part 3) If you’ve been following along with my story, then you are well aware that since mid-march, I was stuck at sea on Voyager of the Seas. The Covid-19 global pandemic has put the entire world at a standstill and forced the travel industry…

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Still Stuck at Sea

Still Stuck at Sea

Voyager of the Sea, Manila, Philippines (Part 2) This article is an extension from part one of what it has been like to be stuck at sea on Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas, during this global pandemic. We’ve been away from land for 44…

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Stuck at Sea

Stuck at Sea

Photo by: Sabygraphy Voyager of the Seas, 2020 (Part I) Many people have been asking me what it’s like to be stuck at sea during this global pandemic. First and foremost, please understand that I am trying to be as politically correct, yet also as…

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Dealing with Anxiety during COVID-19

Dealing with Anxiety during COVID-19

Voyager of the Seas, 2020. Today, across the globe there is a constant overflow of news regarding rising death tolls, massive job layoffs, economic crisis, boarder closures, and orders to lock down and isolate in place. There is an influx of reports on hospitals running…

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Oasis: Mediterranean Cruise Ports

Oasis: Mediterranean Cruise Ports

Explore: Barcelona, Palma De Mallorca, Marseilles, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, and Naples. During the later end of my contract on the Oasis of the Seas, the ship repositioned to tour the beautiful Mediterranean exploring different parts of Spain, France, and Italy. Lucky me, little American girl…

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