Hi there! I've been cruising now for about 20 years. I'll always remember the first time. Holding onto the doorframe of our house, as taxi waited to take us to the airport to get on our 1st cruise (NCL Sky). I was not used to going on what I thought at the time was an expensive holiday - boy oh boy - was I ever wrong.
I am still working, and am in the healthcare field of diabetes, helping newly diagnosed or ones needing help. I'm a diabetic myself, and consider going on a cruise each year as a treat for still being alive. As a teenager I was told I'd only live to be 40 years old as a Type 1 Diabetic ... I'm proved them wrong over 20 years later ... and counting.
On my freetime, my husband and myself have a floating cottage (I call our cruise ships floating cities). We sail in a 1984 Catalina 30 called Jenna's Journey. She is named after a friends daughter who died of cancer at the young age of only 16. I wanted to trade my diabetes for her cancer so much - and this boat when I saw her just outside of Boston on the hard - I knew this was the one. She's a great coastal sail boat, and are plans for 2022 are to sail out to the ocean from our yacht club on the St. Lawrence Seaway ... and get out into the Altantic ocean. Who knows where she'll go once she reaches Halifax, N.S. where she'll rest for the winter until the following summer.