Well cruisers, we are officially in the home stretch!! I still can't believe that the cruise is already here, I feel like it snuck up out of nowhere. It's funny, while I'm super excited for this trip, it's been a different kind of excitement for me this go-round. In all honestly, its probably a much healthier level of excitement. I've spent a fraction of the time preparing this year compared to what I've done in years past, and I think that's a good thing. Keeping my expectations in check and not letting it consume my every thought. I'm not sure if its because I've been distracted by my "real life" or if its because this is the third time and some of that initial novelty & not knowing what to expect has worn off. It's kind of like the first time you got to see them live in concert. While other shows are super exciting, nothing will ever touch your first concert. Hopefully that make sense. Not really sure what the point of this rant is, curious if some of you other repeat cruisers share this sentiment or maybe its just me? Don't get me wrong though, still SUPER excited!!
My Travel Plans
Anywho...just wanted to update you all on my travel plans. I'm flying down to Miami next Wednedsay, arriving early afternoon. Going to spend that time before we set sail just relaxing with my girlfriends. I've learned my lesson from past cruises not to overexert myself! I will NOT be sick boarding this trip haha. So nothing but eating tasty food and relaxing by the ocean for me.
Obviously Friday is the big day and we'll all be cruising together with the Backstreet Boys!!! Wow, still can't believe I can say those words. Still no itineraries, so no idea what's going on when. Hopefully we'll get those soon. Then after the cruise, I'm sticking around and doing some more relaxing in Fort Lauderdale for 2 days. For both of the past cruises I felt so rushed leaving that last morning and didn't get a chance to say goodbye or even recoup from the trip. Thus why I decided to extend this trip on the back-end as well for some much needed R&R. I'll definitely be updating you all on my adventures when I return and catch up on my sleep so be sure to check back here afterward.
I Want to Meet You!
Yeah, you! I so appreciate all of you for sticking with me on this blog and if you're going on the cruise, I REALLY do want to meet you. I love meeting other fans and swapping stories. I'll be in cabin U229 so please feel free to swing by and say hi. Or if you see me wandering around the ship, also feel free to stop me and say hi. Otherwise shoot me an email and we can swap contact info to try and meet up on board.
Any More Questions??
Final thought, if you have any last minute questions that you're still unclear about, or something I may have not covered, or even if its something I've covered a hundred times, I don't mind answering it again! I'll do my best to clarify whatever I can. No question is too silly! Again, just email me or post below and I'll get back to you. I promise! :)