Welcome to My Corner of the World

The change from life as a merchant mariner- specifically, a ship’s Second Officer-  to becoming a mother is nothing like I expected. It’s nothing I could have ever anticipated in my wildest dreams. And in some cases, I have learned more than I ever wanted to know.

And just try to write a coherent sentence when your well meaning, but interrupting husband, keeps asking about pieces of paper, DVD’s, hooks and phone cards- “Are these cards still good?” (I don’t have the faintest clue- why don’t you check them out?… and leave me alone.)- as he weeds out stuff on the dumping ground, sometimes known as a kitchen counter.

As I teenager, I thought I’d go to college, get out, work for a few years, get married, have 3 kids, have a house with a white picket fence, and be happy. As a freshman in college, I referred to myself as “bio major, pre-med.” As a new college graduate, I entered the world clueless. No job, no direction. It took several steps to reach my life on the water. And once I was working on the water, it took some more steps and leap-frogging to get me into my life as a merchant mariner. Life began at 29.

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About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a very spirited 14 year old son, and a former merchant ship's deck officer. To feed my creative side I take photos and make a very occasional batch of soap. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family.
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5 Responses to Welcome to My Corner of the World

  1. Heligirl says:

    Welcome to the blogosphere, my dear. I’m so psyched you started up your own blog. It’s an amazing way to share thoughts as well as be a support for others. Thanks also for the wonderful comment that I inspired you to start this. I am honored. Love the layout and header photo. It’s so you. 🙂

  2. Welcome. Thanks again for the inspiration. Still working on the layout etc. As photography is a passion, I’ll probably change the header photo periodically. Cheers!

  3. Pingback: Happy 4th Blogiversary to Me! | Life Is A Journey… Not A Guided Tour

  4. emjayandthem says:

    Isn’t it fun to go back and read where it all began? Thanks for the link and congrats on 4 years 🙂
    MJ

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