Entering the Port of Dublin
Cafe Costa – Essential Coffee
Eva and Me
NOTE: Today is actually August 29….AND 8 days ago we lived on a ship…time flew by like a seagull picking up a french fry off a table on Deck 7…I am working hard to finish this blogumentary for you and for me…so allow me to backtrack…..
My new friend and fellow RD Emily shared this metaphor at our meeting today…for her, Semester at Sea is a reset button…a chance to pause, step back, review, regroup. Emily sailed years back as a “ship kid” with her parents…now back as staff – I like that!
I am hoping this voyage is a redefining experience for me…maybe not a reset, just a step back and maybe a mere 35 degree shift in my life, in my thinking, in my approach…Maybe a freeing from what I think is holding me back or holding me down.
Maybe a reset is needed to allow for the shift? Will advise…
On the TEDx scene – I met with my coaches today, Nancy and Shan – helpful feedback to refine my message – it is so much harder to talk for a shorter time! 10 minutes feels like nothing – usually I have 45-60 minutes to go on tangents, tell additional stories – go way out on a side story and loop back around to wrap things up. This is going to be an eye-opening experience
Arrived in Dublin today – this is a fairly industrial looking port but there is a shuttle – yay! I needed some time to get myself together so I opted out of some structured programs to be on my own with some peeps. Took our time going into town on a shuttle provided by SAS – nice! It rained quite a bit while we were in Café Costa – kind of cosy to be inside coffee-ing and wifi-ing and to get a little caught up on things…
In our wanderings, Margaret and I came across an animal rescue group on one of the squares….we got to meet some super cute dogs…Eva, Rovy and Vicki 🙂 sweet things – they were rescued – the lucky ones! This organization, Little Hill Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, takes care of the critters and raises money to help stray animals become rescued animals – needless to say, I made a financial donation in exchange for some doggie cuddling. So much for “do not touch animals while in another country”…
Made the shuttle just in time to go back to the ship – fast walking! A great day…oh and I now have a distributor for my book yay! Things are moving along – Yay x A Million!
What is your reset button?
Have a Nothing New Day! ~Kristin