Probably silly, trying not to think about my cruise next week too much

I posted before my cruise on the Grand Princess about how worried I get about something bad happening. Now I'm trying not to think about my cruise on the 25th too much. I actually get knots in my stomach thinking about all the bad things that might happen. It's the Saturday after Thanksgiving and even though I'm A-listed, maybe I won't get on. Or the flight might get cancelled. Or since I'm leaving for the cruise straight after work something might happen at work and I'll get stuck. Or I might have an emergency. Or that German U-boat that I mentioned in the other posting before the Grand Princess cruise has made his way down to San Pedro and is just waiting for a chance to take out the Ruby Princess. Why do I worry so much?????

6 Answers

You worry because you have no control over these events and cannot do anything to prevent them. I would sing Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) but I would wake the dog and he would begin howling in agony.

You have to eventually get to a point in life where you realize that many things happen beyond anyone's control and it isn't worth worrying about...Visualize yourself boarding the ship, walking to you cabin and having a great time. Replace negative images in your mind with positive ones.

I recommend :

PIER RUNNER VIDEOS.......always good for a few laughs pre cruise.

My favorites are where they drop to their knees with arms raised in the air. And then there's the story about a woman that dived into the water and tried to swim after the ship. HaHa, talk about Darwin Awards!

My all time favorite is the Olympic worthy run, only to be followed by a quick retreat when the guy realized he had tried to board the wrong ship.

I think I mentioned it before but I’ve never seen a pier runner in real life. I’ve only “pier walkers”. The time is past for departure and these self centered jerks are just casually waking up to the ship. Wish I could go down there and slap each one of them for acting like no one exists but them.

Putting aside the rest of the discussion when I saw this subject line I started laughing and could not stop. Oh my. We have booked cruises over a year out and I cannot stop thinking of those all of the time. As they get closer it is hard not to think about them even more and more. Fortunately my thoughts are usually on the more pleasant side. Occasionally I may have a negative thought and if so will try to have a plan B just in case and then shift to more positive thoughts. Thoughts can be controlled and that may be what you need to do. Grab your thoughts by the horns and point them into a pleasant direction and then keep on thinking along that line.


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