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Who Cares What They Think... I Don't!

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CruiseMan3000

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When it comes to cruising, many of you know I have no issues just letting it all hang out. Well, I do put my belt on to suck some of it in, but when it comes to deck parties and night-life on the high seas you can bet your bottom dollar that yours truly, his whistle and party crew will be in the house ready to BAA-RING DA NOISE! A conversation I had with a fan inspired this post and I hope the words I shared with her would also encourage you to jump out of your comfort zone and live life to the fullest! YOLO!

So there I was a few months ago sitting in the karaoke lounge sailing on Carnival Glory. A fan of the blog approached and struck up a conversation with me. She was saying how she couldn't understand how I could get up in front of so many people and not seem to care what they thought of me; if they were laughing at me and even wanted to know how I "showed my face" around the ship the next morning. I simply told her this, "I stopped caring what people had to say about me when I realized no matter if I pleased 1 or 1 million, everyone was not going to like everything I did - which is fine by me. I also realize that I will never see most of the people on this cruise ever again in my life... so why not give them a show?"

She began to nod and laugh. I said, "You only get one shot to live this life here on earth, so why not spend your days laughing hard, cuttin' a rug and showing others they too don't have to just sit there but can join in!" She soon grabbed her teenage daughter, brought her to the karaoke lounge and together they took the stage singing Coldplay's smash hit, "Viva la Viva!" I gave them both a standing ovation and the mother told me, "I did it because I took what you said to heart!"

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I have walked into many nightclubs on cruises where people aren't dancing and the mood needs to be that of a club and not a community music sitting center. So with all the dance floor space I see, I round up my crew, we jet for the floor and GET IT INNNN! Then before I know it, others are joining us asking if they can hang with us while we're in the club. That's when I realized that when cruising people can get so caught up into what everyone else is thinking of them, they allow strangers to hinder themselves from having a great time. Is that you? Stop that right now if it is!

Yes, now I do know that not everyone is an extrovert and/or is comfortable with displaying goofy moments in poolside games, vocal abilities at karaoke or even their gaming skills in the casino, but I do know that we all have a chance to use a cruise to help us step outside of our comfort zone, wouldn't you agree? I mean come on, you eat all that food when everyone is looking (you may not even know it sometimes, but people are watching), so why not put on a show for 'em?! Next time you hit the high seas, don't let your shy and bashful side get the best of you - shine like the brightest star in galaxies and let the ship know YOU know how to bring the noise! As always, you're cruisetacular for reading and I have nothing but love for ya! Keep cruising and grooving--Shon!

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again Shon..."YOU DA' MAN"!!! When it comes to cruises, I'm more of an introvert. I like to watch fellow passengers like you bang it up. It makes for good memories of the cruise and dampens the display passengers make of themselves that spend their cruise "inspecting" the ship, looking for any failure they can find. Gotta get on a cruise with you man!! Be safe........

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All I can say is AMEN!!! You are not going to see the people again anyway... so what difference does it make? You are either a participant in life or life will pass you by. You can do something or gripe about 'what might have been.' That applies to everything you do or do not do. You cannot blame it on anyone but yourself. You are given one life to live... It's up to you what you do with it... You can sit around and complain about what you don't have or you can work hard and make something of yourself... Get on that boat and live... Get off that boat and continue to live... Have fun... you only have one life and it gets shorter every day... Remember it's not about the storms in your life, it's about learning to dance in the rain!!!

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again Shon..."YOU DA' MAN"!!! When it comes to cruises, I'm more of an introvert. I like to watch fellow passengers like you bang it up. It makes for good memories of the cruise and dampens the display passengers make of themselves that spend their cruise "inspecting" the ship, looking for any failure they can find. Gotta get on a cruise with you man!! Be safe........

Hahaha! Thanks, Sarge! Come sail with me in 2014 from Baltimore! Get all the details here: http://theoceanescape.blogspot.com/2013/08/come-sail-with-me-in-2014.html

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All I can say is AMEN!!! You are not going to see the people again anyway... so what difference does it make? You are either a participant in life or life will pass you by. You can do something or gripe about 'what might have been.' That applies to everything you do or do not do. You cannot blame it on anyone but yourself. You are given one life to live... It's up to you what you do with it... You can sit around and complain about what you don't have or you can work hard and make something of yourself... Get on that boat and live... Get off that boat and continue to live... Have fun... you only have one life and it gets shorter every day... Remember it's not about the storms in your life, it's about learning to dance in the rain!!!

I couldn't agree with this more, Karen! Amen to it ALL! If you're free next September, I'd love if you could join me on the high seas for a great time on Grandeur of the Seas from Baltimore! Only $100.00 deposit needed per person if you book by September 5th! All the details are here: http://theoceanescape.blogspot.com/2013/08/come-sail-with-me-in-2014.html

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Can't be the life of the party anymore Shon. I used to love to dance and have fun, but my back holds me back these days...not to mention that I'm a little older these days. LOL I still enjoy watching everyone else up dancing and laughing, and having fun. Party on!

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Can't be the life of the party anymore Shon. I used to love to dance and have fun, but my back holds me back these days...not to mention that I'm a little older these days. LOL I still enjoy watching everyone else up dancing and laughing, and having fun. Party on!

All good, Shari! Hey, I know you're grooving and dancing in spirit! I'll be sure to get a few extra moves in for ya! :)

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