One Year of Sailing, Things I’ve Learned as a Woman at Sea

Its been a long year of sailing and new adventures. There were good days and bad, ones where I love my job and others where I cried and questioned what the hell I was doing here. But through it all I kept learning. I learned things Ishouldn't have to learn in this day and age, … Continue reading One Year of Sailing, Things I’ve Learned as a Woman at Sea

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Why a job always takes 1000 times longer than expected

I have a bad habit at work. I consistently underestimate the amount of time it takes to do a job. This is partly because I always assume my first idea will work flawlessly (unfortunately, untrue), that when I fabricate something for the job I'll be able to find everything required right away, and that nothing … Continue reading Why a job always takes 1000 times longer than expected

Watchkeeping 101

As 3rd engineer the majority of my time is spent watchkeeping. Watchkeeping, depending on your personality, can be the most interesting or most boring job you have in your career. Some people enjoy it as the routine is set and the expectations of the position are clear. Some people hate it because the routine is … Continue reading Watchkeeping 101