Life Onboard, a Hero's Journey

July 5, 2024 | | Author: Lea Gehrig

Career onboard is a path of a true hero. It may lead to greatness, professional satisfaction and a much-desired financial stability. However, any path of a hero holds its significant trials.

Life onboard is nothing like you have experienced ashore. It’s a self-contained world with its own distinct rules and microcosm.

Life onboard demands sacrifices. You’ll be far away from your loved ones, your home and your comfort zone.

Things might get rough. Differences with colleagues may occur daily. The job will be intense and will demand your everything. You may feel isolated, overwhelmed and overworked. Gentler souls might fall into tears. You might feel like the career you’ve chosen is simply too much. And that is okay. You must know that almost everyone goes through this process. Very few newcomers adjust easily.

The key to success is acceptance and adaptability. You will need to accept your new circumstances and adapt to the community that surrounds you. If that is above your capacity, that’s okay too. A career onboard isn’t for everyone.

A single ship might house 15+ nationalities from nearly every corner of the world. Everyone around you will be different, – defined by various backgrounds, religions, upbringings, traditions and levels of educations. Yet, you will all share a powerful desire to have a better life.

Crew diversity holds incredible beauty. You will have so much to learn from one another and so much to appreciate. Where else could you gain insights into abundance of cultures through its native people? There, onboard, you do not need to be best friends (though that’s a wonderful bonus to gain), but respect is essential – toward each other and each other’s work.

Ultimately, what makes the difference is simple: it’s love and care. On board every single individual contributes, forming a brand-new world driven by dedicated service to the guests and support towards each other. Some individuals might laugh at these seemingly naive words. Some ship communities indeed are rougher than others. Yet most of them are close-knit and unified.

You will inevitably see it all – the good, the bad and the ugly. You will experience both darkness and light. Tears, heartbreaks, heartaches, disappointments… you name it, you might get it. However, your onboard career could be so much more than that. You will travel through beautiful places, see friendships that stretch across continents, love stories that grow into families, brotherhoods that become stronger than blood, personal growth that makes junior crew into nowadays leaders.

And whenever you’ll get stuck – just remember why you joined the fleet in the first place. As long as you yourself contributing to a better, brighter, more prosperous community – you will succeed. And, at the end, this philosophy should apply to any industry, any team that strives towards harmony and stability.

But one thing is guaranteed: a career on board is anything, but boring. It will make you stronger, more resilient and much more adaptable.

Are you ready to give it a go?

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Lea Gehrig
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