Today I was emailed a REALLY, BIG, FAT LEMON!

It all started back in February… my wonderful boyfriend took me on a cruise to Mexico. We had so much fun! I went to 2 arts & crafts classes to check it out. (The teacher said I was a pretty good painter!)

I decided to look into how to get that job. My dad had done some lectures on cruise ships when I was young (Astronomy stuff) so I knew a little about it. I googled and googled until I found a company that books people on ships to teach all sorts of things, lecture, etc.

I applied, went through the whole process and after I was approved, I was lucky enough to be booked on a 12 night cruise from Vancouver, BC to all the Hawaiian islands in September. Woo-Hoo! I’ve been getting my classes ready, buying supplies, and dreaming on another wonderful get-away. (The picture was going to be one of the projects)

That is, until this morning.

Apparently the charter was lucky enough to sell my room. 🙁 So now they have more people and less for them to do.

And we have plane tickets we need to use within a year. We are also ‘gob-smacked’ (that’s British for STUNNED!).

Thankfully, I believe everything happens for a reason… I just hope to know the reason sooner rather than later. (Patience is NOT my virtue!)

I’ve been reading “Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant” by Robert Kiyosaki and he puts it perfectly:

It is not what happens in one’s life that matters… but it is the meaning one puts on what happens that matters.”

So for now, I’ll assume there is a reason we won’t be on that boat.

But will someone please send me some sweetener because my lemonade is tasting a bit tart!

~ Tara

P.S. If any cruise line people are in need of an instructor — give me a call! Apparently I’m now free in the end of September.