Archive for February 15th, 2009

Some may have wondered what I’ve been doing recently – no blog posts since New Year! And not only that – I’ve not been emailing, chatting ect.  a lot.

Here’s why:

I live in the Faroe Islands. That’s awesome! Except…what am I to do here, when I graduate and become a MA (Master of Arts)? I mean – the financial crisis we hear about all the time, is also reality for the Faroe Islands, which means, basically: It’s hard to find a job.

Which brings me back in time, when I was younger and was about to choose my path in this life. What I really wanted to, was to work on a ship on the wide, beautiful ocean. But I didn’t know a lot about this kind of career, so I sticked with what I was familiar with, and closed the door to what I was dreaming about.

So I’ve been hiding in a shell, being concerned, broke and a bit depressive.

That was until I started having weird dreams at night. Let me tell you one of them:

> I was on a large ship, in stormy weather- feeling good, actually. Then my phone rings, and I see on the display, that it’s not a phone number I’m familiar with. I pick it anyway, and someone says “This is the Captain from RIT- 0558, tell me wich course to take!”

I don’t know the answer, and a bit shocked, I just hang up. But just as I do that, I know the answer. I dial up and shout: “Go Northwest!” Then I woke up. <

My phone told me it was 5.58 AM, 2 minutes before the alarm would go, and I thought “well that explains the ship’s number. But what about the RIT?

Dreams like these brought me back to my old dream, and feeling bitter about it because I now live in a country that needs people at sea, I clearly see now, that I took the wrong decision, but predicting the future is not easy.

But as said – I’m out of my shell now! I’ve realised one thing: it’s never too late, to follow a dream!

When I look at the cool ships sailing around the Faroes, patrolling the coast and sea, to catch suspicious looking ships (for example foreign ships fishing illegaly on Faroese/Danish territory), I thought it would be cool to work on one of those – so now I plan joining them!

It’s a one year – even well-paid – education, and I’ll be at sea, working for the Kingdom of Denmark…in the Navy. And there’s a really good chance that I would end on one of the ships of the Faroese Coast Guard.

Do you know what’s really weird? One of those ships patrolling around the Faroes, is named TRITON. Does that explain the RIT in my dream?

Anyway. I’ve realised that it would be perfect for me – I’m physically and mentally very strong, I’m adventourous, I love the sea, and I don’t want to work with books..not for now, at least.

I told my boyfriend about this idea, anxious for what he would say about me being away from home a lot. He is VERY supportive, and as he says “how cool it would be to tell my frends that my fiancé is working at sea!” And it’s not a problem for us, since we don’t have kids.

I don’t know why I never thought of this before. Maybe because no one told me about this option. Maybe because I was afraid to change the course of my life, and become the captain on my own ship, heading from Denmark to the Faroe Islands (northwest!).

If you fill a closet or a drawer with too much, you can no longer close it – and that strange dream I had, was the voice asking me to start cleaning up.. LOL. The door I closed many years ago suddenly opened up, and that’s just awesome.

Now there’s only one thing to be concerned about: Will I pass the test, that would let me into this career? Am I qualified? I know I am, but I’ve learned to take nothing for granted. I’m very optimistic about the future, though.

Wish me luck – prayers are welcome 😉

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