It Is Worth Doing

I am sure some of you have noticed I have not posted in about a week. I am stepping into a new part of my life and I have been making sure everything is in order for the changes. The first part of this blog will just be info. If you care to read on, the second part is some random stories.

For over a year now (as I was reminded) I wanted to work on a cruise ship. With my determination and the efforts of many I have come to the starting point of a dream come true, Saturday March 22nd. I have been assigned to Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship, Jewel of the Seas. This ship tours the Southern Caribbean right now out of Puerto Rico. I will Be flying to Puerto Rico Friday March 21st. I will have limited access to the internet and almost non to my phone. If you wish to keep in touch with me PLEASE email me anytime and be patient with a response. I will have a mailing address to which I will share with you when I can.

 This new venture will affect this blog. Regular postings at this time will be put on pause. With limited access to the internet, working, exploring new places and meeting new people, it will be tough to post. I will not fully disappear I will write and post when I can. This blog is all about positivism but it may turn into a travel blog, which certainly can be a very positive experience in itself.


I went to a movie for the first time by myself. The theater was empty, the movie was good and the experience was not bad at all. I waited so long to build up the courage to go to a movie by myself and hear I stand an Eagle Scout, a designer, a writer, a baker. Working a cruise ship is going to change my life and I step into that adventure now. It is weird how much I have a accomplished and how much I value my independence, and here I sit in an empty theater nervous.


We carry many emotions, ones we love and ones we don’t. This path to ship board employment has been a roller coaster of all of them. I was very excited the closer I got in my search. The closer I got even more I wave of seriousness came across me. This is going to be a lot of hard work and completely new. I should be running around ridiculously excited, but all I can think about is being prepared to succeed in all that will happen. At one point I even let the looming feelings of frustration get the best of me and was corrected by a very understanding recruiter.


I was watching a preseason Chicago Fire Soccer video and that is when I realized more emotions.  I stopped that video about half way through I could not watch it any longer. As a 6 year season ticket holder the new things coming to the 2014 season were exciting and breaking my heart. The genuine “I will miss you” from those most important to me is breaking my heart. Stepping away from Scouting is breaking my heart. You cannot see it though as the excitement of what is to come of my new life is upon me. My life right at this very moment symbolizes my whole life among all the joy there are challenges, among all the challenges there is joy. I have a balanced wealth of emotion. I tear up as I write this but I know when I reread it I will be proud.


There is a new Marc transforming. This is one of the biggest things I have ever tried and I am confident that it will provide much success for my future. I know I have said this in the past, and I know those that follow me regularly know this; My blog has been a reflection of current events a reflection of my life and my transformation into positivism. I am not a naturally positive person but I am becoming one. I have many challenges and some of them are reflected positively in this blog. Sometimes you have to embrace the good side of things to understand and accept the bad things. I am reminded of a quote I posted a while back:

“Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly–until you can learn to do it well.”

– Zig Ziglar

This positive lifestyle is worth doing, This new cruise ship job is worth doing, and I will be awesome at both! Sharing with you this positivism and all the new things I discover in life, IS WORTH DOING!

Stay in touch PLEASE!


About upwithmarc

A creative mind takes no label. A positive mind sees past that which is easy to find. Find the things you love in life and share them with others. I am an artist. I am a positive thinker. I am on a quest to love everything life gives to me. On the outside I am no different then anyone else but on the inside I feel I have a lot of different things to share. My goal is to find those willing to listen. Those willing to share there thoughts in return. I have a long list of goals in my life, some I have met and all the rest I am getting closer to every day. I want to write a book, I want to be a motivational speaker, I want to own an art gallery, just to name a few.

Posted on March 17, 2014, in Ways Of Ultra Positivism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Going to miss you Marc, Have fun and we will see you when you get leave!!! Sorry I didn’t see you, I got sick and I didn’t want to risk you catching it before you left. Godspeed


  2. Hi Marc, just found your site and am hoping all is well. This is the last entry I see. How was the cruise? Hope all is well wherever you are!! 🙂


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