So far, Ive been quarantining alone, and all the days have sort of blended together into one. When I wake up in the morning, there is always about ten seconds when I dont realize I am home, and I think I’m still waking up in the focsle with Allie, Maggie, and Carolyn all across from me, but then, I open my eyes and am quickly brought back to reality. I feel as though Im in some sort of limbo: off of the boat but still not integrated back into society because quarantine has us staying inside, separated from our family, our friends. Although it can get a little lonely some times, it has also been a lovely time of reflection on our past months on Argo and getting back in the groove of life on land.
I found it helps to focus on the positive things we did get to experience rather than the negatives of what could have been. I wish we could have had more time to properly say goodbye to Argo because she was so much more than just a vessel; she was our home. But, it is what it is, and we are where we are. So, instead, let’s appreciate the trip for what it was. I appreciate Argo for protecting us and safely delivering us across the ocean (which is still wild) and for lulling us to sleep at night just as quickly as she would throw us out. I am grateful for the staff, for teaching us so much not only in class but in life. I appreciate all my new friends, even though Id say we are more like a family now. I miss being stuck with you guys on a 112-foot boat in the middle of the ocean with endless great company, day in and day out. I feel so lucky to have been a part of this wicked experience with all of you because all 27 of you are incredibly special people. So thank you for everything guys, I love you! Stay healthy and safe, and when all this is over, I cant wait to see you all again. 🙂