As someone who loves to learn about other cultures, see beautiful places and experience the diversity of the world, this was a dream come true. As the trip drew closer, I prepared in the usual ways; figuring out what I would pack, purchasing airline tickets and shopping for the items I would need. What I did not anticipate, was how difficult it would be for me to believe that something this wonderful could really happen to me.
I also experienced insecurity in myself and my "worthiness" to be with other leaders on the cruise. I know this may sound silly, but often times we devalue our own contributions, skills or character strengths. Fortunately for me, the other Young Living cruise winners were warm, enthusiastic and a delight to meet. I immediately felt at home. I got to know leaders from around the world and was so blessed by each one of them.
Stay tuned for more lessons learned on this cruise.