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Am I really going home?

Another trip, another friend. I don’t know if all my luck and good fortune is just thrown into my work life, but as a new flight attendant I have had a really easy time adjusting to everything. I still haven’t had any crazy incidents, I’ve had the best crews so far & I’ve visited pretty amazing places.

When I am at work, either in the airplane or on a layover, I feel very comfortable and purely happy. This, of course, is not the case all the time. There might be a couple times I have felt a little off but it was mostly me getting sick.

Right now, I am commuting home. I caught a flight an hour after I landed and ended my trip. The flight was oversold due to the weather issues the east coast is having, but luckily there was a seat and a commuting pilot let me take it while he seat up in the cockpit. I was so happy, but I am not sure he noticed because I am also really tired and I’m still a little sick. This kind of kindness is very appreciated in this industry. It was him purely wanting to help and nothing else.

I understand that this happens sometimes or often or maybe rarely, but it happens. I just felt incredibly lucky to be able to go home for my short couple days off. And we are descending now. We are pretty low and I got distracted because I do not see anything familiar. So maybe I am not going home…..
I would not be surprised if I got on the wrong flight.

No. Seriously, this does not look like we are landing at O’hare.
Okay well I totally forgot the point of this post. There was one. Now I’m gonna try to figure out where I am landing.

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Commuting and loneliness

As I am commuting to work and I’m having great coffee, free WiFi and free TV I am feeling great. I do have to make a connection to get to my preferred airport but I get to see a friend in between my flights.

This does not sound bad. It is not always like this. I am usually very positive about commuting because that is just what I have to do for now. There is no point of complaining and being bitter. If you find a hobby or take a nap on these flights, they become useful. Also I just have the thought of getting my transfer soon in the back of my mind.

The worst part about commuting is that right now I am going through a time where I start feeling the loneliness come in. On my layovers it’s not that bad. I usually feel it kick in if I am in my crash pad and my friends aren’t there. Also, if I’m at home by myself.

There are multiple reasons why I feel lonely. It’s the job itself and reaching almost a year mark of being single after ending a 5 year relationship. I try to make this journey about myself and really trying to explore what I enjoy to do in my free time, what I want in life and what kind of people I enjoy spending time with. Somehow life still hits me with those feelings of loneliness and it is a little difficult to push those away at times.

Well I am happy that this commute won’t involve a little cry session in the lavatory (long story, rough day, it was short and to the point) due to a random panick attack. I might have a random panick attach once I open my bag and notice I forgot to pack my charger for my work phone, but I will figure it out. Thats is what we have to do as flight attendants I guess. We have to figure out how to solve random problems that come from living in a suitcase.

Now I am going of on a tangent so I will end this. It felt good to write in here again. Letting this feeling out and sharing it openly helps me feel not so alone.


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Dreaming on

Finally, after tears, struggles, realizations, mental preperation and a lot of self exploring, I am fulfilling my dream. In a few days I will be graduating my Inflight training. The road to becoming a flight attendant wasn’t easy. I still have a couple days left, out of these five weeks, but it feels like forever. The last few days are dragging. We have our uniforms, we are official employees of the airline and we took our graduation pictures, but we still did not get our wings.
It’s so close, yet so far.
The last four weeks went by so quickly. I can’t believe that at the beginning of next month we will be on line.

Also, I got my acceptance into my online Bachelor’s program for Aviation Administration and I could not be more happy.
I will be flying the skies as I am learning more about how this whole industry works.

This will be an incredible journey for me. I will be learning about what I truly enjoy and want to have my future in, but also, that future starts now. I am in this industry, I am already doing what I enjoy, and I will just continue to grow and explore different sides of it.

I  needed to keep my faith close to me through this journey. Without that and my family and friends I would not have been able to come on this road.

To finish off I just want to really point out that following your heart in these kind of matters is very crucial to our happiness.


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& the waiting begins.

This journey of chasing my dream has been a little stressful. One interview with a let down, a couple invitations and video interviews and I am a little nervous, excited, enthusiastic and confident. Definitely still nervous though.

With all the applications, and planning I have had little time to collect my thoughts to even write anything on here. There are some people in my life that are encouraging me and some that have been a little reluctant when it comes to me going for the position that I believe is meant to be mine. Spending all my time at the airport at my current job, seeing all these flight attendants from all these airlines and wishing I could be in their shoes is kind of driving me nuts a little bit. Some people think I am crazy for wanting that so bad but I do. I know I will love it and I know I am meant to do this because this airline world is just for me.

I have to admit that the airline I currently work for is pretty amazing! They treat us very well and the whole culture of it brings us all together and makes us feel like one big family. It will be hard to leave this for another airline but it will be for the better.

I feel like a little girl with her head in the clouds when I daydream about getting this job. I literally am in the clouds in my thoughts. Soaring through the skies in my great career.

If only this process was easier, quicker, less stressful, yet longer and more encouraging.


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Why I Run

I used to be a runner. I did track and field and a little bit of cross country in high school. Later, in college, I had a period of time where I would go running almost every day. Super early in the morning, in the winter, late at night, with my dog, on a hot day, I mean I committed to it and I did it.
I miss it. I have not done it in a long time. No time. No motivation. I have a need, but no motivation or push to take that first step.
I know how good you feel after finishing that run. How terrible, yet amazingly proud you feel as you run and push . Those are the feelings that I miss.
Now having read this article I am inspired. Let’s hope that this inspiration lasts.
That is why I want to reblog it so maybe that way I will feel like I have to run. I have to because I told someone, someone read this. Or even if no one read it, that thought is out there.

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I’ve run nearly everyday since 2005. Before that there was four years of cross country and track, and before that two years of middle school track and field. I didn’t really enjoy it as a kid, and didn’t treat it seriously for a lot of reasons, so I don’t count those years. Just the last decade or so, because my running has been voluntary.

More than that, it’s been my lifeline.

I’ve run everywhere. New Orleans, London, Manhattan, Austin, Tahoe, Riverside, Montreal, San Francisco, San Diego, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Vancouver, Miami, Vicksburg, Dallas, Oslo, Graz, Tombstone, Tucson, Seattle, Helsinki, Joshua Tree, Dublin, Toronto, Chicago, DC, Vegas, Perth, and who knows how many other places. It’s the first thing I do in most cities–pull out my shoes and a map and see the sights.

I’ve run in the snow, in the rain, in 100+ degree heat, through cities, on military…

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I Want To Read This To You

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This is the first thing I need to say to you, and I want to read it to you rather than you reading it yourself because I want you to feel how much I mean it. You can say whatever you want to say afterwards. Maybe you disagree with everything, but at least I’ve spoken my mind.

I didn’t know how to put this in simple terms. My thoughts always seem to deconstruct themselves when they leave my mouth and have more clarity in my own head. So I felt the need to write a post, where my thoughts can flow with fluidity, just for you (you know who you are.).

I’ve known you for almost six months now, five of those where we’ve shared plenty of hugs, kisses and laughs. We’re both apart of a wonderful family of friends that can be just as annoying as they are wonderful. That’s…

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12 Tips On How To Kick A$$ At Being A 20-Something

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1. It’s okay not to know what to do with your life right now.

We’re often expected to know what we want to do with our lives by the time we finish college. But guess what? After four or five years in college, struggling to pass my course, I’ve learned that it’s absolutely okay to be lost and confused.

Being in your twenties is all about self-exploration. These are the years where you’re going to make a lot of mistakes, and you will learn from them. Both your achievements and failures will lead you to the path you’ve always wanted.

2. The world doesn’t revolve around you.

This is a bitter pill to swallow for millennials. But as early as now, learn to drop your ego. There are 7 billion people in this world and none of them revolves around you. The world doesn’t owe…

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