30 Aug Ready For Takeoff
Growing up as a child we are often asked, what do you want to be when you grow up? Most of our responses are generally a doctor, teacher, nurse, or fireman. Until we become older and mature do we realize, well what do I want to do that makes me happy everyday? It took me a long time to figure that out. I did know that after a few corporate jobs I did not want to be at a 9-5 anymore. I became a free spirit and started to like an unconventional way of life. Eventually, I found my way into the airline industry. I spent 4 years working as a gate agent part time. The job was flexible, had great flight benefits, and I worked with some wonderful people on the ground, but after a while I wanted more. I started researching flight attendant. As a wife and mother of two young children, I didn’t even know it was possible to even explore this avenue. What I found was the same flexibility I had working the gate. I read post and blogs from other flight attendants and watched numerous YouTube videos. Next would be the conversation with my husband. Would this be something he would support because I would need a great support system in order to be successful. After a few “side eyes” from him he was more than happy to be on board for the journey.
After about a month from when I applied, I was hired and ready to start training. OMG!! I couldn’t believe I was about to really do this!!! I was so excited and my stomach ached from being nervous. My family was happy for me and also ready to support me in anyway possible.
Through the weeks of training I missed my children and husband so much. I was ready for it to be over. It was the hardest thing I had ever done. All my four years of college were not this intense. Taking it one day at a time and constant prayer was what helped me.
After training and being on the line for almost a year now, I must say I’m happy. I fly to some awesome places as you see in my Travel section. I work with beautiful people and for an amazing company. One thing I have learned is to live your life to the fullest and do what makes you happy.