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.


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