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When Everyone You Love Lives Halfway Around The World

It's almost dawn in Las Vegas. I'm staring out the window at the bright lights of the casinos, unable to sleep. Yesterday at this time I was at the airport in San Francisco, running between gates to catch a ride back up to Seattle. The day before that, I was riding the subway in Seoul, South...

Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: Opening up about flight attendant fatigue

Sometimes, often times, things are not what they seem. The flight attendant life is encased with glamour; foreign destinations, gorgeous pilots, beautiful cabin crew, going places and experiencing a level adventure that the majority envies and will never quite understand.  They want your life. They want my life. They want this life. But if they...

Finding Home Base Amidst The Happiness & Heartbreaks of Flight Attendant Life

Home Base I try to put my guard up, because when I have feelings, I've always felt deeply. That is why I was so distraught with thoughts about heading back to New York City to work. It's nice to feel comfortable and content. I, like many flight attendants, am a walking hypocrisy; when I'm grounded,...

Flight Attendant Problems: Nowhere To Go

The only word that encompasses the way I feel right now is: fatigued. I could sleep for days if I cleared my schedule. The last time I had more than one day off was 18 days ago. At this point, it is effecting my normally upbeat personality and my interactions with friends, family and passengers. Finally, I have four days off. I have been looking forward to these four days...

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Risk: Creating An Attitude Of Bravery When The Stakes Are High (#ThefalifeINSPIRES)

When we have nothing to lose, we have little to fear. We have a sense of confidence and surety. We are not concerned over what the result will be as the focus is on who are in the present, not what the outcome is for our future. We are completely invested in the moment, which often ultimately determines a result that is to our personal and/or professional benefit. There is...

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Because #LOVEWINS: Building And Cultivating Relationships In A Christian, Secular, Gay, Straight And Flight Attendant World

I have been removed from the history that was made this past Friday. Not removed because it does not matter to me, but removed because as a Christian, I should frown upon or be saddened by "where our world is going." But, if you ask me to be sad about where our world is going, I'll most likely mention how the financial crisis in Greece causes concern or touch upon the...

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Summer In The Skies: How Cabin Crew Make Work A Vacation

I'm sitting in a warm, darkened aircraft, fanning myself with a passenger safety card. The lights are off, the power shut down. A few rows back, my co-flight attendant props her feet up and enjoys her lunch. She sighs. There's something wonderful about getting to work early, and enjoying the stillness of the airplane before the crowds of passengers arrive. It reminds me of getting to school early the last...

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Finding Home Base Amidst The Happiness & Heartbreaks of Flight Attendant Life

Home Base I try to put my guard up, because when I have feelings, I've always felt deeply. That is why I was so distraught with thoughts about heading back to New York City to work. It's nice to feel comfortable and content. I, like many flight attendants, am a walking hypocrisy; when I'm grounded, all I can think about is going back to my non-routine fun filled adventures. On...

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Over-scheduled, Under-Inspired, And Being Momentarily Ok With That

For three months straight, I had full freedom with my schedule. No one could tell me when I had to go, when I could or could not sleep or that I had to stay in Florida. I lived in LA and found a more centered version of myself again. Even if it was only a moment of settled, I knew that rest and a slower pace was what I needed...

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Airlines, Flight Crew, & Social Media: The messy lines drawn between our personal & professional lives

There is a delicate balance that must be made when one works for an airline. Flight crews all over the world are subject to scrutiny from the media. Cabin crew must be choosey about what they make public and what they keep to themselves otherwise they risk facing consequences from their airline. Don't misunderstand me. I think it is wise for airlines to be watchful of their employees. The role...

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From Blog Reader To Flight Attendant

During my sophomore year of college, I had this crazy idea. After graduation, I was going to become a flight attendant. It seemed like the perfect idea. I would be able to travel the globe, meet interesting people from all over the world, and break free from the typical 9 to 5 lifestyle. But then reality hit me like a sack of bricks. The odds of even landing a flight...

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HeyLets Hangout In Los Angeles: An Afternoon in Downtown LA

If you have been following the blog for a few months, you’ll know that I am a Brand Ambassador for a Social City Guide + Travel App.  It’s been one of the most fun things I’ve gotten to do recently as it gives me one more excuse to exit my comfortable favorites and find the new. And finding what I’ve never experienced before is truly why my heart is held by...

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5 Ways To Make Goal-Setting Not Just Something You Say, But Something You Do

We all have goals and dreams, but what stops some of us from actually achieving  our intentions?  I feel like there can be a fine line between success and failure, many of us never making the jump into what we want, where we want to be, and who we want to become. Why can’t we seem to reach the next level? We all know about goal setting and we all...

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