I’m skipping through Spotify Christmas Playlists, listening to Christmas music, or trying to. A�Every two and half minutes, I changed the station. A�I find Bieber’s poppy excitement annoying, and Michael Buble, it isn’t beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Not for this Flight Attendant Life.
I just found a playlist of Anti-Christmas Carols. A�Perfect.
There is a cute little tree at my Florida condo, and I’ve been wearing my Christmas Bears, but I mostly want to forget it’s Christmas (and my birthday soon, but that’s a different issue). A�Days of the week, and times of the year mean little when you are a flight attendant, and happen to be living a perpetual summer, from Hawaii and Florida. A�I know it’s winter though. A�I understand it’s Christmas. A�Even in Florida. A�I’m avoiding stores. A�I really need to buy toothpaste, but, it’s Christmas.
Adorable Roommate & Adorable Christmas Tree
The people in Plattsburgh, New York know it’s Christmas. A�The wintery weather blindsided them the last few days. A�I had to fly there, so I took a peek. A�Last night, or this morning, I don’t know which. A�Hours of the day mean little to flight attendant. A�I rolled into bed at 3:06am, and my thought was that what a weird life I live when rolling in at 3am, is almost as normal as rolling out at 3am. A�I do both on a weekly basis whichA�might be why I don’t like partying late night. A�Work gives me more than too many opportunities to come home at an hour when the bars close, and with all the delays, passengers give me enough of a party.
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Making an attempt at Holiday Spirit
Since I’ve started flying, I don’t ever expect to have holidays off. A�It’s just how it goes in the airline world. A�I now have a little say, but generally choose to work at the end of December, and have days off at the beginning of December. A�This way, I am able to travel before everyone else does (side note: A�I really dislike the holidays, because I always get bumped out of an airplane seat because there are just too many full-fare, revenue paying customers that are traveling, airlines oversell seats, and I’m left stuck.) A�Last year, the first week of December had me wandering the streets of Chiang Mai, Thailand, drinking Thai Iced Teas, and shopping the night market. A�In years past, I could be found in The Caribbean, cruising through the islands, in Costa Rica, watching some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen, snowboarding at Mt. Hood in Oregon, and there are more December adventures, I just can’t remember (Apparently years don’t mean much either when you are a flight attendant). A�This year, I would count Turks & Caicos as my Christmas Trip.
I miss Christmas in California. A�I miss being based in Los Angeles more than I miss being based in Hawaii right now. A�Being a California girl, I don’t need snow to make the atmosphere “Christmas.” A�I think what I need is my Mom. A�She makes it Christmas. A�Her smile, bubbly excitement, and sweet hugs. A�The smell of vegan food wafting through the house, and dad making a fire in the fire place.
Since I’m in Florida, and not California, I’m actually glad that I am working Christmas Day. A�That’s a Flight Attendant Christmas.