#thefalifeINSPIRES

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My Dream Job Has A Name Tag

One flight attendant’s tale of realization, self-growth, and persistence on the journey of earning her wings. We’re all given this one life. Many of us spend the majority of it trying to figure out what the heck we’re supposed to do with it; we go back and forth deciding which path to take. In my […]

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Stillness + Movement

“Well, I’ve never seen that happen before, but with your ankle, anything is possible,” Dr. Z said as she shrugged. Dr. Z was the orthopedic specialist that I was assigned to back in April when my ankle snapped during a kiteboarding accident one Monday afternoon. For some reason, over the course of recovery, my ankle […]

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Soulmate City + Danish Life 

I sit alone in my Danish apartment. Staring from left to right, and then back again, as soft music beats from a speaker in the kitchen. I’m snuggled under a blanket, on my Danish couch, in my Danish clothes, with my Danish bike waiting outside for me and for our next adventure. I’ve just returned […]

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Dream Job

Currently, I find myself sitting at a beach bar— in a place where white sand meets turquoise waters. People flock to this Spanish town; enveloped by the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. It’s a city that finds its direction and domination from the wind. Being a female kitesurfer […]

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Making The Decision To Fly

Recently, I’ve come to understand something I didn’t really, completely “get” before. It’s this realization that it’s really hard to “become a flight attendant,” but not for the reasons you might think. Where the challenge lies is that it is difficult— and sometimes impossible— to make an utter life switch and total 180 degrees into […]

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To The Airline That Inspired Me To Fly…

By Griffin Bruehl  I have been asked about my choice of resigning as a commercial flight attendant. Now, don’t worry. I am still flying. Resigning is actually a really great thing for me, but the decision was NOT easy. The full story of how I got started in Aviation is something special to me. There […]

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Getting Hired As A Flight Attendant: Do This, NOT That!

The most popular searches and interests about flight attendant life relates to you wanting to know what airlines to work for and how to get a job in aviation. You want to know how to do it, what airlines ask in the interview, and how to succeed. You want to know, if you are in corporate […]

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Available & Unstoppable: Bringing Your Best Self To Your “Next Thing”

Every interview I’ve had this past year, no matter what the job description or where the company is located, has asked one specific question. It’s a question that demands a specific answer, and although simple, can yield to a trail of uncertain ramblings. They, these people in a power position, always ask; “What are you […]

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What To Do After “Flight Attendant Life:” Interview with former flight attendants

It’s easy to think that a flight attendant’s life will end (at least all of the best adventures) if they choose to leave flying. But, what if there was more beyond, above, and before you, if you honor the nagging of “other things you want to do?” From France to Australia, California to Missouri, former […]

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Unfulfilled: A letter of hope for the ‘lost’ flight attendant

‘How can I hate this?’ you silently wonder. This was all that you dreamed of— for SO long! Everything about the lifestyle of flight attendants appealed to you, but since it’s been all yours for awhile now, you find yourself numb inside. Numb to what your dreams once were and numb to who you are […]

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