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“I Do This Because…” 9 Reasons Why Flight Attendants Must Fly

Ask a flight attendant why she flys… Ask a cabin crew why he packs his suitcase for the millionth time… Ask a recovering FA why she wants to return to the job she left ten years before… Ask, and you will find out so much. A�Why would any sane person put up with airports, aircraft […]

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Baby, It’s Complicated.

I stare out the bay window of his apartment. A�The semi-circle chaise lounge fits snuggly into the corner space. A�An orange throw is draped over my outstretched legs, my computer perched, the keys patiently awaiting direction. A�I like this room. A�I like this room a lot.   I don’t remember days of the week. A�I […]

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What Is ‘The Flight Attendant Life?’

I asked myself the question, “What is The Flight Attendant Life?”A�while staring at a mostly blank screen, trying to write. A�I hate that word ‘trying’ because what it really means is failing, or not actually making it. A�This week was trying. A�It seems as if weeks are these days. A�There is a joke between my […]

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“My life is a project of seeing the good in places, no matter where I am sent, no matter where I live. A�Of appreciating the beautiful in myself, and not begging to be someone else. A�I’m on a search to find that which I was meant to do; a process of discovering who I am, […]

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My Codependent Relationship

Always with me, I cannot break away. My grip holds tight. I wonder who I am without, Because we are always, Together. I rarely go unaccompanied. And I am always going. Somewhere. I travel, Questioned as to how I can go, Alone. But, I am never alone. I cannot be. Alone. My shadow.  My second half.  […]

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An Act Of Vulnerability

Right now, I’m on another airplane. A�It’s always one airport to the next. A�I don’t necessarily mind, as I’m truly beginning to embrace that it is simply a fact that I don’t sit still well. A�I moved to Ft. Laudy Daudy to make myself stay, but have done little of that, spending more time in […]

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So Over You!

Driving to the airport this morning for my flight lesson, I realized something: A�That I worry way too much, and I’m over it! A�My morning had just begun, and yet, the concerns I had over things that I had absolutely no control over, were dragging me down, souring my mood. A�Instead of focusing on the […]

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Peanut Butter Goes Better With Jelly

I sit around in my room for hours on end, drinking tea and listening to The Sleep Playlist on Spotify. A�I curl up with a book, the only interruption being the frequent whistles of a text messages from the girls, because even though we are in four time zones, we stay together. A�I wake up […]

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You Must Be My Soulmate

There is a lot that I never predicted about myA�Flight Attendant Life. A�Once, I remember I said that if I was going to work for a different airline, I would only want to work for Southwest or Hawaiian, but I followed that by saying, “Not Hawaiian, because I don’t want to be based in Honolulu. […]

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How-To Be Productive On A Layover

How To Be Productive On A Layover… Answer: A�Be my mom This is mom My mother is a little bit of crazy. A�I think you have to be a little crazy to decide to become a flight attendant as a second career, in your 50s, in addition to your another job. A�She’s doesn’t sit still […]

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