Posts tagged "home"

Finding Your Balance

  You had plans. …and then you got stuck in Oakland. In Oslo. In Omaha, Nebraska. Weather. Aircraft swap. Maintenance. Flow. Crew rest. Staffing insufficiencies. Reflowed. Repositioned. Everything but returning home. And that special someone is left sitting at a table for two, the complimentary bread getting cold and the server tapping his or her […]

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What Home Is | What Home Isn’t

  In this generation, many travel frequently for work, or exist in the realm of “freelancing”—not being tied to a location. Subsequently, due to the nature of the economy and our desires for freedom, the definition of home has adapted. Is it possible to feel at home and settled when living a nomadic existence? One international […]

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Commitment: A Flight Attendant’s Biggest Hurdle

Commitment. I think this might be one of the scariest and at the same time the most comforting words to a flight attendant. This is just one flight attendant’s opinion but if there is one thing I know its that when someone decides to commit to the cabin crew life they are inadvertently separating themselves […]

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Finding Your Way Home: How Flight Attendants Stay Grounded

A typical conversation between long-distance flight attendant friends: “Wait, I thought you were in Texas.” “Nope, Milwaukee to Houston and then to Monterrey, Mexico. Where are you today, Copenhagen?” “Nope, Los Angeles!” “Oh! Well, where will you be tomorrow?” … That is the million dollar question that none of us cabin crew actually know the […]

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Home Is Where The Hotdish Is: Tales From Wisconsin

I am sitting bundled in the back seat, one dog draped across my lap and another leaning against me. The three of us (My boyfriend Tim and his dad John) are driving up a winding county road on our way to the tip of Door County peninsula, where we will be taking a tiny ferry to Washington Island to the family […]

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How to Survive Your First Year As A Flight Attendant

Your uniform has been fitted. Your wings have been pinned. You have been assigned a domicile and a giant manual full of rules and the flight benefits are starting to roll in. Welcome to your first year as a flight attendant. It’s going to be a little rough. Be prepared for that. But there are […]

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Maybe You Should Get A Goldfish

Today, I caught myself smiling as I looked at Real Simple.  The colorful magazine spread was telling me how I should decorate.  Decorate a house.  Yeah.  True story.  This girl, excited about nesting?  HOLD THE PHONE!?!?! So, before you think I’m ready to settle down, read along… In three weeks, I’ll be undertaking my sixth […]

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It Feels So Good To Be Home

She said she would leave the door open for me.  I walk into the familiar sound of Jackson’s four year old voice, as I quietly enter.  Stella, the yellow lab that is the “third blonde sister”  doesn’t bark.  Over a year ago, when I first met Sybil, the owner of the front door that I […]

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Your Life In A Crash Pad

I’m a firm believer that no one should claim permanent residency at a hostel.  It’s just not a home.  Same with a flight attendant crash pad.  It’s just not normal to only live at a crash pad. Oh. But wait?! What in the flight attendant life is normal?  And to add to that, I have […]

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A British Holiday & What I’m Learning About The Travel Life

When the subject of travel and destination visits arise, I surprise most when I mention that I have never been to London.  That was until a few weeks ago when I went to visit Hilary, a summer camp and college friend, and also the creative genius behind The Flight Attendant Life logo.  Hilary and her […]

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