Posts tagged "kara mulder"

I’m A Flight Attendant ‘Living The Dream:’ This Is What It Looks Like (Really)

 Monday 2030 EST: It's check-in. I'm working "a turn" to OSL. A turn is a two-day trip at my company. It's somewhat of a joke between longhaul. Our trips are usually so long that a two-day trip seems quick, like a blink-of-the-eye or a snap-of-the-fingers. To me, it also feels like a waste of time, especially since I'm not even working the return flight. The Royal Family is on this flight—...

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Drop The Act, Ditch The Costume, And Make This Your Best Year Yet

I've been reading and re-reading all these books recently. It's a good thing— not motivated by a New Year's resolution though, but triggered because I need to occupy my mind. I need to stop it from thinking too much. I've been thinking too much about a guy. Sigh...My jet lagged eyes have been even more puffy and bloodshot thanks to this thinking too much and my affinity to crying. I...

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The Transforming Power Of Gratitude

"You, stop it!" he said sternly while cupping my face between his hands. Tears teased the corners of my eyes, taunting his blue to challenge the sadness emerging from my hazel gaze. I had already discovered quite quickly that Kelley was not one to allow pouting or sorry feels to be entertained. The fact that we would most likely be apart for over a month was not an exception. I sighed...

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Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: Absolutely Worth It

The cooling unit of my hotel room in Queens sounds like the traffic buzzing on a crowded New York street. It's loud and obnoxious, but I drown it out, because I accept that the noise comes with the territory. A lot comes with this territory. A lot of extremes; extreme jet lag, extreme happiness, extreme loneliness, extreme uncertainty, extreme change. Then. All is quiet again. "Karalee- what's up?" he questioned,...

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The New Approach I’m Taking To Flying And Life

I slept 13 hours and when I woke up, I really wanted to keep sleeping another four or five, but I had to write some things before those in another corner of the globe woke up. Some deadlines can't be missed. I told myself as soon as I finished the three articles, I was allowed to go back to sleep, and I did. It was 3 pm when I finally...

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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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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 knew the darker sides, would they still want it? Finally, I'm going to open up...

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“Hey Let’s Go To London:” A weekend adventure with the social city guide and travel app HeyLets

A week or so ago, I went to London for the weekend.  I know you say, "Who just gets up and says, 'I think I'll go to London for the weekend?" Well, yeah...not really out of the ordinary for this one.  I haven't been flying much recently, so I was feeling a little antsy and needed a temporary change of scenery (more on that in a subsequent blog). Although I...

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Today Is Today.

Once, I said I wanted to move to New York.  I put in a base transfer for JFK and thought that Brooklyn would be the best place for me to create a home. Right now, that living in Brooklyn idea sounds awful as my fingers struggle to type, frozen in place due to the frigid cold.  This California girl is a light weight when comes to freezing temperatures, among other things....

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7 Steps To Create An Adventurous Life

7 Steps To Create An Adventurous Life Can I make an embarrassing confession?  Really, I know it’s not something I should feel embarrassed about, but with this little known fact, I am a bit quiet.  It’s private and personal and not who you see me to be now.  There is more to the story than I will mention here in this blog (for the rest, you will have to wait...

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