Today is my two year anniversary with my company as a flight attendant. So far it’s not the longest job I have had but it is getting pretty close to that. I hopped around a lot for well over a decade trying to figure out what I wanted to do within the metrics I wanted to do it in. Nothing ever seemed to last for too long and kept feeling trapped in dead in jobs.
It took a decade, a divorce, a breakup, going back to school, bad employers, good employers with endless amounts of tears to get to where I am today. It took figuring out that I wanted, I Needed to be able to take care of myself in a way that would give me choices for how I wanted to live my life.
I wanted to be able to provide and take care of myself and give myself some stability though this industry isn’t always stable as we can see now I have gone through so much of the unknown that I know that I am going to be okay no matter what.
I have had to learn even more to trust myself with in my job, watching, listening and figuring out how to handle difficult situations at 30,000ft.
I get to see so much of the United States that I would have never had the chance to see and I have had the opportunity to go visit other countries. Though this year I haven’t had the chance due to Covid-19 I know that it won’t be long and we will all be back to traveling again.
Time is interesting it can feel as if it moves so slowly and yet when we look back it seems to have moved in the blink of an eye.
When I had first started and getting out on the line the other flight attendants had said that it goes quickly and to just hold on and I am so glad that I did because it has gotten easier and so much better.
There was a small time in these two years where I did wonder if I would be able to keep going. It was a very small and short time and there had been some stresses due to finances and some emergencies that I had went through with work and I am glad I made it through all of that to still be here.
I know that right now seems very uncertain for those of us in this career- the airlines. There is a lot more to handle when it comes to the passengers, to the not being able to travel and to the uncertainty that this time brings to all of our companies and all I can say is-
Hang in there.
To those who’s companies have gone under and to those who have been furloughed-
You will always be apart of the airlines and I look forward to seeing you in the airports and in the air when we as an industry come back fully from this.