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On our first day, we flew from NYC to Chicago. We got in pretty late due to delays but I still forced myself to wake up at 7am to be ready n out of my hotel by 8. Took the train downtown and it took a whole hour! Chilled downtown with the famous bean and it’s seriously everything I thought it would be and more! It’s absolutely beautiful, just sitting there at a park, in the middle of downtown. Then I strolled through the park and went to Yolk where I met up with Pat. We had breakfast and caught up for an hour and he took me to the train station so I could start heading back to the hotel cause I had to be at the airport by 1pm. Super short trip but I must say, I really like Chicago! It’s a nice, clean city. A little too windy for me but it is the cleaner version of NYC. On that day I had to work a flight from Chicago to NYC. NYC to DC. DC to NYC. NYC to Buffalo. What a long day it was for me! Especially since I woke up so early to explore Chicago. Got to Buffalo and crashed so hard. We only had to work Buffalo to Boston and then Boston to Newark so the 3rd day was an easy day. We still got in pretty late cause we started the day pretty late. Then on my 4th day, a car came n drove us to NYC to work NYC to Chicago then Chicago back go NYC. Super long 4 day trip but I thoroughly enjoyed it because I was once again blessed with an awesome crew!! We had a lot of fun together. I was soooo happy to get to NYC in time for my flight to Vegas. Currently on the plane blogging right now. Can’t waiiiiiit to have fun with y’all

Selfie with this awesome bean

Selfie with this awesome bean

Obsessed

Obsessed

Falafel in Portland, OR

Falafel in Portland, OR

I’ve always thought I was a night owl… Until now. Those red eye flights were fun in the beginning because I got to sleep in and work the night flight but getting home at 7am is such a killer. I’ve asked other flight attendants who ONLY do red eye flights because they get their hours quicker for tips and they all tell me that they don’t sleep when they come home in the morning. HOW in the world is that possible? So now I’m starting to like the morning flights… even though I have to wake up at 4am, at least I’m functioning during normal hours. Then again, I signed up for this job because I wanted something not normal so I can’t complain.

I recently did a 3 day trip and had a layover in Portland for the first time. I really enjoyed myself there. It’s such a unique city and very walkable. I would definitely come back to visit but as I was walking around and heading back to the hotel, I realized that it’s fun for a couple days but I wouldn’t want to live there. I don’t know if I’m still in the honeymoon phase with NYC but I honestly can’t see myself living anywhere but here at this point in my life right now.

I’ve been working with a lot of senior people and it’s got me thinking a lot about how I feel about seniority. In the aviation industry, SENIORITY IS EVERYTHING. I thought about how there are people in the company doing the same exact work as me, but getting better trips and getting paid more because they’ve been around longer. In most industries, you get paid more because you have more experience and the work you do requires more skill. As with what we do as flight attendants, I DO THE SAME shit as the senior mamas but they get paid 4k a month while I get 1.5k. It’s good for me in the long run, but for now it only makes me more motivated to do other things in the company… like leadership and what not. At the end of the day, we all gotta pay our dues to enjoy the benefits. 

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Love this movie

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The most amazing Thai food and guy I’ve ever met in NYC

The most amazing Thai food and guy I’ve ever met in NYC

Coming back to NYC this time was so different than the last. Last time, I got homesick within a day and longed to be home with my friends and dog. Yeah, I got a cool job that I love but I was also questioning myself. I wondered why I always had to leave. Deep down, I knew the answer immediately. I need to be taken out of my comfort zone to grow and learn more about myself and the world. This time, I was so excited to come back! I’m spending more of my days off enjoying NYC rather than recovering from my trips because I’m finally getting used to this life style. I went out into the city last night with Kristi and we went to Little Italy. Ate at the first pizzeria in America, founded in 1905! Walked through China Town to get to the Brooklyn Bridge. The last time I was there, I was doubtful and anxious because it was right before my interview. Coming back this time, I felt like a different person. Took pictures, talked to random people, enjoyed the city lights. Then we decided to drink at the park and little did we know, we were drinking in front of City Hall. Trouble. We took the subway to Greenwich Village because I really like that area and went to a couple bars and even sang karaoke. There is seriously SO MUCH to do in NYC. I think I’m gonna need more than a year to FULLY explore the shit out of this place. I absolutely love everything this city has to offer. Can’t wait to find more pizza to eat tomorrow!

I do love to fly.

I do love to fly.

If I could meet anyone dead or alive, it would definitely be her.

If I could meet anyone dead or alive, it would definitely be her.