✈️ We travel to not escape life but for life to not escape us ✈️Working for an airline is challenging, thrilling and rewarding. I think one of the biggest lesson you can learn is how to become a chameleon. You battle between being a doctor, a server, a firefighter, a chef, a therapist and a flight attendant just to name a few. You learn how to serve up a smile at any time - day or night, any calendar date , under all circumstances. How to participate in conversations or diffuse situations with people from cultures you are not familiar with. How to sleep or wake up at ungodly hours for work and make your body stay energized enough to work for 21 hours straight. There are days you wake up and not know which country you're in, what flight you were just on or who you flew with an hour ago after landing. On those days you learn how to laugh, take care of your body and build patience. Each job has its difficulties and being a flight attendant is definitely not easy. There are days you are unappreciated by your passengers, taken for granted by your leaders, unable to get along with all of your crew and driven to work by a horrible roster. However, the rewards are above and beyond.
We get to have breakfast in Dubai, lunch over Cairo and dinner in Paris. We get to meet all types of nationalities and relate to them by knowing things about their culture and country. Although we fly using standby tickets, when available those tickets can be dirt cheap. We have an amazing amount of annual leave. Our days off are spent traveling to new countries or living it up in Dubai. We get to be young for as long as we'd like.
My time as a flight attendant has been the best time of my life. I am proud of my work ethics. Always strived to offer exceptional customer service. Working with Emirates allowed me to mature, distance from family allowed me to understand how be a better friend, sister and daughter. And lastly, seeing the world has shaped me to be a fiercely free spirited woman I had always hoped to be #blessup