Faces and Places

Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you spent a day filled with joy and laughter with your loved ones. For those with mother’s that have passed on, I sincerely wish you spent some time recalling those special moments.

My day started off with a bang- literally. I decided to do laundry at 2 a.m. (first mistake) and set off the alarm. Way to make friends and influence new neighbors. Then, a scant 4 hours later, my poor spousal unit was treated to a full search at the airport causing him to miss his plane. At least the kitty wasn’t the recipient of a cavity search. Of course being the good wife that I am, I drove back to the airport to pick him up.

Luckily the rest of the day held no unpleasant surprises.

We checked into our hotel for our training, and held a meet and greet in the lobby. Isn’t it strange how you feel like you know someone after spending a few months on Facebook? Most of us looked like our pictures. Of course us women only put thin pics up, but we managed to figure it all out.

Everyone was excited and cordial, looking forward to new adventures at work, and in strange cities.

New i.d. pics tomorrow, so girlfriend needs to make sure her fro is rocking. I’ll let you know how the week goes.

Peace out.

Cha..cha…changes

Wow.

That’s about what I’m feeling right now. I’m excited, nervous, and anxious to start my new job, and the first step in moving on to the next phase of my life.

I’m in the third training class, so I pretty much know what to expect. But knowing and doing are two different animals. The comforting thing is the new airline’s attitude is refreshingly positive. I have not encountered any negativity, so far everyone has been incredible- even those that have the most to lose when we integrate and I’m senior to a good chunk of their workforce.

When most of the flight attendants at N.A. (new airline) learn how long we’ve been flying at O.A. (old airline) they think we definitely need drug testing. Our reasons for leaving are as varied as those of us that took a leap of faith. But one thing we all have in common is the need for change, the desire for adventure, and the faith to step out of our comfort zones.

We are the few, the proud, the 119.