FLIGHT ATTENDANT 1. Someone who is never sure what day of the week it is. See also: Super hero, miracle worker.
Seven years ago, I quit my corporate career to become a Flight Attendant!
(Read that story here). At the time, I was sick of being single and felt anxious about entering my 30’s alone. So, on a whim, I decided to move interstate and start a new chapter in my life. At the time, I almost felt a little reckless setting off on a new adventure, when part of me thought I should be settling down! However, today I am celebrating my 37th birthday, still single and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to undertake a career change.
The past seven years of my life have been filled with adventure and I have formed some amazing friendships with my fellow crew, who now feel more like family.
The Flight Attendant life is certainly unique and over the years I have come to accept the fact that I never know what day of the week it is! I’m also okay with the fact that people will never truly understand what it is we do and how hard we train, not only to serve tea and coffee to guests, but also to keep them safe in the event of emergency.
Flight Attendants truly are super hero’s, who frequently perform first aid and de-escalate customer complaints about situations that arise from passengers feeling stressed whilst flying. Yet, somehow, Flight Attendants try their best remain calm and keeping smiling, in order to help the other guests to feel safe.
Sadly, however, Flight Attendants all around the world are currently enduring one of the most stressful and challenging times in their career.
After putting their own health and safety on the line to help people return home, Flight Attendants now fear the future of their employment. Airlines are collapsing as a result of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled our industry. Many, like myself, are anxiously awaiting news of whether or not we will be made redundant as a result of the ongoing restrictions on international and domestic travel.
I haven’t flown since early March 2020 and I miss the Flight Attendant life so much! So you can imagine my excitement when I received a special little surprise via airmail.
Crewtiful is a company founded by a husband and wife team, Zuzana and Daniel, who are both former Flight Attendants for Ryanair. They offer a wide range of aviation-inspired gifts, including fashion and homeware items and their Flight Attendant Mug is my new favourite!
Today we went back into lockdown and I’m celebrating my birthday in isolation. So whilst I remain at home anxiously awaiting news about my future, this coffee cup will serve as a daily reminder that I am so fortunate to have spent the past seven years in a career that I love!
I pray that I’ll be able to return to the sky one day. But for now, I’m enjoying not being woken up at 3:30am by crewing and having the chance to enjoy my morning caffeine fix from this coffee cup, which I know I’ll treasure for the next seven years to come!
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