As a flight attendant, I got to travel very often. It was the only reason why I took the job in the first place. I knew that I wouldn’t get the chance to stay very long in the countries I would visit, but I would get the opportunity to fly quite often. The dream first started when my family and I traveled to London for the first time when I was about eight years old. I loved the experience of being on the plane, and I loved how happy all the attendants were. I told my mom that I was going to be one of them one day, and she told me that means that I wouldn’t see my family much. At the time, that made me instantly change my mind about wanting to be a flight attendant.
But right out of college, I found it hard to get a job with my liberal arts degree and so I jumped at the chance to make that eight-year old’s dream come true. So, I applied for the job, did the training and certification program and got the job at Delta. My mother told me that she knew it would one day happen. She said I used to play with my dolls and act as their attendant as a child, so it was inevitable in her mind. But, she was more upset that I had to move to Atlanta than she was with my constant flying.
Moving from Houston to Dallas was going to be a long drive, and I had no interest in making that drive or asking friends and family to help me. So, I called Hercules Movers & Packers because my family had used them when we moved from Dallas. They gave me a good quote because I didn’t have much to move. Plus, I was moving into a studio in Atlanta. I packed my belongings and flew out to Atlanta and met them there because I sold my car to pay for the move. I figured if I was going to be in the air half the time, what was the purpose of even owning a car.
But after several years of being a flight attendant, I just couldn’t take the constant haranguing from the passengers. I quit and decided to take a job as part of the airport control team for Delta. I’m much happier not dealing with passengers even if the job itself is more stressful. It’s at least challenging and every day is a new adventure. Plus, I can travel whenever I like and actually stay in the country of my choosing now.