Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Clipped Wings

Yesterday I clipped my wings. I'm going between being excited and a little depressed. I hate passengers, broken airplanes, bad weather, and always being exhausted. However, I love my pilots, the schedule with tons of days off, the freedom, the independence, everyday being different. I love who I am when the uniform comes on. I feel like I'm losing a little piece of myself by quitting. But, I'm also gaining certain aspects of myself that I lost when I became a flight attendant. It's a little weird, so I'm still determining how I feel about it.

Yesterday, being my last day, was a nightmare (of course). We got to the airport in Norfolk at 7am. Our airplane was broken and we were stuck there for 7 hours. This pic was taken by my first officer.
The Captain is in the backround, ruining my picture : )
This is our airplane.
Me and my first officer, Don, cutting up. These are the things I'm going to miss. Your stuck with the same people for 4 days straight. You become a little tightnit group. You deal with everything together. I always had someone to back me up and vise versa. I'm really going to miss that.
I tok this picture while sitting in my jumpseat. This is my view(except this is a little lower than normal) and yes there are people on the airplane. I took this after we landed. We finally got to leave at 2:30pm to go to Miami. We were stuck in Miami for another 3 hours bdfore we took a mainline flight back to STL. We got to sit in first class and eat a nice meal. WE got in a 10pm (we were supposed to be done at 2) and I had to sleep in the crew room because it was too late to get to Indy. I finally got on the first flight to Indy today and got home at about noon. One of my favorite pilots was the captain going to Indy so I got to hang out with him and tell him bye. That was awesome. So, anyway, Monday I am offically a pre-school teacher. This should be interesting....

Also, the last post was by John!

4 comments:

brandy said...

Great Blog Michelle!!! Congrats on the new job. Cant wait to hear all about it!

Christine Daigle said...

I can't wait to hear about all the little kiddies too!! Keep us posted.

Laurie said...

Awww.....you are such a good flight attendant too. Their loss. The kiddies gain!

Lin said...

You'll be great at whatever you do!!
Can't wait to see you!