It is rare that I am comfortable posting something personal about my life on this website. I have maybe one post that doesn’t directly have to do with my career as a flight attendant. When I created this blog, that was the main idea, but since then so much has happened and I feel the need to, for no one but myself, branch out a bit.
After almost two weeks off work that ended in a less than desirable situation, I decided to make my way into the city the other night to see a show on Broadway. It is a rare thing for me to do because because I can’t always afford the prices, but I was alone in my apartment and not feeling myself, so I thought the splurge was a worthy one.
So I got on my TodayTix app and payed $70 for a ticket to see Waitress the Musical.
Now, I don’t know if it was Jessie Mueller’s breath taking performance, built up stress from the week before or the three glasses of wine that I had during the show, but by the end of the second act, I found myself curled up in the last row all by myself with tears running down my rosy cheeks.
Thank goodness I was back there alone, right?
I don’t want to claim to have all the answers of life. I definitely do not and I don’t know a single person that does. Though, I do know that people make mistakes. People say things that they don’t mean. People are ignorantly hurtful. People fall in and fall out of love. People change their minds. People move on. People forget about you and your feelings. People forget that life is bigger than themselves. People forget about the big picture.
It’s all okay.
The issue is when people make the same mistake over and over and over again. They make the same mistakes and never suffer the consequences. They let the consequences rest on the people around them. They don’t take responsibility for their actions. They walk all over people knowing they will never have to deal with repercussions.
Instead, they put the blame on someone else. They give a half-assed apology. They blame alcohol or drugs. They act as though your emotions are wrong, as if you are able to control the way you feel. As if there is a switch on your brain that you can use to easily turn on and off a certain feeling.
Acknowledge your emotions. If you're feeling they're speaking, it's okay to hear them out
A little over a year ago I made the bold (and crazy) decision to drop out of school, quit my job and move across the country to start my life as a cabin crew member. With my suit freshly pressed and my shiny wings pinned to my heart, I was ready to take on the world. ....read more.
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