10 years… 10 YEARS??!! It’s like a lifetime right??? Well today marks my 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY at Westjet as a flight attendant. I know what all of you are thinking… she must be older than she looks! Well the truth is yes I probably am! In the past 10 years I’ve had my ups and downs with my job (literally and emotionally!) so won’t you join me as I reflect on the last 10 years of this crazy whacky life in the sky!
If you had told me before that I would work ANYWHERE for 10 years I would have told you you were crazy! Before my job as a flight attendant I couldn’t stay put in a job for more than a week! I just couldn’t find anything that motivated and excited me. I had never really considered a career in the aviation world and after working briefly at another airline, I got a taste and knew I wanted more. Travel had gotten into my blood at a young age and here I was able to combine my biggest passion with my career. Seemed like a no brainer!
I know I’m guilty of ragging on my job sometimes. I think it’s human nature to complain (something I’m going to be working on!) but to be honest, I can’t imagine doing anything else! Before I got hired as a flight attendant, I didn’t really have a plan in life and was just sort of floating around aimlessly with no real direction. I was contemplating being an accountant! Can you even imagine?! To say getting my job at Westjet changed my life sounds a little dramatic but it’s really true!
Besides the obvious things I love about my job including the travel perks and the schedule flexibility, the thing I have to say I love the most is the people I work with! Imagine checking in to work and meeting 4-5 random strangers and then being forced into a metal tube with them for up to 5 days! Sounds like it could be a disaster right??? Well besides the occasional rotten apple, almost all the people I work with are kind, compassionate, smart, funny individuals. By the end of day one it’s not uncommon to find us laughing so hard, we are crying and telling each other our deepest darkest secrets and hugging it out at the end of the day. Not only do I get to go to some of the most amazing places in the world, but I get to do it with unbelievable people that quickly become my besties!
Moral of the story is, it’s true what they say… time really does fly when you’re having fun! So cheers to 10 years and to many more… I hope to see all of you in my sky office real soon!