Friday, April 9, 2010

All by myself......

My job....can be hard, frustrating, challenging, stressful...and that's all before I even arrive at my base city to report for work. And actually, it is the most difficult part of being a flight attendant in my opinion. Once I am on the airplane and all the precious details of scheduling my children while I am gone have been organized, I can somewhat relax and hope it all goes well. Having a passenger chew me out because he didn't get a choice between chicken or pasta, well, that's nothing.....I can just smile and nod and apologize. Being a Mom has changed my perspective....I just can't sweat the small stuff. I could worry and stress the entire time I am working but what would that accomplish? NOTHING!! Just as much as the passenger yelling at me who didn't get his choice of meal....there is no drive through McDonald's in the sky. So, deep breath, apologize, offer alternative options and move on..... Most of the time I work with great crews and go to fabulous destinations so I really don't have much to complain about. And as most Moms would agree, having some alone time is worth all the hassle of getting to work. Don't get me wrong....I MISS my husband and children when I am gone but it is very nice to be alone in a hotel room......sleeping in, taking a bath, working out.....being on my own time schedule. My room in Sao Paulo....oh yes, I will be pushing those beds together.
Look at my great bathroom.....and I won't have to clean it!!


bridget {bake at 350} said...

There is a lot to be said for alone time! ;) Another blogger I read said once a year she checks into a nice hotel in her city all by herself. She orders room service and sleeps in, reads and watches chick flicks. Kinda sounds like heaven!

You are so right about being a mom changing your perspective! I don't think I would be so easily upset by gripy passengers/customers now. Especially business men...because I have one at HOME...I know how to take them down now. ;)

Decker said...

Hey Terri.. I love this blog, it's really great. What a cool way to keep up..