Wings come in many forms..
Eight years ago this month, I made the switch from a commercial flight attendant to a corporate one. It was a huge transition in many ways, including in my personal life. I was not only starting a new job, I was embarking on a whole new life path. In addition to work, I was ending a relationship and moving across the country. I was scary and risky but I felt in my heart it was the right thing to do.
A few days before I was leaving, my mom gave me a small angel pendant that she kept for years. She told me to keep it on me for good travel luck and safe flying. And I did. For the last 8 years, this angel followed me around the world. Anytime I changed luggage pieces, I would make sure to transfer the angel so I would never fly a trip without it. The angel represented many things to me including faith and a connection to my family. For those of you that follow my Facebook page, you would have seen that I recently have accepted a position on the ground as a corporate flight attendant instructor- Another big change but one that again, I feel is the right move. Last night, I was going through my luggage and dug out my little angel pendant. I do believe this angel has kept me safe in the skies for all of these years.. And now she will have a new home in a special box on my dresser.. Maybe someday I will pass it on to someone close to me that may need it.
I was wondering, who else out there carries with them something like this? For flying, traveling, or just sentimental value?
I would love to hear your story..
PS,In reference to my new position, don’t worry, I wont stop blogging and will have many more stories to tell and advice to give 🙂