A New Year approaches on runway 2015..
For each of us a “new Year” means different things. It could mean a time to move forward with new goals or working on current ones. It could mean saying farewell to a year that has been less than kind, or for some people it could simply be another day on the calendar.
I am not one to set “resolutions” but I do use the new year as a reminder that life is full of new opportunities, new pages and chapters in our book of life. I believe we should all have goals (big or small) that we continue to work on.
High on MY list is the concept of “working on myself”; being a better person in some way. Helping others, more forgiveness towards others, and keeping my priorities in check. I also need to keep reminding myself that fear is normal, but it cant stop me from pursuing happiness and the success I want.
New year in Aviation
This past year has had its share of heartache in aviation: horrific accidents, a mystery disappearance, and many fatalities. We cant turn back time but we try to learn from mistakes and move forward in hopes that those same mistakes wont happen again.
On a positive note, corporate aviation has continued to grow stronger. New aircrafts, and more clients leading to an increase in jobs! We know that this sector of the aviation industry is not really known for job security because its dependent on a strong financial economy ( which is so unpredictable). In my years of flying I have seen the waves of good times and bad times and just tried to hold on. When I started working as a corporate flight attendant the industry was strong. Then the stock market crashed and private flying came to a screaming halt.. Slowly it has risen again and become stronger than ever, which I am excited about, but I do keep it in perspective( having experienced the fall). Those of us that are committed to a career in corporate aviation- stay in it because we love it ,and are willing to take the risks that go along with it. We are willing to relocate when needed, increase our education, and work hard to keep a good reputation, in order to improve our chances of staying in the game.
I am hopeful and excited for a new year in aviation. I pray for fewer accidents, mysteries solved, and a continuation of growth.
My wish for us all
We only get one life but fortunately we do have each new year to begin again from where we are.. Make changes, start a new chapter in our lives, and leave behind things that have brought us negativity.
I wish for my aviation family a safe and successful year. Use CRM everyday you go to work, and keep your love for the friendly skies and our aviation industry, in your hearts.
For everyone I wish you a new year of happiness and good health,
Not to sound cliché, but of course I also wish for world peace ☺
With love ,
Cobblestones and Heels