‘Twas The Night Before……In-Flight Training

nightplaneWhat a beautiful Saturday this was! It did stay a little cloudy with some rain off and on today but we did not mind. There was plenty of things keeping us super busy. We spent the morning time with an old family friend from my childhood but she really isn’t old…because then that makes me old!! It was a great visit and we said our goodbyes until the next time I see her. Funny how good friends like that can be gone for weeks at the time and when you see each other, you never miss a beat. We just pick up where we left off last time.

We spent the rest of the day cooking and preparing for a gathering with our church. It was nice to see familiar faces, taste some really amazing food, engage in fun conversation but what I remember the most about this evening….seeing the smiles on the kids faces! They enjoyed this outing more than I thought they would and that in turn makes my heart happy.

The last of the preparations have been made and day one of In-Flight training starts tomorrow. I am ready to embrace the road ahead of me however that looks. I have never been one too afraid to take risk, step out on faith and give it all I have. Something about this time is so different. There is a calmness about it. I really don’t know the words to describe what I am feeling. I wouldn’t dare say over-confident or cocky by any means. It is like I am awake….really, really awake. I have not felt like that for a long time.

I sit here on my bed, writing this blog from my laptop. It is quiet other than Coldplay playing in the background. I look around me and think about the things in my life, how I have prepared for this moment and I often surprise myself at how well I adjust to the bumps and bruises of this thing we call life. Again, I smile to myself for I am very proud of who I am, where I am in my life right now and where I am headed. I mean, sometimes we have our own plan, we have good intentions but God has a way of showing us that his way is better. Even with that being said, I can confidently say  that I am feeling a good, peaceful and calmness inside of myself.

One thing I have learned about life is that it isn’t always what we want and sometimes its just plain hard, other times it’s so simple we laugh at our own confusion created by self-doubt. I can say that not once have I doubted the choice to be a flight attendant. It is my other gift that I am made to share with others. I am looking forward to my journey tomorrow, seeing my friends and taking a new step in a positive direction.

Love, Hugs & Smiles

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