In Flight Training, Day 7

d7Well, I have made it my first week and I have to say I am really tired! I sit here in my bed trying to think about the day and how it has gone but I am feeling lost for words this evening. When I say people really have no idea what Flight Attendants go through for training, you really do not….and sadly, I am not sure I can find the words to express it.

Today was our casual day where we could dress down a little. Upon entering class this morning, we had a nice little surprise of making ourselves a homemade ice cream soda. I did not make one…I stayed with water instead. It was a nice gesture for our class and many seemed to enjoy their floats. Sort of a nice little way to start the day.

I am not sure how I am feeling to this end of a long week. A lot of what I had, was review from the last time I was here but I am not complaining, it was a good review. I always say that when you think you can’t learn more, that is the very moment you need to keep learning. We are pushed on  a daily basis to think and think fast. I am surprised at how well I do retain some of the information from the last time. Sitting so much in class is the hardest part for me….more so because of the surgery.

So much of the material we learn just isn’t something you share with people but I can tell you one thing….a Flight Attendant is a tough job. Yes, it comes with a bit of an illusion of who we are but I do not think the public knows just how hard we train. Classes are long and the material is often intense. When we are 30,000 feet in the air and so many people trust us with their lives then the responsibility has become extremely huge for us. There is so much to study, so much to learn and it all comes down to an orchestrated performance in the sky.

Today was really a tough day for me. I have missed the kids like crazy and a little frustrated with a couple of things. It happens ya know? The best thing for me, is that I do have those whom I can trust to lean on, vent to, seek encouragement from and that is all I can ask for. I am finding myself searching more for God through all of this. I don’t like to say we are being tested because I don’t feel God is testing us as Christian’s. I do feel He puts things in our paths so that we may utilize the word and seek out Christ in times of not only good, but in times of doubt.

I am going to close this blog for tonight. I am needing to get some rest. Tomorrow is Sunday, my day off and I am going to church with some other friends of mine. I look forward to the worship time and I look forward to seeing what God has planned for my life as the days go along. Goodnight!

Love, Hugs & Smiles 🙂

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