I’m so excited! It’s been awhile since the last time I was able to cross a new city off my list, and today I finally get to explore a new place. Detroit, Michigan!
Now let me just say. It’s freezing cold outside. It’s colder than freezing cold. I keep checking the weather app on my phone, hoping it’s a mistake or it’ll get warmer. Nope. It’s 9 degrees but feels like -6 degrees with the wind chill. NEGATIVE 6 DEGREES! It’s 60 degrees in California right now. My suitcase is stuffed with layers upon layers and I still think I’m going to freeze out here. But I just made myself some hot chocolate, so hopefully that might keep me a little bit warmer.
I’m here for 32 hours, and I’m dying to go outside and explore. This is probably my second favorite part about my job- getting to walk around a new city and just see all that it has to offer. I’m dying to try some food out here, maybe even grab a drink or too. Does anyone have any suggestions of MUST SEE places here in Detroit? Let me know in the comments. Oh, and if you’d like to see my adventures as they happen- follow me on snapchat and Instagram (@babyvbaby) I’ll be posting all day on my story!
Wish me luck in the motor city!
Two years ago, I took a big risk and started a new career. I had no idea how far it would take me (seriously- it took me to Singapore) and the doors it would open. My job is way more than pouring Coke at 35,000 feet. The people I have been able to meet, the sunsets I have seen, and the cities I’ve gotten to explore are all just indescribable. I never get tired of looking out of the window of my office. There are rough times, like flying a Cancun turn on Christmas and not getting to see or talk to my family. But there are amazing times, like getting paid to spend two days in NYC with your friends. Without this job, I wouldn’t be able to see the love of my life whenever I want. I’m just so thankful for the past two years, they’ve just FLOWN by.
As a flight attendant, you have to be prepared for anything. But let me tell you, I was NOT prepared for this. Work called me at 5pm for an 11pm flight to SINGAPORE! (For the record, I’ve never worked an international flight.) After being awake for more than 35 hours and having several panic attacks, I made it! 16 hour flight, working a plane I’ve never been on, to a country I’ve never been to, and I didn’t know a single person. I know now that I can handle much more than I think I can. Can’t wait to share all the pictures I took- here’s a sneak peek!
Just how lucky am I? This is my office. This is my view. Every single day. Sometimes I forget just how truly lucky I am to have the job that I have. I feel so blessed to be flying all over the world with the most amazing people.
In just a couple hours, I will be off on a new adventure! (Or by the time this posts, I might already be flying.) My friends and I have been planning a vacation but it’s taken a little time to figure out WHERE exactly. Being a flight attendant who gets to travel on standby, sometimes our plans change by the hour based on flights and our days off. Thank goodness for other people taking control and organizing it all! All I’ve been told is that we are going somewhere tropical that starts with the letter H. I am honestly so excited for this trip. I need some time away to relax and truly enjoy the amazing people I’m with. Any ideas on where I’m going??
Just two weeks ago, I was able to work a trip that had me spend 20 hours in Hawaii. What a terrible job I have, right? Most flight attendants based out of San Francisco do work to all of the Hawaiian islands. Unfortunately, I haven’t had such luck until recently.
There are trips that consist of working to an island, let’s say Maui, and then work back. We don’t spend the night, we don’t sit in the airport for a couple hours, we don’t even get off the plane. We head straight back to San Francisco and we’re done with that trip. Now, it sounds terrible (and trust me, it is!) but this trip, what we call a “turn”, is worth a lot of money and allows you to be back at home the same day. Since I started flying, I’ve only worked these turns to Hawaii, I haven’t gotten to spend the night.
A couple months ago, I was given a 9 hour layover in Honolulu. NINE HOURS. I didn’t even get to see the sun while I was there. So I’ve been dying for a trip where I could actually spend some time on the beach, and it finally happened!
I woke up at 4:30 in the morning just to walk down the beach and watch the sunrise. Now let me tell you, it was so worth it! I can’t wait to share the pictures, here’s a sneak peek!