Looking Back to Look Forward

During this coronavirus pandemic, you may find yourself with extra time on your hands. Maybe you choose to spend it completing unfinished projects or learning a new skill. Maybe you binge watch every show on every streaming service or scroll through every social media and save every meme. Or maybe you’re an essential worker and you only have time to eat and sleep when you finally get home, if you’re lucky. No matter your situation, we can all use some extra positivity. During these challenging times, one way to hold on to happiness is to reflect on your good experiences … Continue reading Looking Back to Look Forward

Uncertainty on the Ground, Uncertainty in the Air

Since NYC’s shelter in place order began a few weeks ago, my life became more hectic and unusual. I hoped we would have overcome the peak of Covid-19 by this month, but it seems we haven’t even reached the peak yet. Many people are scared, many are in denial, and many do not know what to think. Although we’re told to stay six feet away from each other in public, the amount of people out of their homes does not seem much different than before this pandemic. Buses and trains are running as normal or on reduced schedules for “essential … Continue reading Uncertainty on the Ground, Uncertainty in the Air

My Year in the Sky

I’ve officially been a flight attendant for a whole year! The airline industry has its ups and downs just like any other job, but I know the flight attendant lifestyle is the one for me. Also, I get to work in the sky… that’s cool! I love this job. The people I work with and the customers we take care of make the drawbacks (mainly living in NYC on regional airline pay) easier to put in the back of my mind. I’m still on reserve (or on call) after a year at Endeavor Air, but I’ve gotten used to it. … Continue reading My Year in the Sky

New Apartment, New Shows, New Food… New York City

I moved to NYC in October of last year. Finding an apartment in NYC is tough when you don’t already live here, as counter-intuitive as that seems. My first apartment was in Flushing, Queens. As a blonde, white woman, I was worried about feeling out of place in the primarily Asian town. But it was the only place I could find within my budget and with someone who would take in an out-of-towner. Despite the language and culture barriers, I got used to the area after a bit, but it still didn’t feel right for me. Then, near the end … Continue reading New Apartment, New Shows, New Food… New York City

A New Chapter Begins

October begins tomorrow, so I guess it’s safe to say summer has ended. With this ending, comes a new beginning for me as an Endeavor Air flight attendant in NYC. I spent four weeks of intense training in Minneapolis and graduated on Sept. 13. My mom flew in to pin me at the ceremony. I looked around at my fellow trainee class and was happy to find I was not the only one with eyes full of joyful tears. During training, we were drilled and tested each day. Yet, we found some time to explore Minnesota! I visited uptown Minneapolis, … Continue reading A New Chapter Begins

It’s Been a While…

Some of you may have noticed I haven’t posted since the new year. Some of you may not have noticed. Either way, here’s why: My final semester of college began with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), where I participated in an intense workshop series called Institute for Theater Journalism and Advocacy (ITJA). With the program, I saw 7 plays at the festival and wrote reviews on each, 2 of which were workshopped by professional theater critic Andy Propst. I took what I learned from ITJA and applied it to my English senior seminar class that semester. I … Continue reading It’s Been a While…

2017 Roundup

The last few months of 2017 were exciting, but I cannot say they were as exciting as the first few weeks. I celebrated the beginning of 2017 in Brussels, Belgium and visited France, Greece and Germany before my final week in England for study abroad. Even though the end of last year could not compare to the beginning, here are some highlights of the last two months: Phi Sigma Pi Philly Cup soccer tournament: I competed in a soccer tournament with a few of my Phi Sigma Pi bros from ESU and other universities, mostly from the east coast. My … Continue reading 2017 Roundup