Welcome aboard! I’m so happy you’re here!
Where does one start when you are writing about yourself? I guess I should start where my travel adventures began. This is, after all, a travel blog.
Lets rewind to 2008 – stay with me, I have a point. I was a 22 year old waitress studying at Texas Tech University. This is the university about 15 minutes from the tiny town I grew up in. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew in my heart that staying in Lubbock wasn’t for me. I never had the money to leave town, but if I ever did I knew exactly where I wanted to go…
Los Angeles has always had a special place in my heart. My Dad worked for the airlines so we were able to fly often. We went on many trips to LA because of my Dads love for the ocean and city. Naturally, I followed suit and soon dreamed of living there one day. I never thought that would be possible because I was a broke college student with no financial means of ever making that move. That is until…
One faithful night some family friends invited me to Las Vegas for a weekend. Flight and hotel paid for. How could I turn that down?! The first couple nights consisted of great dinners and partying at nightclubs. Our last night in Vegas we wanted to hit the craps table before we went out. I brought $100 to gamble with for the weekend and by the last night I was down to $50. That’s hardly enough for a bet on the craps table, especially since the table minimum was $25. The first roll was an instant bust. I’m now down to my last $25. But then fate intervenes and this is where my luck changes. Suddenly the table gets HOT! Point after point was hitting and all the crazy side bets you can imagine were hitting. It was like a movie scene, people started to crowd the table trying to get in on the action and those who couldn’t watched as our table got hotter and hotter. I won’t mention the amount of money I won, but let’s just say it was enough for me to drop everything in my life, pack a bag, and make the move to LA one week later. P.S always bet the 5-4 hop 😉
My first couple years in LA were dedicated to figuring out what I wanted to do in life. I moved there without knowing a soul or even having a plan. But, as I met people I starting working on music videos, both in them and behind the scenes, background work for TV shows, waitress, and other odd jobs in-between. Basically, your typical LA story. After a couple years of this my Dad called me knowing I was in limbo with what I wanted to do with my life and mentioned that the airlines were looking to hire flight attendants. This struck a cord with me and I started thinking about how cool it would be to travel and get paid for it. The more I looked into flying for a commercial airline the more I realized that wasn’t exactly what I wanted. I wanted to be able to travel and experience places, meaning I wanted to stay in a location for longer than 24 hours. During my search into flight attendant jobs I ran across a posting for a private jet flight attendant. I had no idea there was such a thing and reading about it was like destiny. I knew this is what I was meant to do. I clicked on the posting and it read “must have 5 years minimum experience on corporate jets.” You would think this would deter me in my search, but I had nothing to lose and I submitted my resume complete with a headshot in the corner. Hey! It’s LA…
Sure glad I sent that headshot. Without it I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this. I got a call back almost immediately. I was told that even though I did not have flight attendant experience my photo reminded them of a girl who used to work there. Luckily, it was a former flight attendant that they loved and being that I “look like her” they had to meet me. What luck! I met with the owner, he showed me all 5 of their incredible jets, trained me, and before I knew it I was on my first trip!
That was 7 years and many incredible trips ago. Since then, I have got to fly with musicians, celebrities, producers, CEOs, and even a former President. I realize how lucky I am that it happened for me like this as I know many people trying to break in the industry do not have such fortune. I acknowledge how rare the chances of this are and for that I am incredibly grateful.
In this blog I will share some of my favorite destinations and experiences. I want to be as open as I possibly can and share what stories I am able to. I ask only one thing, please don’t take this blog too seriously. It’s mostly written in a sarcastic tone, which if you know me is my second language. I also tend to think I’m funnier than I actually am, so bare with me. This blog is meant to be fun, honest, light hearted and on top of all that will hopefully lead you to your next dream destination.
I invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the little insights into my life. I won’t even make you put your tray table up. 😉