What’s in My Toiletries Bag: Flight Attendant Edition

Since I live in my suitcase, my toiletries bag has everything I would possibly need and I have cut it down to the essentials. Being a flight attendant has forced me to live more minimalistically (is that even a word?). So here it is: my toiletries bag! FAST Shampoo & Conditioner $34.95 NISIM I change up my shampoos all the time but I use this … Continue reading What’s in My Toiletries Bag: Flight Attendant Edition

What’s in My Makeup Bag: Flight Attendant Edition

With so many beauty products it’s hard to pick the best ones for you. My makeup consists of a mixture of higher end and drugstore products. I keep it pretty simple and don’t spend too much $$ on my makeup. My go-to routine takes less than 20 minutes – perfect for those 4:30 am report times! You’ll notice I have a thing for Smashbox…. I … Continue reading What’s in My Makeup Bag: Flight Attendant Edition

10 ways to Overcome Homesickness

1. Step one is staying busy where ever you are! I’m always loneliest when I’m bored. Just get out, go for a walk, go out to eat, workout, see friends, DO SOMETHING. Force yourself out of your house, away from your screens and go do something.  2. Keep something from home with you. I always print some pictures and tape them to my wall. Now … Continue reading 10 ways to Overcome Homesickness

My First Month as a Flight Attendant

Becoming a flight attendant has completely changed my life. Not that I am surprised by this, but the lifestyle change has been demanding and I’m still getting used to it. Most days my alarm goes off at 3:50 am. I spend the majority of my nights in a hotel, my diet is super weird – I eat a lot of airplane food.. restaurant food.. and packed food … Continue reading My First Month as a Flight Attendant

What it Takes to Become a Flight Attendant

Application  They never told us specifically what it was that made them pick our applications amongst the many they received. I have a degree, I’ve done a lot of international travel in the form of volunteering and studying abroad, I’ve volunteered with organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters for many years, and I have worked as a lifeguard for 5 years. Not to say you need these … Continue reading What it Takes to Become a Flight Attendant

What it’s like living in a crash pad

What you may not know about aviation is that a large percentage of cabin crew members don’t live in the base they fly out of, and I am one of those people. We’re called commuters – but we don’t nearly have your average commute. Rather than being stuck in traffic, our commute involve heading up to 25,000 ft. for a few hours (depending on where you … Continue reading What it’s like living in a crash pad

50 Things I Am Thankful For

Two years ago, I was sitting in an airport in Barcelona eating a stale rice cake when I got a loving e-mail from my mom, wishing I were home celebrating Thanksgiving with my family. A little less inclined to finish my thanksgiving dinner rice cake, I began to think about all the things in my life that I was grateful for. I grabbed a pen and paper and on my flight home, I scribbled down 50 things I was grateful for in that moment. I think it’s important to be grateful every single day. I think it’s important to be grateful when we least want to be grateful. Regardless, it is Thanksgiving, and as an honour to the tradition I started two years, here are 50 things I am grateful for today, and every day

1. Drinking an ice coffee on a hot summer day

2. All the delicious ice cream stores in Toronto

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