MS: How did you get started?
LS: My best friend at the time suggested it. She told me what companies were hiring. I got hired on to both I applied to but then chose the company that gave me a training date first.
MS: What are your favorite parts about what you do?
LS: The flying benefits and the flexible schedule.
MS: What are your short-term and/or long-term goals at the moment?
LS: My current short term goal is to try flying one more time. I've taken 16 months off from the job. I’ll be giving it one more try before quitting all together.
MS: What made you want to be what you are now?
LS: Long story short, I was ending a long toxic relationship and wanted to move and travel the world. It was a four year relationship that should have ended after about a year and a half.
MS: Do you have advice for people interested in the same field?
LS: Don’t do it! Well, unless you can truly give your self a limited time frame.
I consider this job to be trap because as the years go on your pay gets better, your trips get better, and you just get more comfortable. As for a lifestyle I don't believe it to be a good job because it is tiring, stressful, and keeps you away from home. It’s also not good for relationships.
MS: What is something(s) you wish you knew in the beginning?
LS: Everything I mentioned in the last question was actually told to me by a few flight attendants in the beginning of my career and I told myself that I would only do this for a few years, but the flying benefits became addicting.
MS: Who are your biggest inspirations and why?
LS: Anyone who does what they love inspires me because I still haven't really found my true passion.
MS: What is your favorite food/drink-related memory?
LS: I would have to say my moms food is my favorite memory. Although her and I don’t have the best relationship, when she cooked I remember going in to the kitchen to help and it seemed like those were our calmest moments. Oh, and her food is sooooo good.
If I was going to a dinner party I’d probably bring Musakhan or stuffed grape leaves. I like bringing the *different* meal. I’d probably roll up the Musakhan to make it easier and neater to eat. I like cooking it for my friends. So Yum!
MS: What is your favorite quote and why?
LS: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" - I used to get bullied in middle school. Everyday, all day. I felt ugly and hopeless. I ended up going to a different high school than all the kids from my middle school because I didn’t want the bullying to continue through high school too. I went in with a new tough attitude and held my head a higher and I never got made fun of at this new school. Well, come time to choose a quote for senior year books I found this quote and I thought it fit perfectly with my journey.
MS: What is your ideal day in the work life?
LS: In my current work my ideal day would be One flight to a nice destination at a resort with a long layover.
MS: What is your ideal non-work day?
LS: Sitting at home and catching up on my shows with some good food, or meeting up with friends for brunch or dinner.
MS: What are some things that keep you going?
LS: My responsibilities and the random fun times I do have at work.
MS: How do you approach a work life balance?
LS: I don’t work as much as most attendants do.I make sure I’m not wearing myself out and I always make sure I can attend functions and events that I want to.Instead of allowing my job to take over my life.
MS: What is the most valuable advice you’ve received?
LS: Don’t create a life where you need to depend on someone else
MS: What does supporting local mean to you?
LS: It means to support local businesses. These businesses help the economy of your local community and likely more involved in your community. I think people are looking for convenient but more than likely local businesses are a better experience.
MS: What is your definition of success?
LS: Doing what makes you happy and what supports the life style that YOU want to live!