Valentine’s Day is stupid…or am I just bitter🤔

I’ll take bitter for 500 Alex 😩😂 this year is no different from any other year on Valentine’s Day for me!! I spent the day on airport alert and then I worked a roundtrip to El Paso!! I didn’t have an official valentine but I do kinda like a guy🙈 lol Nothing major but I ordered a few things from Amazon that I knew he would like and just so happened (😜) to have it delivered on Valentine’s Day 🤦🏾‍♀️😂 I think I made his day he wasn’t expecting it and I think he actually liked it!! I mean everyone likes to feel special on days like this (even if the won’t admit it) I finished my trip around 8:30pm and headed to the crashpad. Completely bummed about the day!! Between Instagram and Facebook and all the mushy shit in the airport I was second away from sliding in my exes inbox like “hey bighead, wyd?” 😩😂😩😂  

I eventually linked up with “the guy” only to see there were no flowers, candy, or cards🤦🏾‍♀️ boy was I devastated!! Even tho I had coached myself all day to not expect anything…expecatations still got the best of me😩😂😩 I ended up showering and calling it a night!! 

I’m already coming up with my game plan for Valentine’s Day 2018…stay tuned😎

Flight attendant Ellis…you’ve been assigned a trip😩

Today I’m officially 2 months and 3 days in!! I made it through training, IOE, and my first couple of months and I still love the job (not %100 today the I’m a little tired) lol . This life is honestly everything I thought it would be!! ✈️ 

So training was 3 weeks long…easy as pie and I had a cool roommate. The class was diverse men, women, black, white, 21-67 years old, etc. I finished with the highest GPA and got the award for best dressed (still not sure how I pulled the best dressed part off.)  we started with a class of 19, graduated 13, and it’s currently 10 of us left!! Now while training was a breeze, week 1 of actual flying was a fucking disaster 😩 the world had literally been placed in my lap and it was now my job to find a cure for cancer, end world hunger, and find Waldo…not really but that’s what week 1 feels like!! I second guessed myself for a second…maybe I’m just book smart 🤔 maybe I’m not meant to be a flight attendant in real life🤔 obviously those thoughts changed and I’m now an expert at serving 50 passengers in 12 minutes😎 it’s definetly a job you have to get use to and may not be as glamorous as portrayed but still the best job I’ve ever  had !!! 

I’m 2 months in working on my 3rd vacation. I did Aruba my second week then Vancouver/Victoria a few weeks later…both were beautiful!!

Sandy and I at Butchart Gardens

Living arrangements…or should I say a college dorm on steroids!! Here’s how it works: you take a 2 bedroom apartment add 6 bunk beds to each room,  host a bunch of flight attendants , and call it a crashpad!! It’s not as bad as it sounds lol no one is ever home at the same time!! On average you’re off 11 days a month and most Of us travel or go home (or go to our parents house and crash on their couch) . The crashpad ends up being a really good place to vent…eveeyone basically has the same struggle!! My crashpad is downtown Newark so I’m a bus ride away from the airport and a 30 minute train ride from New York!! The girls are all nice for the most part and just like training it’s super diverse in race and age!! 

Dating 👀 …..end of paragraph 😩 Yeah, there’s kinda no time for that😏 I’ve been on a few actually ….nothing to get excited over tho! I did manage to go cold turkey on my ex… No calls, no emails, no texts, I even went to Dallas twice and didn’t stalk him😂😩😂😩 be proud…be very proud! I definetly have my lonely days…or nights but I’ve got that covered!! Reminding myself about th extra sanity I have as a single woman gets me through everytime!! 

The downside is finances….how broke am I ? Let’s just say I made more working at a call center when I was in college 🙈 but that’s ok…I’m happy as shit and I’m not missing any meals!! Money was my ultimate sacrifice….I gave it up in exchange for some happiness!! Best thing I’ve done for myself in my 20s! To add to that I spent atleast half of my income on traveling before I became a flight attendant now I can get a roundtrip flight to Japan for the same price as a pair of converse sneakers…that’s a fuxkin win😎
Ok we’re descending….time to tidy up the cabin for landing…until next time✌🏾️

Belize Education Drive

When I landed in Belize City I had to catch a taxi from the international airport to the municipal airport. This gave me and opportunity to see the not so “touristy” parts of Belize. Seeing how “rough” things were made me spark up a conversation with the taxi driver Stanley! One of the things that stood out in our convo was the lack of free education. First world problems 😦 I had no idea that everyone in every country didn’t have access to free public education. That was all the motivation I needed!! I spoke with a few locals including my tour  guide in San Pedro , Oscar, who confirmed that everything I learned during my taxi ride in the mainland was indeed true and there were many kids that didn’t go to school because their parents cant afford it.

If you’re reading this its probably because you want to help…so here’s the plan! Basic education costs about $50 BZD ($25 USD) a month. School runs from September to June so roughly about $250 USD a year. My goal is to help sponsor at least 15 kids! Im currently in touch with a Dallas native that helps run some of the charities there and a special needs teacher for ACES Brittney O. and Sarah F. Brittney also mentioned that there is always a need for black shoes, white socks, backpacks, and general supplies. So maybe there is someone who might feel the need to give but cant quite afford a monetary donation…a pack of socks will work just as good 🙂 Okay back to the plan….raise enough money to sponsor at least 15 kids tuition for the 2016-2017 school year by June 15th then take a trip to Belize to deliver the shoes, socks, backpacks, and supplies we’ve collected and meet some of the kids! Southwest offers discounted rates when you book in a group so once we have a plan i can definetely work on arranging travel to Belize for the cause. Brittney also owns the SandBar Hostel in Belize so Im sure I could workout arrangements for us there as well.

 

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Window seat…preferably an exit row!

*Update 2/16/17* I started this blog when I had a normal job and was traveling just for fun…I’ve since became a flight attendant with a regional airline!! I’ve continued to travel and I’ve attempted to date😂 but I still prefer window seats!!

Hi guys! *super huge smile* So I started my official ‘Solo Travel Journey’ February 2012 and I’ve been many places and have met MANY beautiful people ever since. I’m starting this blog for those that are interested in my travel and for those that share the same passion for travel as me 🙂 I’ll share all my tips and tricks and how I’ve been able to afford traveling once a month every month for 4 years now on an average (or below lol) salary!! I’ll also talk about my life as a single woman and my always  fun, interesting, and sometimes crazy Tinder dates…and my love for couponing!! Thanks for stopping by…our journey will begin soon!

XOXO,

Brit

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