It has been a really long time since I have last posted! I thought it would be so fitting to write again since in a few days, it will be my year anniversary here in Dubai. These past two years have been a whirlwind of emotion, loss, happiness, self discovery and so much more. I really want to share with you all how trans-formative this journey has been, and why.
I am FINALLY home in my beautiful Chicago! I am here for a wedding of two really good friends, and I cannot wait to celebrate with them! I know in my last post I had mentioned that I would like to return to home permanently. Now here I am home on holidays, and it just makes me want to pack up and quit even more! HOWEVER, I had a quick little turn around (You fly, but come back to Dubai on the same day) and we had a lovely FG1 (First class cabin crew) helping us in economy. It was quite funny because we had her, a girl who has flown with Emirates for 8 YEARS!! Then we had another girl, who has just started flying two weeks ago. The difference was startling. When we had a little down time, the two began talking and the FG1 started to talk to her about what it takes to be able to not only become a first class cabin crew, but manage to live and thrive in Dubai for 8 years.
Now yall, this was such a blessing in disguise. Just mere days after I posted that I wanted to go home, here was this FG1 giving advice to this little, brand new grade two. Advice that I wish someone had given to me when I first started flying here. It was so good, and since I know so many new joiners read this blog, I want to share it with you! In list form, naturally:
Long time no chat. I have had the most horrible week! I got sick when I was suppose to be spending quality time with people I love, so sick I missed my LA flight, got stressed because I couldn’t get on a flight back to Dubai, and then have been stuck in bed. It was awful! Through the stress of it all. this whole week has given me time to really think about something I have been thinking about for months…
Has it really been 5 months since I’ve posted!?1 I am literally the worst! Honestly, my keyboard on my laptop broke about three months ago, and since I am like the laziest person in Dubai, I waited until last week to get a new one. So when I FINALLY logged on to my blog, I had so many comments, basically asking the same thing and I though, “Well, I should probably just make a post to TRY and answer these questions all at once!” So hopefully this helps!
So a friend of mine recently asked me some interview questions about what its like to be a cabin crew in a foreign country for a school project she is working on. I loved the questions she asked me, and I thought it would be a good idea to share them with you all, since they answer a lot of basic questions that most of you ask me!
I recently read a comment from girl whose boyfriend who is becoming cabin crew soon. Since he will be moving to Dubai, she asked what the long distance relationships are like for crew, and it really inspired me to write about it! Which is great because I have had zero inspiration lately, so thank you!
(My internet sucks and isnt letting me upload pictures 😠 so ill try to upload them later.)
I am writing this post four days after my USA extravaganza! I finally feel well rested, after days of feeling like crap. It took me four whole nights, but I was finally able to sleep at a normal time last night. Too bad I fly to Hong Kong tomorrow.
If you follow me on insatgram: Lupelove25 and Snapchat: Lupemarie25, you know that I went to Las Vegas two weeks ago!