(FLYING) Leap of Faith
I am back, and I can finally announce a big secret that I've been sitting on for the last several months....
I am officially a Flight Attendant for Southwest Airlines!
What. A. Journey. this has been. Words cannot even begin to express how grateful, excited, and overwhelmingly happy I am for this new opportunity.
But for real, when I tell you this has been a process, please believe me. To take you back, I applied for this position back in August 2016. Yep...do that math for just a second - almost ONE whole year to get to this point. Crazy, I know.
But back to last year....I had felt stagnant personally and professionally for quite some time. I specifically remember telling the Lord that I needed some Adventure in my life. Well, that's when my sweet friend Brittnie approached me and told me to apply because Southwest was looking to hire new Flight Attendants. Despite uploading my resume and creating a profile, in the back of my mind I kept thinking "yeah right...I'm one resume amongst thousands; how could I possibly be seen!?"
Well, sure enough my application passed through and landed in the phone interview pile. At that point, my prayer was simple: God, if this is what you have for me, you'll open the door and I'll get an interview; if not, I won't get an interview. Period. He answered, and I interviewed on January 31st, 2017.
After my interview I had a LOT of time to think and process about this opportunity. Is this something I can do? Am I crazy to leave a professional career? What about security? Nothing's guaranteed? SOOO many questions were swirling through my head. Again, if you know me, you know that I'm a planner. I like to be as prepared as possible when it comes to unknown scenarios, and this was a BIG risk.
But, that's when I was reminded that I prayed for ADVENTURE. I prayed for something new and exciting! I ASKED for a new season. And those things don't come with timidity and caution. They require a leap of faith!
Now I don't know about you, but I've never been the type of person to jump straight down into anything - pools, puddles, etc. I usually need a running start. I have to build that momentum because without it, the chances of me actually jumping are pretty slim. So, after talking it over with my family, close friends, and my mentors, I decided that my answer would be yes if I were to receive an offer.
Friends, if we're faithful to leap, He is ALWAYS faithful to catch.
...and you won't just drift through the air, you will FLY.
From my interview to my training, this process has been exceedingly, abundantly, more than I could ask, think, or imagine (Eph. 3:20). I met some INCREDIBLE people during my training class who will be lifelong colleagues and friends. I can honestly say that I work for the most AMAZING company, and this is only the beginning.
More to come, so definitely stay tuned!