Welcome back

Hello again! it’s been long! A lot of things has happened on these past… 2-3 years? I miss flying and writing. I think I’ll continue writing though (many people encouraged me to continue sharing my now lifestyle, although is not that much interesting as I was working with Emirates).

I’ve tried to reply e-mails and comments, I really apologize for all the late responses. The whole entire 2016 year was me coping with my new lifestyle; back home, married with a newborn. I was sad because I had to resigned Emirates due to my pregnancy. I could had chosen keep living in Dubai but, Who’s going to take care my baby? Nursery is not really an option. My work was not that flexible; What happens when I get a long haul flight? or 2 nights layover? or even the 8 day trip and so forth… Some people really think is that simple until they’re on that exact same position as I was. I rather resign and see my baby taking care from my mom than from a ‘nanny’. I moved back to Puerto Rico with no job and eventually (can’t believe I’m writing this) missing Dubai! I really loved my job and for the entire 9 months pregnancy I felt useless. Obviously I couldn’t work during my pregnancy but knowing that after having my baby I was still going to be unemployed  UGH! I was even more stressed.

Nevertheless, my family and I were so happy! My baby is the first in both families; first grandson, first nephew and first great grandson…and first baby son haha! I did the baby shower in Pilot/Aviation theme. For those who are not related to baby showers:

In some countries, a baby shower is a way to celebrate the expected or delivered birth of a child by presenting gifts to the mother at a party, whereas other cultures host a baby shower to celebrate the transformation of a woman into a mother. The event has different names in different cultures. The term shower is often assumed to mean that the expectant mother is “showered” with gifts. (I have friends that in their culture don’t celebrate baby showers) 🙂

Me and my husband, at our baby shower.

I was so blessed to received lots of gifts and so many diapers that still to date, I don’t have the need to buy diapers nor baby wipes (Note: my baby shower was almost 2 years ago!) I also received baby clothes, toys, books, our family gave us play yards, stroller, cradle and all other bunch of stuffs. My husband’s colleagues made him a surprise by giving him Toys R’ Us gift cards from all his friends that collected money for our baby. I am still, very grateful. I gave birth natural, a beautiful healthy boy, he’s name is Abraham. He weighted 7.12 pounds and measured 22 length. He’s now 1 year with 11 months old and getting bigger! He is one little happy boy, he laughs a lot… almost with anyone!! He’s so attentive and very observant. He loves food! specially sweet plantains and chocolate  (like he’s mom) but he also loves to be breastfeed. If it was from him, he’ll be glued to my chest all day 😀 !

Some of our baby shower gifts!

On July 3rd, my handsome arrived:

With my mom.
July 3rd. 12:33AM
Last Halloween, dressed as an aviator.

Road trip photos (he was 10 months here) :

 

And of course traveling..

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Corporate Aviation

When my baby was 3 months or so I decided to go back to work. WHERE? That’s the question. In Puerto Rico there’s not enough or should I say NO choices of aviation jobs. If you have been reading my blog for a while you already know that I don’t see myself doing anything else than working in the aviation industry. So while my husband and I arrange our plans of what to do next, I applied for a job interview while I was pregnant, yup, still pregnant. Thankfully the job was aviation related, so I applied and said “Well, I hope they call me few months after I give birth.” while my mom replies “Yeah, that will be like in 4 months Kirsy!” I would like to be positive that even though it would never be the same but at least working in the industry. Surprisingly they called right when I felt almost ready to go back to work. Like I wrote previously, my baby was 3 months and it was the perfect time for me to get back on track.

Photo taken by me at work.

I worked in a FBO which is a fixed-base operator (FBO) an organization granted the right by an airport to operate and provide aeronautical services such as fueling, hangar, tie-down and parking, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance, flight instruction, and similar services. Other words, a corporate company that provides services to private jets. Yes, those fancy luxury jets; Emirates has a corporate side one too!  It’s a good job to gain experience, it’s also my first time working in the corporate world. I don’t see myself working in a long period of time although, the colleagues are nice,  but the environment and pace of work is not the same as commercial aviation.

Hurricane María took my job…

Later on I received this big opportunity to work in an american major airline in which I only lasted 6 months. A big hurricane category 5 named María, which is regarded as being one of the worst natural disaster on record to affect the island and second deadliest storm on 2017, took my job and the home I was living. We had no power nor running water for 6 months, the airport was shut down, the island collapsed. Which came to the point that the flights went down, therefore, the airline took the decision to reduce employees. Unfortunately 6 of us including me due to seniority got on that list and lost our jobs on December 2017.

Life is a rollercoaster and all we can do is keep on track, keep walking, and you’ll see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Thank you for following me and for those who e-mail me asking me what’s the status of my life and my next phase. For all of those fighting to become a cabin crew for Emirates, it’s not as sweet as it may see but it’s worth it, keep on reaching your goals! As for me, I have a new challenge in which I’m working on, I’ll keep traveling, food, wine and enjoying life.  Stay tuned!

Love,

 

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