I’m going to be a flight stewardess with Singapore Airlines (SIA)! Gosh, it still feels so surreal… Somebody pinch me, please.
Everything happened so fast.
Within 3 consecutive days, I went through 6 rounds of interviews/activities/medical checkup. 3 days later, I received a call confirming my employment status. Talk about high efficiency!
It was a wonderful experience.
The worst part is the waiting. After each round, I was sent to wait outside the room for the results. It was nerve-wracking and I swear, I’ve never had so many butterflies in my tummy before.
The best part is the sweet sense of exhilaration. Everytime I heard my name called to proceed to the next round, I felt relieved and hopeful all over again. And I’ll forget how nervous I was just 5 mins ago.
This is a turning point in my life.
My family and friends thought that I’m going to be some hotshot accountant/corporate climber cuz I’ve always been strong academically. But I decided to choose a different path instead. Life is too short to be wasted on chasing numbers on papers. That’s not who I want to be.
I can foresee myself loving the job.
This is going to sound like a cliché but I don’t care cuz it’s true. I love to interact with people, especially those who come from different cultures, and the passion for travelling is in my blood (thanks, mom!). Being able to do what I love as a career is such a huge blessing which I’m incredibly thankful for.
It’s not going to be easy…
I’m not so naive as to see only the glamourous side of being a flight stewardess. I know my body clock is going to get whacked by the irregular hours and I have to deal with difficult passengers etc etc. But hey, nothing good comes easy, right?
I’ve read “horror stories” of how cabin crews sleep around, become drinkers and smokers etc. I don’t know how true they are cuz I don’t have any friends who are flight attendants. Nevertheless, I’m very determined to change only for the better, and continue being down-to-earth, humble and genuine.
This is a long forgotten dream.
When I was 10, I took my first SIA flight. And I wanted to be a SIA girl cuz I thought it’s such a cool job and the kebaya is so beautiful! Of course, that ambition only lasted for the duration of the flight since I was such a fickle-minded child.
When I was in sec sch/JC, I remember the best friend and I joking about being a stewardess. I think neither of us was serious at that time, and I pushed it to the back of my mind since studies and qualifications were more important then.
Standing at the crossroad of my life now, I finally realise that this is what I want. To be around people. To help and make others smile. To travel and see the world. And I’m so glad that I’ve made the first step to achieve that dream.
I know I’ve been rambling on and on. So many jumbled thoughts and feelings that’s difficult to put into words and elation is such an understatement now.
To everyone who’s reading this, not just cabin crew wannabes: don’t ever be afraid to go after your dreams. Just do your best and see where it takes you! You may be surprised, just like I am, that dreams really do come true.
P.S.: If you ever see me onboard, please come and say hi!! =)
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