Like the other pregnancies, DH and I decided that I wouldn’t work during this time. You just never know about turbulence and germs and unruly passengers. Not to mention what the pressurization does to the water bottles. Can you imagine what it’s doing to your body?
So this past weekend was my very last flight for the next 2 years. Yes, our company allows us to take up to 14 months of maternity leave with the option to extend for another 6 months. It’s one of the reasons I love my job.
The only problem is . . . I really do love my job and I’m going to miss it. With all the time I spend flying and on layovers it’s almost like my second home. In fact, this last trip was with two of my best friends and we spent our layover in Seattle shopping, eating, and playing in the snow. When it was time to board our shuttle to the airport, I didn’t want to leave. It was a very sad moment when I realized that I wouldn’t be coming back for a while.
So now I’m on to a new chapter of my life as a true SAHM. It’s going to be an adjustment but I’m looking forward to it. After all, now I’ll have tons of time to blog!
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Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.