The Flight Attendant Wife Life

Flight Attendant Grad

He did it!! ….WE did it! Okay ok, I know he is the one who did all the work to become the Flight Attendant, but I feel like I get to say “we” because I had to go without my Kent being home for two whole months!! Luckily, his training was in Atlanta still, so if his class was ever let out early, Kent and I would be able to meet up occasionally! (Gotta love that forbidden romance. Lol jkjk) But still! He had to stay there in a dorm even though we live only 35 minutes away! I get it though, they want everybody to be able to remain as focused as possible. For a good reason too… their training was intense! Like holy cow!

The actual Flight Attendant Graduation was so lovely! Getting emotional wasn’t really something I anticipated on happening, but of course, I did! I freakin missed my husband like crazy, so some emotions were bound to break free! Not only that, but it was also a mixture of me being super proud of him! PLUS, they were showing all these sentimental Airline videos which reminded me of how Kent purposed to me ON an airplane in front of everybody! So obviously I caught a tear or two! After the videos, they had some lovely speakers, a graduation ceremony where each new flight attendant graduate walked the stage, the cutest brunch for everyone, oh! And my favorite part, I got to pin his wings on him! Such a cool feeling to get to do that!

The Flight Attendant Wife Life

I’ll be honest, I did pretty well with maintaining a positive attitude while he was gone. However, you could say I indulged a bit to keep myself happy and distracted there for a while. Hehe! A little ice cream eating and binge-watching goes a long way! So yes, I let my good routine and healthy eating slide for those two months, but it was worth it. I deserved it! Don’t ya think?!

Now that Kent is back home with me again, I have re-committed to my goals with myself and I am back at it! Zero regrets throughout it all, just some much needed TLC while he was gone! Or, you could refer to it as ICBW (ice cream & binge-watching). It definitely feels good to be getting back into my groove though!

I have a ton of learning to do as far as what this flight attendant wife life will be like, but compared to him being away for two months during training, this will feel like a piece of cake! Yes, he may be gone a night or two here and there which sucks, but do you know what that means?! It means I get him all to myself after that for a couple days straight!! THAT makes it all worth it to me in the end.

….Can you tell I have a super crush on him? <3

As most of you know, we took a celebratory trip to a beach in Florida after Kent graduated! It was much needed, to say the least!  We will have our Florida vlog up for ya’ll very soon!

Meanwhile, here are a couple pics from his graduation! (And I say “a couple” because apparently, something has happened to most of the pics from the event. It says they are damaged so they can’t be posted. Sad day. But at least a couple were saved!)

Ps. Thanks to everyone who has been asking about Kent’s training and rooting us on the entire time, it means a lot to us to have your support!

More updates coming soon <3

Love, Sj girl

The Flight Attendant Wife Life

Entry #2 Dear Diary, So this is what it’s like

January 8th, 2018

Dear Diary, 

So this is what it’s like

So this is what it’s like to be alone! Well, technically I’ve been alone before, but not long term. Especially not while being married! Some people may consider it easy to be away from their spouse, but it is definitely not easy to be away when your husband is your best friend in the whole entire world! Kent= BFFE

I guess I should catch you up. My husband, Kent, just started his training as a flight attendant! Which is so fantastic!! Couldn’t be more excited for him! However, this requires him to be away for two months at flight attendant boot camp. Ugh! Two whole months!!

My respect for flight attendants has definitely skyrocketed since he has started this whole process. The amount that they get put through?! It’s intense! In case you didn’t know, flight attendants are not put on planes just to help fetch you drinks, they are there as practiced and trained professionals to keep you safe in the event of an emergency. A lot goes into this!! Hence, the need for the boot camp! (It’s not really called that… I don’t think)

I am only in the first week of being alone while he is in training. It’s going ok so far. I just hope it goes fast because I feel it will get harder each week.

It was super rough dropping Kent off at training, knowing I wouldn’t see him for awhile. Let’s just say, lots of tears! But I am also very proud and happy for him! He is a hard worker and he will do so wonderful with this new opportunity!

How I can Grow From This

Being alone gives me a ton of time to think and reflect on life, who I am and what I want. Kent and I have a strong belief that a person should know how to be happy on their own first, and then an added source of strength and happiness (aka a significant other) can only make it go up from there.💕 I don’t believe that all your sense of belonging, happiness, and hope should be in the hands of one person. But, I do believe that one special person can add to that already existing happiness, a joy more special than any other kind!

“Fall in love with yourself first and then find someone to share it with” -Eartha Kitt

This frame of mind will definitely come in handy while he is away. I get to be reminded that I am independent, I am happy, and I am capable! I knew how to be happy in my own company before, and I can do it again. (Hopefully!) But that doesn’t mean I won’t miss him every single day and have an occasional emotional breakdown.🙃 I know I will, and that’s ok. That’s what love does to ya ♥️

I am confident that during this time, I can work on myself and things that bring me joy, rather than focusing on being sad that he is away. This all feels very familiar, considering he and I dated for a while doing long distance, back in the day. People would ask me why we tortured ourselves with long-distance dating, and I always told them, “When HE’S worth it, IT’S worth it”. I still feel that way! He will always be worth it to me.

Let the long distance- face timing begin!

Love,

Your Girl SJ


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Entry #2 Dear Diary, So this is what it’s like

Entry #1- Dear Diary, am I really going to do this?

December 28th, 2017

Dear Diary, Time to get Real

Dear Diary is not something I would have ever expected myself to say! I’ve never really been good at this journal writing thing. As long as I can remember, I have always loved writing stories, so you would think I would be more eager to record my personal stories! BUT the honest truth? When I was a little girl, I remember overhearing my parents talking about how they “had to” read my sister’s diary (Gasp)! This did not sit well with me, even at such a young age! You could say this is the reason I never wrote in my journal much growing up… (sorry mom and dad!) The truth comes out! Don’t worry, I still love ya. But anyway, I guess I just really valued my privacy. So why am I now ok with making my diary public you may ask?!

Beats me.

So here ya go, Mom and Dad! …the diary of mine that you never got to read! This sounds pretty contradictory I realize, but I think I am ready for this change.

Up till now, my IG & Blog have remained pretty neutral and fun-lovin’, but there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes! Obvi! So let’s get real, shall we? It’s time for me to open up! In this journal, I imagine I would like to share my inner thoughts, relationship experiences, life updates, and anything else one might pour into their diary! Oh! And things I learn from Kent!! …Did I already mention that? Because I’m pretty sure he deserves a category of his own!

Recently, I made friends with a lovely gal that reminded me how important it is to be brave, be you, and not be afraid to tell people what you believe, even if it is the “unpopular” opinion. This really impacted and inspired me to make an effort to speak my opinion and show my truest self! I guess you could say this is my New Years attempt at being more open with the world about who I am, even if they might not agree, like it, or care!

So, here I am World!

“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal, and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” -Audre Lorde

For starters-

My name is Sj! I am 24 years old. I’m married to my soul mate and #1 inspiration, Kent. I am a Blogger, Youtuber,  Instagrammer, and Stylist! I crave new adventures 85% of the time. The rest of the time I am perfectly satisfied staying home with my hubby and puppy, snuggling and watching Anime. Or GOT.

I have a hard time fitting a niche because I’ve got my hands in all the baskets (is that how the saying goes?). I’m very happy that way though. Not everyone can be comfortable living life in a box, as some find themselves doing. The last thing I want to do is try and fit a mold that doesn’t work for me!

So “Me” a: Lover of God, fashion, craft making, singing, dancing, adventures, home decor, progress, cooking, traveling, dream following, writing, self-expression, empowerment, people, relationship observation and motivation, performing, bohemian lifestyle, ever-changing hair colors, and being married! So why choose just one? Live each day doing the things you love. I believe you can be all that you set your heart on becoming. <3 WE can live in a world that we design.

Hmm.. what else?

I have a precious doggo named Lucy. She is a Yorke!

We live in a renovated Cotton Mill apartment downtown.

Lucy and I walk everywhere together now that I have decided to leave the car life behind and use my legs! Best thing ever.

Kent and I have strong goals and plans to retire in 6 years! ( Yes, that’s right! More deets on this later).

We are in the middle of renovating and decorating our new apartment!

Kent has just been hired as a flight attendant and we will be balancing our marriage with some occasional long distance and lots of travels together soon to come!

We have lots in store that we would like to share with you this year!

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Love, SJ

Entry #1- Dear Diary, am I really going to do this?