Flying into the Future


Today has been quite an emotion filled day as I said goodbye to my coworkers who have become friends. This was my final day of employment with Canadian North.

It was difficult to end 13 months of employment with an amazing company with such awesome employees. Walking up the stairs for the last time this morning brought me into a reality I wasn’t prepared to deal with at 5am.

This weekend now holds a new adventure as I start training to be a coach bus operator. I’m very excited to be back behind the wheel.

Sunday is moving day into our new apartment. I am also looking forward to celebrating my first Pride in Calgary. Brian is flying in tomorrow from Vancouver for the celebration. I can’t wait to see him.

Shannon is also driving out from Winnipeg for her road trip to the Rockies. I am glad that I have been included in her travel plans!

Tuesday is the beginning of my new adventure with a new airline. I have to make it through 6 weeks of classroom before I get back to flight planning.

Mike has successfully completed his flight attendant training and will be leaving me for the weekend. He has been assigned to walk to Mexico and back twice this weekend.

Hope everyone has an amazing long weekend. Stay safe and HAPPY PRIDE!

Where has the time gone?


My goodness life has become busy and chaotic for me. It has been so long since I have time to sit down and write that I am actually not sure where to begin with the changes in my life.

I guess I shall start with the fact that it is no longer just me sleeping in my bed. Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of moving my boyfriend Mike to Calgary from Winnipeg. We had a lovely party with our friends on Thursday evening. Thank you so much to Kim for opening her home, yard, and pool for us all to share a wonderful evening together before I stole Mike away from the city.20130812-203837.jpg

Thankfully, two weeks after I posted the ad, we were able to sign the lease on his condo and rent it to a lovely young couple that have “a fat old cat.” They will be moving in October 1 which gives us the time to finish the renovations that have been going on for far too many months. It is all beginning to take shape and actually looks like the home that we both dreamed that it would have become for us to share. However, we are now sharing a new adventure in the west and hopefully the new tenants will enjoy as many memories as we have enjoyed there together.20130812-203917.jpg

We took last Friday to finish up some random projects before heading over to Club 200 for happy hour with the gurls. I haven’t had the chance to attend as many Friday afternoon beverages with them as Mike has, but none the less it was wonderful to see everyone before hitting the highway.

Saturday morning the alarm clock woke us at 6:00 am to pack the car prior to meeting Mike’s parents and grandmother for breakfast. I was shocked at how few tears actually were shed by everyone.  I would have put money on it being quite a tear jerking “goodbye for now.” One of the perks of working in aviation is that we can travel back to Winnipeg as often as we like.  We then made a quick stop at Safeway to get road snacks for Mike and KUB rye bread for my friend Jeff (Winnipegers and their food) which, to my pleasant surprise, was on sale.


It never ceases to amaze me at how long of a drive it is across the prairies, but it was much more enjoyable with a driving buddy as we were able to trade off, nap, talk, and point out various attractions to each other. Mike and I are complete opposites though when it comes to the preferred portion of the drive. I much prefer the portion between Winnipeg and Regina as it is shorter and I think there is much more to see as there are small towns and more farms. Mike, on the other hand, prefers the portion of Regina to Calgary as he enjoys the beauty of the rolling hills.

Mike also completed the first day of flight attendant training today. I am very excited for him as he starts his new adventure ironically the same day that I started my adventure in Calgary 365 days ago. I can’t wait to see where this new opportunity takes him, but I am pretty sure the sky is the limit.


Oddly enough, on his first day of work is the same day that I have handed in my resignation for my current position as a flight dispatcher. I am very excited to announce that I will be starting with another larger airline as a flight dispatcher starting on September 3. I can’t wait to start the 6-week classroom training program for them as I will have the opportunity to do international flights as well as ETOPS (extended-range twin-engine operations or in much simpler terms flights over large bodies of water).

That is all that I have time to update you about now, but I promise that there are many more stories to come. Hope everyone is well and having an awesome day!