By: Mond Ortiz
It may sometimes be discouraging to see others get to their cabin crew dreams before us, but guess what, you don't have to feel discouraged because we all do run our own race. Let me start by saying that life is just like the sun and moon, we will have our own time to shine. "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens" as said in Ecclesiastes 3.
When will that time come? Well, that will all depend on you how much you do want to become a cabin crew, but please do not be in a hurry.
All the flight attendants you see now achieved their dream at their own perfect time and pace. The airline also doesn't give incentives to those who become a cabin crew first. All they want is the perfect fit, that is what matters most.
Each flight attendant may share a different story. Some started flying at a tender age of 20, some began at 30 after more than 6 years of doing their best and working hard to be able to reach airline standards. Regardless of what age they have entered the airline, they still are flight attendants at the end of the day, playing the same important role in the aircraft.
The more we focus on others getting their first, the more we lose focus on our own personal goals to the point we may feel that it's time to call it quits. So please do focus on your path. Here are my advice:
Aside from these, go out and apply as you will never learn things if you do not try. "I wear eyeglasses, will I be accepted as cabin crew?" Guess what, for as long as you do not try and go out to apply, you will never be able to learn. Remember that your time in becoming a cabin crew also depends on how you are able to cope with the standards required, and one way of learning these is to go out and take action. If your application is turned down because of eyesight, then do invest in your eyes if you really want this career. We know plenty of cabin crew members who really invested on lot on their eyes, skin, teeth, and physique just to get to their goals and they will tell you the same thing too.
Your time to become a cabin crew will depend on how bad you want this as you will do all to achieve it.
Here's another thing. Try to have a timeline in terms of making improvements like "in 10 months, I will lose 30 lbs", or "by next year, I'll have my braces removed so I can have perfect teeth", and so on. Instead of having a timeline when to become a cabin crew, have timelines in making improvements towards becoming a cabin crew. Having a timeline basically should give you a rough idea as to when you may earn your wings.
At the end, do not feel intimidated when others become a flight attendant before you. Their time came, and so will yours. Keep praying, have faith in yourself, focus on your path, and work hard. Your time to fly will indeed come!
Good luck future cabin crew!