Written by Mond Ortiz
Imagine that one day, where your once dream unfolded right in front of you. It is simply like God holding a magic wand and says "your wish is my command" as he turns you into a flight attendant, your once childhood dream that you worked hard for. Magical isn't it? It is! Yes that day happens, and that is the graduation day of these former aspirants from training to become a full-fledge flight attendant of their respective airlines.
I have witnessed a lot of cabin crew graduations from Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, and Cebu Pacific. Mind you, the look in the faces of these newly winged cabin crew are priceless, so much that it will touch your heart. Their stories of how they worked hard to achieve what was once a childhood dream, all the trials they went through just to apply, the sleepless nights they endured, and their joy of finally earning their wings are all unveiled during graduation day.
No matter how many times I have attended graduations, I never got sick of them. In fact, I always look forward to witnessing such event as I am constantly reminded that nothing is impossible in this world. Yes the ceremonies are the same but the stories are all different. Each graduation day teaches me different lessons on courage, determination, hard work, faith in God, belief in your strength, passion, and so much more.
I can just imagine how it feels like for each of those cabin crew trainees who go up the stage to receive their wings and certificates. So much excitement and fulfillment. Excitement for the next chapter as flight attendant and stewards. Fulfillment for knowing that you accomplished something you used to dream of before.
I have heard so much stories during these graduation events and they are very inspiring. Some shared their stories of struggle, from what they thought was impossible to becoming possible. Some too shared stories of determination like despite growing up in living in a poor community and family, nothing stopped them from fulfilling their dream to be a flight attendant so that they can now send their younger siblings to school.
So as aspirants, think of that day when you will walk up that stage to receive your wings, but do not forget to think of how you will achieve that. All these once aspirants worked hard for their dreams. They never came easy, but it was accomplished.
Indeed, cabin crew graduation is a milestone in our lives, an event that will change our lives forever. It's day when God will unlock the door from your dream to reality.