Confessions of a Flight Attendant {Travel Tuesday}

Today’s Travel Tuesday is about  my job…if your new to my blog I’ll let you in on a secret. Blogging does not pay my bills and very few bloggers I know have been able to leave their day jobs and blog full-time. So, how does one gal afford her beauty addiction? She works of course! I started this blog and working as a flight attendant simultaneously. It was an unconscious decision to begin writing beautyparler, combining my two passions coincided perfectly. It occurred to me to start a travel blog instead but the idea of a beauty blog was already planted in my head months before I applied for the job. While I was teaching English overseas I caught the travel bug. Shopping for beauty products was a past time, I was addicted  hooked on and the latter also filled my down time from teaching English. I longed to read and speak English while abroad and quite frankly was a bit lonely so I turned to the internet. Upon my return to Canada I was out of a job and the airline I now work for was hiring. So, I went to the open house only to be greeted by 200+ flight attendant hopefuls. I almost left…

(image Lavazza Calendar 2006, photographer: Ellen Von Unwerth)
Fast forward five years and here I am still blogging and working as a flight attendant, I love both! Its not easy scheduling blog time and working therefore whenever there’s a lapse in between posts its most likely due to my paying job. And on days I return home I could either be too tired or jet-lagged. 
The next chapter in my life is trying to get my business plan of creating a cosmetics line into a reality. A dream I’ve had for the last three years. But before that I will continue to enjoy the two things I love most: travel and beauty. 
If you liked today’s Travel Tuesday post let me know. Next week I’ll share the Not-So-Glamorous part of the job!
(images via Dark Roasted Blend)
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  1. says

    Such a great post Monica! Loved reading about a little snippet of your life as beauty blogger and flight attendant. Yah, wish I could blog full-time but I love doing makeup so it all works out! And amazing news on going forward with your cosmetic brand idea!!!!! I remember you telling me about it a while ago! So happy for you and if you need a guinea pig/makeup artist holla!! XO

  2. says

    Loved reading about how you chose your job – it's so interesting! I always think it's such a glam profession – and good look with creating your cosmetics line :-) It sounds intriguing!

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