Dear Dream Job

It’s seldom people find a passion which translates into your career. I’m happy to say that I’ve found that passion.

My love of aviation began almost four years ago when I stumbled upon a flight attendant course which ignited my curiosity in the majestic world of aviation. I successfully completed my course and soon after I became a flight attendant for one of Australia’s largest carriers. It was a dream come true. Ever since, I don’t go a day without thinking about planes or some sort of aspect of aviation. It is completely ingrained in me. I’m sure a lot of av geeks can empathise with this sort of obsessive thinking.

I consciously ended my dream in pursuit of travelling the world rather than just travelling Australia. Simultaneously, I wanted more out of flying but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. So I listened to my intuition, packed my bags and moved to Canada for a year and a half.

During my time there, I spent many “snow days” watching episode after episode of Air Crash Investigations. It was then I realised I wanted to know how planes work. It seems like a really lame conclusion to come to, but trust me when I say that this was a turning point for me because it decided whether or not I move back to Australia. So I did.

So how did I go from flight attendant to aspiring AME? To preface (it’s a little late for a preface but I’m breaking all the rules), I was accepted into the Bachelor of Civil Engineering program at QUT. I had deferred it because I wasn’t sure that was what I wanted to do. Anyway, to answer my self-proposed question, I’ll put it simply as that I wanted more. My goal in life is to never be comfortable because that is where ambition goes to die.

So here I am. Being uncomfortable. Right now, I’m uncomfortable because I’m nervous about my pre-exam to get into the course that will allow me to apply for an apprenticeship to become a AME and eventually a LAME. I’m uncomfortable because I’m risking literally everything to make my dreams come true.

It’s been a while since I’ve been in school. I know I’ll be a little rusty, but I’m going to try my hardest. If I fail, I will keep trying until I stop failing.