Dear Future FAs and FSs,
Yes, you read it right. You are a future cabin crew. I claim that one day, I see you don your wings with so much pride and joy. As you see, all the pictures of the flight attendants and stewards we post here were just like you, dreamers, and aspirants. Each endured a different journey but at the end, they shared one destiny, and that is to be the unsung heroes of the sky.
Allow me to share you a short story of Flyhigh Manila. Yes we do have our wings now but just like you, we also had a dream. Things were not easy for us when we started. Things did not go as planned most of the time when we started. We endured rejections, hatred, pitfalls, and failures. Just like the story of those cabin crew who inspired you, we simply had a clear vision of what we wanted, and we were not going to stop until we earn our goal and reach our vision. That vision is for Flyhigh Manila to be in the hearts and lives of every Filipino cabin crew out there, and that includes you, our future cabin crew.
Flyhigh Manila is actually a melting pot of all my dreams and aspirations way back. I feel it has become the answered prayer to what I was praying for way back. We were never an overnight success story, but we did it.
So what am I trying to say here. I do understand that many of you still have questions. Some are still unsure if whether this is really for you or not, and some may still be healing from the wounds of rejection. First, do not doubt yourself. If you have that dream or vision of being a cabin crew, hold on to it as tight as you want to hold on to your child or your parents. Doubt will try to stop you but if only you hold on to your dream of being a cabin crew, you will one day, see your picture, on our page, wearing your wings and uniform.
Second, God designed us to surpass even the most impossible situation we ever imagined. Problem is, we stop. Defeat is temporary, victory is eternal, and it will live with your name even after your Earthly life. So do not allow one rejection to stop you. Do not forget the stories of Angel Cipat and Mary Clare Inonog, 20+ rejections before becoming a cabin crew! Who would have thought, right? It's also not about only trying and trying, but you also have to make adjustments. When Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, it took him 10,000 tries before he made it work! That means 10,000 failures. If he stopped, I betcha candles would be the fourth most important need after shelter, water, and food. What did Thomas Edison say? He never failed 10,000 times, he just found 10,000 ways that did not work.
Third, do not be discouraged if others are becoming a cabin crew and you feel you are getting left behind. Instead, draw inspiration from them. Know that you will also have your day. You will one day have your wings. Always remember that just like the moon and sun, we all have our own time to shine, and so do you.
Last but not least, always pray. God is listening to you. He knows what's in your heart and He is a loving God. God answers your prayers in different ways, even a way you might least expect. God works on you in a different but perfect way. So keep praying, and when you finally earn your wings, keep praying still, that God will always give you safe and happy flights.
In most cabin crew graduations that I attend, most, if not, all the graduates are followers of Flyhigh Manila. What does that mean? They are exactly like you. They had a dream, they held on to it, they had so much faith in God and themselves, and they endured. Now, they feel very proud seeing their own pictures posted on our page, meaning, they saw their dreams turn into a reality infront of them, they now have their wings.
How much do you want to be a cabin crew? How far are you willing to go to be one? Why do you want to be a cabin crew? Answer these questions in your heart. Once you have the answers, you will now know if being a flight attendant or steward is really for you or not.
If you feel it's for you, go for it. Have a strong vision in your mind and heart. Jump every hurdle and obstacle. If you stumble, stand up. Mind you, you will cross the finish line.
So to all our dear future cabin crew reading this, allow me to congratulate you in advance. I look forward to witnessing your graduation, wearing your uniforms, and happily getting your wings pinned by your proud parents and loved ones.
Never forget that we all have our own story, and they are all unique. You have your cabin crew story written down even before you did finally get your wings, and it can be found deep in your hearts.
Best of luck to all who are joining the upcoming open days or who will be going through impact interviews soon! I can't wait to read your individual journey to your wings.
God bless and flying with you soon!