Something brought you to this blog, and I think it was the same curiosity I had when I first got the idea of becoming a cabin crew. Do you want to travel the world, earn good money, and to enjoy all the fancy things this lifestyle will bring to you? You are in the right place! And follow your inner call, because this is the most fun and exciting job in the world, that will bring you life you couldn’t have ever imagined.
Before I start, let me introduce myself and how my story began. My name is Gina and I am originally half Serbian-half Bosnian. I grew up in gorgeous city of Belgrade, Serbia.In June of 2013., on a pretty hot, heavy summer day, a good friend of mine invited me with her to attend the open day for Emirates (by now you probably know who they are, but let’s say, a huge international airline based in Dubai).
I used to have this dream of becoming a flight attendant for Emirates exactly in my head, when I was 16 years old. I searched their website in hope to see what is it all about, and how can I apply (silly little me), but as I sadly had read, the age limit was 21. So I had put this wishful thought in a little box in the back of my head, and completely forgot about my dream with years that passed by.
In the meantime I finished my college, got a degree of a Chemical engineer and, as if it was waiting for me all those years, at the year of 25, my long lost dream called me again. And this time something was very clear about it-it was meant to be. It really was my destiny who took care of me, because I did as little as possible, and everything else happened by itself.
I picked up a pencil skirt from my mom, a white blouse from my sister, did my hair into a neat bun and added a bit of make-up on my face. I made only the first step, and my destiny propelled me through those 400+ people and 3 days after I was among 20 other souls doing the final interview towards my new life in Dubai. Some wind was just blowing in my back.
Two more weeks have passed in awaiting for that famous “golden call”, and in the meantime I got the job as apprentice Chemical engineer in one of the biggest oil refineries in this part of the world. I was on my first day at work, with a helmet in my hand, when during the lunch break my phone rang.
The number on the screen showed a strange, long number, and I could only guess who it was….when I answered, the voice on the other side cheerfully announced “CONGRATULATIONS GINA!!!”. I left the refinery job the same day and exchanged that yellow helmet for my beautiful, red hat with a white veil.
My dream was calling and I had to respond. My life today and me as a person wouldn’t be the same without it, even though I lost my opportunity to build a career in my field of study. I wasn’t made for it anyway. I was made for flying and making people happy.
My soul and my heart are full with all of the sights I’ve seen in all these years of life in a suitcase (as I like to call it), and my mind has expanded so much, that I will never be the same again.
Now, 6 years after, I am here to pass all of my experiences to you.
Chase that dream if you have it, don’t let anyone stop you. It’s a call of your soul, and you better listen to it!