Recently on a flight to San Antonio, I met a really cool lady. Her name is Bonnie and she is a flight attendant for American Airlines. My Mom was with me and we engaged in an ongoing dialog with Bonnie throughout the flight. Soon into the conversation we found out, she is not your ordinary 70ish year old! In fact, she started as a flight attendant 33 years ago and continues to enjoy her career today. She said the day she stops enjoying it, is the day she will retire.
Bonnie has the best smile and a beautiful head of curly, silver hair. These days, she only makes day trips but that does not stop Bonnie from traveling for pleasure. When I asked Bonnie about taking risks and adventures, she did not hesitate to tell me about her most recent excursion. Drum roll, please! Bonnie drove by herself from Charlotte to Alaska and back in her Prius; 12,800 miles! Let me repeat that... all by herself. Many people want to do something like that but she did it. We talked about the adventures she had including one mishap and how she met the best people along the way!!
When asked about her motto or mantra, Bonnie shared that it changes all the time as she evolves. Most recently, she borrowed one from an author who walked the Pacific Coast Trail, "I am safe, I am strong, I am brave." You are awesome, Bonnie!
Bonnie also said she has no regrets! She loves herself and attributes that to all she has experienced in her life, both negative and positive!
It was a true pleasure to meet Bonnie and I hope she inspires you as she did me! Bonnie, is one fierce lady that I am lucky enough to count among my friends! And kudo's to American Airlines for valuing this fierce, ageless woman!
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