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The Girl Who Lived ...

Through her first five months at a regional airline.




Lisa Thornton of number 205 Colorado Springs was proud to say that life was perfectly normal, thank you very much.


That is, if you count recent breakup, first type rating, new company, single pet parent, crushing studen loan debt, and a two leg commute to the most humid place on earth as normal.


The mediocore moments were filled with binge worthy netflix shows, moldy hotel gyms, long walks along the interstate to score gas station food, a lot of trial and error on what to pack, and constant in-the-mirror pep talks: "you're the airboss... act like it."


During the worst moments, she almost walked away from the airlines all together. "There has to be more to life than this." she told herself.


During the best moments, she realized how far she'd come and saw glimmers of the conuntless opportunities waiting just around the corner.  



Needless to say, there's a lot of content coming your way.

Below is a sneak peak of upcoming material that will be covered based off those first 5 months at the regionals. Buckle up, it's about to get bumpy.


Ch1- Takeaways from IOE.

Ch2- Commuting while on reserve.

Ch3- Crash Pad vs Hotels while commuting.

Ch4- How to pack when you don't know where you're going or how long you'll be gone.

Ch5- How to survive a 10 hr ready shift.

Ch6- How to structure your reserve schedule to make it work for you.

Ch7- Single Fur Babies Tips (not recommended for real babies)

Ch8- The pace of the industry currently, hold on tight..



With determination Lisa decided, "What would come would come...and she would have to meet it when it did." So to celebrate the glimmers along the way, here are some of the best moments from those first 5 months. Check back in soon for details on hoow she made it through.





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