You Only Live Once, This Is How I'm Doing It!

BlogHer? Who Needs it?

Not going to lie, I’m jealous of all the bloggers heading over to New York for BlogHer. However, with me being on furlough (and not getting a paycheck for almost a year) going just wasn’t realistic for me this year. Even though I’m ok with not going I still felt a little left out of all the

OMG I just got the cutest dress for x cocktail party #BlogHer10

I only have 3 days until I leave and I haven’t even packed yet. #bad #BlogHer10

So, exactly how many extra suitcases will I need for all the swag I’ll be hauling back from #BlogHer10?

tweets. Who wouldn’t?

Thank goodness for Maya of @MarfMom and Stefany of @ToBeThode hosting the No-GoBlogHer Blog Hop. A chance to meet new bloggers without having to pay for a hotel or change out of my sweatpants? Win!


1. When did you start blogging?

The first blog I started was in late 2004. Skywaitress I started in January of 2008. I had a blog (that I rarely updated) in between the two.

2. Why did you start blogging?

The first blog I started was to journal my time as an au pair in The Netherlands. For me personally it’s fun to read back through because there are so many memories. As a blogger I cringe at my lack of paragraph breaks and factual story telling methods.

My second blog isn’t really even worth talking about as I rarely updated it. I did import the archives onto Skywaitress if you’re really interested.

I started this blog (Skywaitress) to keep track of my adventures as a flight attendant. I’ve been furloughed for a year now but I still manage to have plenty of adventures even though I’m not getting paid to have them anymore.

3. What is one thing you are going to do this week that is WAY cooler than going to BlogHer?

Participating in the blog hop of course!

But seriously, I plan on enjoying time at home with my husband and puppy, having a movie night at my grandpa’s house and having my sister and brother-in-law over this weekend to celebrate her birthday. Family is incredibly important to me. I’m lucky enough to be blessed with a ridiculously awesome one.

Oh, and I plan on wearing pajamas a lot. Pajamas are so much cooler than cocktail dresses. Really.

4. Share a post that you think says a lot about you or is your favorite.

I actually had a lot of fun going back through my archives and reading through some of my old posts. I can’t pick just one favorite. I narrowed it down to four.

*Some of my favorite and least favorite things about being a flight attendant. It’s not always the glamorous job people picture. I almost always love it though: On being a flight attendant: The best and the worst

*I’m 24 and even though it’s still a ways off I feel like 30 is creeping up on me. How will I measure if I’ve been successful at being a twenty something? With a list of goals that I’m working to accomplish by the time I turn the big three-oh of course:  30 by 30

*And finally, my tag line for this blog is You only live once, This is how I’m doing it. What I mean by that is I want to look at every day as an adventure. Whether the adventure is big like going to a movie premiere in Sydney: An adventure down under or a making a silly vlog of: A day at the zoo

I hope you enjoyed getting to know my blog. Please look around and leave me a comment to let me know that you did. I look forward to getting to know you and will definitely return the favor. ::smile::


Naughty spot


Dog fail


  1. I'm glad there are so many wonderful bloggers not going to BlogHer. Who packs three days before going?! I hope that was just an "example" I haven't paid much attention to the #BlogHer tweets. I kind of just skim over them as I go.
    Okay again, thank you for visiting my bloggy blog. I'm glad you stopped by. I've got to go peek around here now!

    • I made the tweets up but I know as much as a week out people were talking about packing lists and how they haven't packed yet. My goodness! I mean, not that I would be any different. Or at least I'd intend to pack a week ahead of time and then it'd be the night before and I'd be freaking out and up all night, lol.

      And yeah, I really enjoyed reading though some of your blog posts. You're added to my google reader so I'll be able to keep up with it 🙂

  2. What a great idea! I can wallow in jealousy with all of you fab bloggers 🙂

    I love that you were an au pair in the Netherlands! I used to live in Norway and London so I've spent time over in Europe as well

  3. I am with you! I am a bit jealous of everyone and the fact that it is only 2 hours away kills me! Maybe next year at least I dont have to stress. Thanks for linking up to our Blogher Pity Party!

    • Oh man, if it was only two hours away from me I'd be *dying* for sure! Bummer.

      I'm totally up for next year. BlogHer '11 here we come!

      And thanks for hosting the BlogHer Pity Party. I'm looking forward to finding some new bloggy friends out of this whole thing even if I can't actually be at BlogHer.

  4. You live such an exciting life! I would have love to have met you at BlogHer… errr, um, wait – that's right – I'm not GOING to BlogHer!

  5. I try to make my life exciting. Of course there are plenty of days spent doing mundane things. Those don't make good blog posts though 🙂

    And I would have liked to meet you at BlogHer too. Next year!

  6. Hi there! Just added you to my RSS feed. I can't wait to read more about your adventures! Glad I'm NOT going to BlogHer with you!

  7. Jen

    OH! give me some tips please…I'm terrified to fly, but that doesn't really make sense now does it? I grew up overseas (spain, england, wales, germany lol) I have a wedding in california next year and I'm dreading the plane. looking forward to reading more

  8. Oh I think I'm going to have to follow your blog! I love traveling 🙂 Happy no go BlogHer weekend!!

  9. This is a great idea! I'll need to participate 🙂 hehe. Sounds like fun!

  10. KLZ

    I am very jealous of your pajamas, if it helps…

    • Ha, sure. If you're going to BlogHer though I expect many, many pictures of all the fabulousness. I plan on living vicariously through all the attendees.

  11. I am not at Blogher. You couldn;t pay me enough to go to Blogher. ACK.

    I also don't do blog hops.

    I am hopelessly out of touch with the rest of the blogging community.


  12. ag.

    I just found your blog today and I think I found it at the right time!
    Loved reading your favourite posts…your blog is fantastic!

  13. Thanks for stopping by…Subscriber to your RSS feed so I can stop back by and check out all the great places you've been!

  14. Stopping in from No Go BlogHer Blog Hop to say" Hi"!!
    I just finished reading about the best and the worst of being a flight attendant. I have always wondered ,thats for the post!!

  15. How interesting. I was wondering if it was a fun job being a flight attendant? I'm stopping by from the no go blog her blog hop. Hope you have a chance to stop by my blog for visit. Also, I'm following you on twitter as @angiewith3

  16. I had really considered becoming a flight attendant for a few years after school. I thought it sounded like a really awesome way to see the world and make money at the same time. Then came 9/11. That scared me so much I hardly even fly anymore. Yuck.

    I just read your hair straightening saga and I can so commiserate. I did that to my hair in high school and it looked so awful. Of course I already had frizzy curly hair so the damage just made it stick out even more. I looked like some sort of clown. It was half funny half mortifying.

    Stopping by and following from the no go hop too. Come check out my blog and let me know what you think!

    • Being a flight attendant is a risk, but really, really worth it in my opinion. I can't imagine what it would have been like to be one during 9-11 though. Such an awful time.

      As far as the hair thing goes, my hair is naturally wavy and very often frizzy. So yeah, I guess that makes us hair sisters or something. It's thisclose to being all the way grown out. I can't wait! I love how healthy hair looks after a haircut and since I did this even right after it's cut it still has dead ends. So frustrating. It only has an inch or two left I think though. Finally!

  17. pj's are so much better!

  18. I am stopping by from No-Go blog hop. Sounds like you have packed more into your life now than most people ever do. Enjoy being at home in pjs. Much better than being at a conference in a crowded city.

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