(Un)furloughed and Feeling Fine: My Journey Back to Flight Attendant Life.

That Girl Named Carol
2 min readFeb 25, 2022

I don’t even believe it .. after 2 incredibly difficult years the time has finally come.

I got called back to my job in aviation.

I am taking to the friendly skies.

I am getting my wings back.

I am going to be a flight attendant again.

I am scared and nervous and questioning everything. The airline I was so quickly furlough from is throwing me into a whirlwind rehire storm and everything is happening very quickly.

Like there is so much to do in 10 days I feel so overwhelmed.

I wondered what it would feel like to finally get that email; to finally right the chaos that has happened in my life in the last 2 years.

Crippling depression. Dangerous amounts of anxiety. Loneliness. Feeling lost and unsure. Mindless eating and weight gain. Having NO idea what direction to take things. Thanklessly calling citizens to do an investigation and contact tracing their whereabouts for the CDC and feeling it hurt my mental health but needing the money. Trying again and again to work on creative projects but never having enough energy to complete anything.

I have started blogs and youtube channels and a cookbook and crafting projects —…



That Girl Named Carol

Retired Barista and globe trottin’ English Teacher turned Architectural Technologist turned Flight Attendant out in the world trying to live the dream.