How it all Started

Hi there and welcome to my blog! This project is my personal story of how I decided to adventure myself in the outside world and attend an Open Day that would end up changing my life!

I would like whoever reads me to feel identified in my journey. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment!

My story began in 2011. I was a vibrant, energetic 22 year old girl who had come back to Costa Rica after living in New York City, where I completed a Certificate in Digital Journalism at the New York Film Academy.

When I got back home, I didn’t feel at ease with myself. Coming from such a crazy and lively city back to the Tropics to try and find a job in Journalism. One day while I was interning at a News Channel, I read an ad about a Middle East Airline coming to recruit cabin crew in Costa Rica. I said to myself oh wow! I wonder where this country is and what it must be like!

The Requirements to attend where: Customer Service Experience, Able to reach 212cm on tip toes and Good command of English. All of a sudden, I got an exciting feeling and decided to attend the event!

On the big day, around 200 people showed up. We saw a presentation of the country and the airline, got some questions answered and then we proceeded to some games that involved role play and decision making.

It was a long day, we were all exhausted and nervous because as the day advanced, they started eliminating people. I always had a feeling that I would make it through and so it happened. Finally we were down from 200 to roughly 10. Later on, I came to know that only 3 of us embarked in the adventure!

Looking back now, I do not regret what I’ve done, I have lots of nice memories and amazing places that I’ve seen but I believe that if you want to do this job. The earlier you start, the better. Because it is mentally and physically demanding. Yet one experience I will never forget!

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all. — Helen Keller

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