Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Curve Ball

Well...I went to SLC for training for SkyWest Airlines. I had adorable roomates and was doing great...that is, until today. We had an agility test where we had to lift a 45 lb suitcase and put it into the overhead bin 4 times, then lift a 35 lb can and stow it about chest high. After all that, we had to run up and down 2 stairs 5 times...all in 2 minutes. Well.....last year, I broke my left wrist and it has never completely healed and it gave out on me. I got the 45 lb bag into the overhead the required 4 times, lifted the 35 lb can and on the second lift, my wrist was shot. I dropped the can on my foot and that was it! Since you have to pass all of the tests, I decided to opt out and cut my losses.

I have been asked to come back to the Aug 31st class but it will all depend on my wrist and now my foot which I am sure is broken. The can fell on the top of my foot and cut it, it is now swollen and I can't walk on it. What a mess!

I am thrilled at the thought of resuming my Swiss Days duties and hoping that I can fully heal by then. SkyWest is not a totally closed door...they aren't my first choice of airline, but they are a great carrrier and I was excited to fly again. There is another airline that I have wanted to be with, they just aren't hiring just yet. Maybe I just need to be more patient!

Thank you for all of your kind words of encouragement and all of your confidences in me. For the record, I had PERFECT scores on all my verbal and written tests. I met some amazing people and will always be thankful for the associations I made these past few days.

I KNOW that things work out for a reason. I don't know why this happened, but it did and that's O.K. I am thrilled to be back with my sweet husband and I will move forward with a positive attitude!


Lynn said...

Oh no!! OUCH!!!!! THat bites. SO sorry you had to get hurt in the process. I hope you are able to heal quickly. What an amazing good attitude you have over the whole thing. Good for you. Have faith. Like you said......there must be a reason for all of this.

Rest easy!

Barbie said...

I am so sorry! Praying you heal quickly. He has perfect timing. You have such an optimistic outlook and a great attitude!

Dawnelle Anderson said...

Hope you are feeling better. Things will work out the way they are supposed to, you have a great attitude. Good luck.