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Type rated on A330, B747-400, B747, B757, B767, B737, B727. International Airline Pilot / Author / Speaker. Dedicated to giving the gift of wings to anyone following their dreams. Supporting Aviation Safety through training, writing, and inspiration.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Motivation...

You have two choices in life...
1. Make an effort to get on the plane, or
2. Take the easy way through life

While the effort part of the equation takes a little more work than taking the easy route, the rewards are so worth it. How else can you play in the garden with your Granddaughter one day...


 Depart Seattle the next morning ...

 

Attend a Union Meeting and Fly an A330 simulator in Minneapolis the same day... 


Walk the shoreline in Chicago the following day... 


Attend a book signing, and meet fantastic people. If you haven't been to the Garmin store in Chicago, you must attend. The people are fantastic. Thank you Kristine.

 

The world is small and keeps shrinking. I met an incredible woman and her four week old baby, who took flying lessons once upon a time. I'm thinking she just may become a pilot, and hope to keep in touch with her. An A330 pilot from Brazil, who flies for TAM, also happened to walk in the Garmin store... the first day of his 30 day vacation. What are the odds?

 

 I got to spend 3 nights with my grandson Carter, too. 

 

Then we flew back home in time for our Granddaughter, Kadence's first ballet recital. Life has been busy will continue that way for many more months. But trust me, the effort is so worth it. 

 


Life is full of adventure. But sometimes you just got to get on that plane to make it all happen.

Enjoy the Journey. 
XOX Karlene 

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14 comments:

  1. Wonderful post! I love all the pictures. You are busy, and such an inspiration. I'm flying past Mount Rainier the other direction. Yup, getting' on that plane.

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    1. Thank you Linda! Have a safe flight and enjoy the time with your Mom.

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  2. I have some phone calls to make then! haha :)
    90% luck 10% timing
    But the secret is 100% effort. You may have luck you may be at the right place at the right time with the right people. But without 100% effort. you could be walking in circles.

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    1. Ramiel, that is so true. Walking in circles if your rudder is stuck... 100% effort for sure! Thanks for your comment.

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  3. So very true! The day will escape us if we don't seize it. Thanks for sharing your pictures and inspiration! I hope you had a great signing, looks like it was fun.

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    1. Thank you Heather. One day we will do a signing together, and it will be awesome!

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  4. Lovely post, Karlene... It's incredible how you inspire with your words... Fantastic, and yes, you are busy, but you are doing great! :D

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    1. Thank you so much Alex. Busy...and getting tired. lol. But "it's all good!" And you are an inspiration. Remember that when you write your essay.

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  5. Great post, Karlene. Glad you had a very nice time in Chicago and I hope your MSP visit was a success. Thanks for including the part about the TAM A330 pilot. We are blessed here at JFK to be serviced by TAM and their A330 fleet.

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    1. Thank you Jeremy. What are the odds? And now we're connected on LinkedIn. It was so much fun to meet him because he walked in for a Garmin product. Had no idea I would be there.

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  6. The life of a pilot... Traveling the world, and still be able to get home to be with the family. A great combination :-)

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    1. Thank you Cecilie! It can be done... we just have to make it happen. And it's so worth it.

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  7. Ahem! She's a great Mom and a Perfect grandma, not to mention the great wife part. Oh yes!! She also flies a long list of the world's largest airplanes. And just for fun, she writes world-class fiction. Who could not love and support this woman! Go for the best Karlene! -Craig (I hope that this gets through.)

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    1. Craig, this is the "NICEST" comment. Thank you so very much!! You've just given me the tailwind I needed to get through this night. I really appreciate your comment.

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