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"We are the protagonists of our stories called life, and there is no limit to how high we can fly."


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, September 15, 2014

Survival


Through strength of perseverance 
we can accomplish anything!


Sometimes the greatest challenges in life are the little ones that pour down all at the same time, making you feel like a drowned puppy that wants to hide in a corner  until the rainstorm stops. But when the rain is going continue for the next week, month or year, there is no hiding. You have to get out there and get wet. How do you find the strength to persevere? 

One Day at a Time!



The previous two months have been overwhelming and my days home could be counted on two hands. School started. Monthly grandchildren visits and extra help with babysitting due to summer schedules. Work taking me from Europe to Asia. From one flight to the next... I've got so much to learn in statistics, with a ton to read and in human factors. Then my Dad got sick and ended up in ICU last week, followed by my neighbor who was riding motorcycle this weekend while his wife was preparing for their 40th anniversary...The crash took his life instantly. There are many challenges greater than mine.

Live one day at a time if for no other reason 
it's an option.


This week I fly to Shanghai... a four day trip. I'm not sure if I will be able to get on line. I purchased a program, GoTrusted, to make it happen. But time will tell. Thus, today started at 0400 to get the on-line portion of what needs to be done, done. I survived last week... one day at a time. A couple days I would say one hour at a time, but it's all good. 

I can't do it alone. Nobody can. 


I want to thank my friends for their support, and those who find a moment to make me smile. For the concern of those who email and check to see if everything is alright because I haven't been on line with social media for awhile...Thank you!

My plan... Monday morning briefing on life and progress... one week at time.

Thank you all for hanging with me through my first week of school and for understanding that I don't have time to chat on email, or visit twitter. But with your help you can keep me alive...tweet my posts for me, and share them on facebook. That would help so much!

Why am I going through this? Because... I have one wish: To Never Have Another Airline Crash. While this wish may be impossible, we can move the line in the sand, dividing safe and unsafe, as far away from unsafe as we can. 

What else? I also want to continue to support those who want the best career in the world: Flying!

FLIGHT TO SUCCESS 
is coming soon! 


Thank you so much for reading and sharing my novels Flight For Control and Flight For Safety with your friends. If you haven't left a comment on Amazon, please do so. It helps so very much!

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene

16 comments:

  1. My gosh - what a couple of months that has been! So sad about your neighbor too!! Hopefully you'll have plenty of blue skies and easier schedules for the next 4 days at least!!

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    1. Thank you Mark... Another busy and full week... and it's all good. Except for the missing plane! Shall be found.

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  2. sounds like true challenges, but like you said it is through fire that gold is made. We are here to walk trough fire with you, my friend!

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    1. I like that... through fire gold is made. And when the fire is of your own making... what can you say? It's all good!

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  3. Karlene, being busy is a blessing, but we must come up to breathe once in a while for a breath is a blessing just as much.

    So sorry to hear about your neighbor and my thoughts and prayers to his wife. Have a safe trip to the land of no Internet and I will email you sometime over the weekend or next week.

    Once again thank YOU for your support and my support to you is always a pleasure.

    Fly safe!!

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    1. I have been blessed 18-20 hours a day. It's all good. And yes, still trying to figure out how to say good bye. Such a loss to the world he is.
      Thanks for your comment!

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  4. Goodness, a rough month already, I'm so sorry to hear that Karlene. Hang in there, it does get better. Just remember to slow down and take care of yourself so that you can take care of others. Like they say about putting that oxygen mask on. :)

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    1. And... it started by not being able to come and see you too! I will remember my oxygen mask for sure. Thank you!!

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  5. Wow, what a tough stretch for you! And my gosh your poor neighbors...it really does make one pause and think about our lives.

    I'm fortunate enough to combine business with pleasure today, staying on an overnight with my good friend Mark Lawrence and his family. As you advise, relishing the special moments with our loved ones! Fly safe and God bless.

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    1. Oh... business and pleasure is the best. And I hope you had a great time with Mark! Relishing all the special moments for sure.

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  6. You are in my thoughts - best wishes to your father, and so sorry about your neighbor. You are an amazing woman - inspiring to many.

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    1. Ahh... Thank you Jennifer!! But you are the amazing woman who has so greatly inspired me.

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  7. “You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”
    ― Roman Payne

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    1. Mathew, this is beautiful!!! Thank you so very much for the beautiful comment!

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  8. Prayers for you Dad and your neighbor's family. Stay safe out there.

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