I am fortunate getting born to the parents I have.
- There are many great reasons like they taught me accountability or set amazing examples.
But, a wonderful selfish one is that my Mom was a captain for a big airline. This wasn’t great because she would be away from the house quite a bit. However, big perk was that we all got to fly for free. So, when it was blazing hot in the summer, we didn’t just crank the Heating and Air Conditioning cooling. We got on a plane and flew north to cooler weather conditions. Pretty great perk. I like to travel by air back then. It was sort of a big deal. And, it was comfortable and the air conditioner worked. It felt like a great big adventure. This was mostly the case until I was early in my job and began to travel for business. I believe about eight years had gone by since I had to give up our free airline pass. Lots of stuff changed in the interim. I noticed right away that air travel wasn’t near as comfortable and flying became simply something one did. Now, I will go out of our way not to get on an airplane. That mode of travel can just be such a difficult deal. There is so much time dedicated to traveling by air now with the added security and frequent flight cancellations. Then there is just the sheer discomfort of the flight. I am now squeezed into a seat made for a narrow tween. But, then there is just no HVAC at all it seems. I think I’ll just drive.