More in Depth...

Sep 21, 2009

Today in my inbox:
Further to our recent conversation this is to advise you that the Emirates representatives will be in Vancouver on October 26th to review your application.
I thought I'd go further into detail on this, since it's such an exciting thing for me. If you were wondering about the initial interviews, let me know and I'll send you the blogs from back then. (OH... before I go any further, I'd like to let you all know that I wrote, and passed my exam today, meaning that I'm now a licensed insurance agent.) Anyways, here is the story of "the call". It sounds super dramatic, but those of you who know me will understand that I'm not exaggerating about my level of excitement.
It was a lazy Sunday morning and Ryan was driving me to a friend's house where I'd left my car overnight after having a few drinks. My phone rang and I debated answering it, since it was from a strange number likely to be a telemarketer. I decided to pick it up, unable to ignore a ringing phone.
"I'm looking to speak with Krysta Larson", said the voice on the other end of the line. Uh oh, this didn't sound promising. Did I owe money that I was unaware of? "This is her..." I replied, cautiously. As she continued, my eyes grew wide and I stared at Ryan in disbelief. I could tell that he was extremely curious as to who could possibly be calling on a Sunday morning that caused such a reaction. "You came to Vancouver in January for interviews with the Emirates Group Airline. Emirates has commenced recruitment and is looking to reassess the applicants who have already completed the interview process. We would like to know if you are still interested in a cabin crew career." Taking a second before responding, to gather my thoughts and avoid sounding overly excited rather than shouting out "Do you really need to ask?", I calmly replied "Yes, I am definitely still interested." as I clutched tightly onto my boyfriend's hand. I hung up the phone, turned to Ryan and said "That was Emirates..." I'd waited 9 months to say those exact words.
Now, I know what you are thinking and believe me, I've been driving myself crazy thinking about it as well... what happens if I get the job? This is my dream job. If I could choose any airline in the world, it would without a doubt be Emirates. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity, my ultimate goal... comparable in my eyes to a singer winning American Idol. When I interviewed in January, the timing was perfect. I'd recently been laid off from my job and wanted nothing more than to leave. Since then... I've started dating Ryan. I don't want him to feel as if he's holding me back, because if anything, he is doing the opposite. He knows how much this means to me and was so excited and proud when I got the phone call. When I was invited to the very first interview, he gave me an Emirates luggage tag that he'd somehow acquired, and written inside was "Krysta... do it!". He's part of the reason that I made it as far as I did in the first place, despite that having been 5 months prior to us dating. This is only a reassessment, so I'm getting way ahead of myself... leaving him would break my heart... but so would turning down my dream. We'll take things as they go, but for now, I'm so excited... wish me luck!


Julie said...

That is just so sweet! And Ryan sounds incredibly supportive. Congratulations snagging a great guy. So when do you do the reinterview? It's so exciting! I hope you get it!

carkeymiss said...

Aww Krysta I'll miss you if you leave. But I'll be happy to see you do your dream job.. now if only I could figure out what mine is....

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