“Without great solitude no serious work is possible.” Pablo Picasso
A lot of people are afraid of being alone or even feel alone, sometimes it hurts the most, so in this article, I would like to confess whether I feel alone in my travels, in my flights, in my life…
My job is one of the fascinating jobs that one could dream of. Sometimes I have lunch in one country and dinner in another, wake up in one country and fell asleep in another. This kind of lifestyle effects on you differently, and if you think positive and make a decision not to feel alone, you would not feel it.
In the early stage of my career when I started to fly so frequently, I stayed many days away from home, family, and friends. That feeling of being alone was something new that I hadn’t experienced before. The excitement and happiness of traveling to new destinations, meeting new people, get acquainted with a new culture, food was a new level of emotions for me. Sometimes I had to go to work even when it was a family occasion or celebration, and that was such strange feeling to be absent from these events and to think that I should be with them, but I have a job to do. The only thing that gave me the strength to overcome this feeling was my absolute passion for my job, about FLYING.
Since childhood, I knew that sometimes you have to sacrifice some emotions to do your job at a high level. And that awareness came to me from my father, who was a pilot himself. Sometimes his absence from family occasions made me sad as I couldn’t share that moment with him, but every time that I was upset about it, he was coming up to me and telling me that I had to understand him, his job and that he would do his best to compensate as soon as he returned from that flight. I was so happy to hear his explanations, and I began to understand him and share his love towards flying.
As A Pilot Do, I Feel Alone When I Travel?
My profession allowed me to teach myself how to live alone, and how to travel alone so as a pilot you cannot spend all your travels with people. A lot of people think that pilots or cabin crews always spend their layovers together, well mostly no, because these people also have their plans and stuff to do. So I learned how to survive, how to think positive and how to make my travels more enjoyable and attractive for just myself.
The only thing that makes me more emotional about traveling alone and enjoying it is thinking about the people who are close to my heart and whom I miss at that very moment and would like to share that with me. But… you have to live that moment, and you have to make that decision to feel it and share it with them emotionally, by all means, you are going to meet and see them again.
Being away from these people teaches you to appreciate them more, to value their presence in your life and understand how much you love them and these feelings make you make more efforts to keep the relationship in good shape.
It is the matter how you treat yourself, how you teach yourself, how to LIVE during the flight or traveling.
The fear of feeling alone will not have to stop you from following your dream to become a pilot, a cabin crew, a traveler or something else because after all, you are going to learn how to handle it. So just DO NOT let that fear to stop you doing what you love to do.
Now, my dear aviators, I want to know your opinions after reading this article “Do I feel alone or lonely”?