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Confessions of A Pilot: Do I Feel Alone?

“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”?

31 Comments

  • Harmita
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    No

  • Maripet Ibanez
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 1:58 pm
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    well actually, it seems that being alone is not really a big issue for u as u get used to it and ur job as a pilot somehow requires it.. in fact, d good thing about being alone is that u can do whatever u want to do, anytime u want to do it at anyways how u will do it without d thoughts of disturbing anybody.. although there are pros and cons of being alone like what u have mentioned being away to those people that are close to ur heart but I do agree with u, having a positive outlook in life doesn’t affect much, especially if u are really enjoying what is happening in ur life and career. I should know that feeling as I’m in d same situation and I don’t really mind being alone though some of my free time, I spend with my friends and if I’m lucky enough to take longer leave definitely, I will be spending those precious time with my family. Nice article captain!.. 😉

  • Melody
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm
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    \”Alone but not lonely\” best describes you… Keep up the good work Capt….btw, we really appreciate you meeting our Crazy aviator family member Lili..shows how kind & funny you are 👍

  • Chairun Nisya
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm
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    you are not lonely or alone …
    even many people who think far from home will feel lonely and alone … the fact is that far from home moving from one place to another, can make us strong, personal who can accept new conditions, and not as sad as that even we can meet new people in our lives, we meet new friends as well as new lessons …
    I once thought that when I was away from home, eating alone was sad there were no friends or relatives … I felt that there was no one I knew but after opening myself I met nice people.
    and in my opinion lonely and alone when your existence is not considered.
    when in the midst of a crowd with friends and relatives your presence is not considered, ignored and they are busy with themselves.

  • Puteri Gading Cempaka
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    Hi…Assalamualaikum
    Actually u r lonely.

  • Kartikey
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 2:09 pm
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    Great article. Love the insight.

  • Siham Yaq
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 2:13 pm
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    I wish to meet you one day
    انت في دعائي دائما
    I don\’t that you feel alone

  • Bryan Baires
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 2:15 pm
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    It was really nice to read that. The way you express your love for Aviation show us that you are enjoying every single moment with or without people around you. I used to work at the airport and believe me I really missed my family or being with them during mayor events
    But if you love what you do that makes you understand better and enjoy those few minutes that you have with them.

    From El Salvador .

  • Angela Auton
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    I think 🤔 that you could have any beautiful woman you want. You are my favorite Captain. I also think you have so many flights that it’s hard to have as much time on your hands to think. You are tired, go to the gym and spend time on social media. Sure there’s times you yearn to be with the people you love the most. You are human. You do have it right that it makes you love them more. I say my answer is no that you are not lonely. Thank you for your time🤗👨‍✈️

  • Aditya
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Captain Amireh. This article of yours has cleared my pathway to become a future pilot. I am a few steps close to shaping my priorities and goals to achieve the dream you are experiencing right now. It is certainly true that most pilots have to travel a lot, therefore there is a natural instinct of living alone. I myself would love to enjoy the time alone while working just like you are. You are not alone, there are others like you.

  • Yann Galvez
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 2:54 pm
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    Hi!😊 First of all thank you for sharing this article with us. Thank you for letting us know what\’s inside your heart. I enjoyed reading it and at the same time i learned some about life. Actually it hits me when you said that \” you have to sacrifice some emotions in order to do your job in different level.\” Because that is very true in any career that we choose, sometimes we were away from family and friends or we were not able to spend time with them because we have a job to do, a dream to live😊This is your calling, this is where you are strongly passionate about, a higher level of being happy with what you do. They say \”Love your job and you will never work again:)) I\’m glad that you are living your dream! Looking forward for more articles, stories and your smile! Thanks again! :))

  • Randa
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    honestly I don’t know how to talk because in this article it have too deep sensations also you’re a great person but I think you’re a lonely and I hope meet you in deep of my heart. I wish you best of luck in your life Anas ❤️

  • Shanon
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 3:12 pm
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    U alone?? No way :)) .I want ur loneliness 😀 u choose that way cause it makes u happy.and for more ur stories dont tell that u feel alone .great article👍

  • Murat safa
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    I have understood the value of your profession and I want to be a pilot.I love anas. I am from turkey

  • Murat safa
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    I have understood the value of your profession and I want to be a pilot.I love anas I am from turkey

  • Shilpa
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    Well All I can say is that you don\’t feel alone it\’s just that you value them even more with this kind of schedule and since they are close to you you miss them more and wish them to be there with you on your journey or work you may say.

  • Ahmee
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 4:06 pm
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    I can say you are not alone or lonely because u\’ve been condition yourself that way and that is your passion.

  • Sabah
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 4:48 pm
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    I think that you feel lonely. This is the life and the important thing is that you love your job but this did not mean that you should to give it all your time. There is more things to do in life.

  • Alex
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 5:26 pm
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    Once a doctor said : if you cant enjoy your moments alone , you are mentally affected by problems. So me as a new pilot & just iut of school have accepted to be alone sometimes and worked on it even before joining a local flight school to see if im capable of doing such thing. Great news i am !

  • Gaile
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    You are so right, love yourself and do everything your heart desires and you will never feel alone.

    Amireh you are a very lovely kind genuine guy, very inspiring thank you 🙏👨‍✈️❤️

  • Atieh
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 6:48 pm
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    I deeply enjoyed reading this article!😊👍In my opinion, U might be alone but U\’re never lonely. So many tnx for mentioning the fact that We must never forget to FOLLOW OUR DREAMS🙏🌹👏

  • Mazen Darwisb
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 7:17 pm
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    No you’re just have a dedicated attitude to your job it’s the best job in world on the other hand we’re all human beings we feel happy sad lonely angry

  • Xanthia Freer
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    Hi pilot Amireh, nice article 😜💞 I think from your Dad & subsequent passion to be a great pilot & fly, you have trained yourself & mind to be in a state of appreciation & to be positive experiencing the transient nature of a pilot\’s life.
    It has helped you really value dearly & hold close to your heart the people most special to you in your life, you have trained yourself not to feel alone.
    I\’m sure at times everyone can feel alone, including yourself, but being in a state of appreciation for what you love doing, I think, would counteract any imbalance in this respect.
    Love seeing your posts & hearing about you 🙏
    Take care & thanks for sharing 🌹😇

  • Xanthia Freer
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    If you ever feel lonely or alone, this won\’t be for long, as you\’ve built such a strong network here of people who love meeting you from around the 🌏 & other close friends & family.
    If you come to Wellington NZ I can spend time happily showing you around, any loneliness will vanish & you\’ll continue to smile…
    It must be emotional making lovely connections & then leaving again, but the beauty of your profession is, you can always fly back 🌹😘

  • Mayra Barrientos
    Posted March 28, 2019 at 2:37 am
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    Thank you for sharing! You always seem genuinely happy in your photos and your videos. It is obvious that you love what you do. I don’t see a lonely person at all. I see someone who makes the best of his time alone, someone who’s free and enjoys every opportunity for a new experience. You’re young, handsome, successful and full of life so carry on and enjoy every minute of it. Life is beautiful through your eyes so please continue sharing with us mere mortals your wonderful experiences. I truly enjoy them. Say hello to the clouds for me pilot. God bless 🙏🏻❤️

  • Abhijit Das
    Posted March 28, 2019 at 3:28 am
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    Nice article Captain. In this article there is good lessons for how live with joy himself. I feel you don\’t feel alone when flying and traveling. You know how to enjoy when people far away from his/her family and friends. It\’s a nice lesson from you captain. Thanks a lot.

  • Veronica
    Posted March 28, 2019 at 3:59 am
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    Thank you for this article! It made me understand the pilot I’ve been seeing for almost a year. I’m 100% supportive of his career as I know aviation is his ultimate passion. But we are like in a long distance relationship with his constant travel, long layovers and other demands of his job. I trust him but sometimes couldn’t shake off the idea that he’s might be having “too much fun with the crew” when he’s away.

    Your article confirmed what he told me his life is as a commercial airline pilot. (He flies the Dreamliner, so they’re long haul flights). I wish I can always make him feel supported and loved even when we’re apart. Thank you again! More power! Looking forward to reading more articles from you.

  • Ameneh
    Posted March 28, 2019 at 11:20 am
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    While u enjoy ur career, u won’t be alone and the feeling of what u r doing is called fascinating not loneliness so that brings u satisfaction 👍 u r committed to ur desire which needs to sacrifice some emotions. Keep going 🙋‍♀️ Life won’t stop for any of us 💐

  • Ali Baysarov
    Posted March 28, 2019 at 8:23 pm
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    I think, when I become a pilot, my passion of flying will be more than fear of loneliness.

  • Cynthia Gagnon
    Posted April 5, 2019 at 2:07 pm
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    It is important to enjoy every moment of your life. It is important to have experiences in life. There are occasions, events, and experiences that we would like to share with other people but are not always possible. We can be alone when we do something, but that does not mean that we feel lonely. We just enjoy the moment and the experience. Sometimes I take myself out for a date and enjoy the trip, dinner, and show. I noticed that there are a lot of single people going out and doing things by themselves and having fun.

  • Helene
    Posted April 17, 2019 at 1:03 pm
    Reply

    Suit toujours ton rêve

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