In some ways, I’m a little strange when it comes to change. It’s something I’ve always embraced fairly eagerly. There’s something exciting about change and it’s usually a good thing. It means I’m stretching myself and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. It’s not ever easy but I find it to be exhilarating once you take that first step. It feels like falling once you start and then; once you get your footing, it’s like a breath of fresh air.
Coming home to Pensacola for the first time since 2009 wasn’t only my homecoming this year, but also the 100th Anniversary of the Navy and the Blue Angels 2014 Homecoming Show. I hadn’t seen the Blue Angels fly in years. I love an air show and seeing them at home in Pensacola held a special excitement for me. Growing up here it’s hard not to fall in love with the Blue Angels. When they are home, they will impress you throughout the year practicing over the Gulf. I’ve always been amazed by their aerobatic feats and supersonic jets. This will be the first time I’ve seen them at an air show in the F/A-18s.
Becoming a pilot opens up a whole new world of possibilities that you may never knew existed. Returning home to Pensacola for my first visit since 2009 held a special excitement for me. Not only is it the Navy’s 100th Anniversary, the Blue Angels are flying this weekend and I was determined to book a flight to fly over the beaches if I could find a place that would take a student pilot up.
Change is inevitable. It can come suddenly and unexpectedly. It can gnaw at you for weeks or months and just be an uncomfortable feeling where you just know that you need to make a change. It’s not something most of us enjoy or even like to go through normally. Making a change isn’t ever easy and you might not be certain it’s the right thing to do, but if it lingers long enough and makes you uncomfortable enough, then the right push can move you in the direction you really need to go.