December 27. 2015
Reminiscing over the last year, I’m realizing 2015 has totally rocked:-). I got a few things off the “Beth to-do list”, and have had enormous amounts of fun in the process.
I got rolling with my website, was awarded a base transfer to New York city with my employer, started dating a touch more, and have had nothing but a year of laughs. It’s been just fabulous! I’ve often said, “if I’m not laughing, it’s not worth it” and it’s something I pretty much live by. I’ve been known to work harder trips as a flight attendant if there’s another flight attendant on the rotation who’s hysterical. Passengers like it better, I enjoy my job and it makes stuff like weather delays, mechanicals and diversions a bit more “do-able”.
I was asked more than once over the last year why I got a website. It’s really quite simple. To differentiate myself from the dozens of other “Beth Adair’s” in the United States. Legally, my name is Elizabeth (after my deceased great grandmother), but I’ve been called Beth my whole life. In the US, there’s a Beth Adair that got arrested, one that wrote bad checks and one that didn’t pay her taxes. It wasn’t me. I’d be fired for blowing any drug test, drinking on the job, and called in the office likely if I wrote a bad check. If you don’t pay your taxes, you’re answering to lots more people than just your employer. We all make mistakes, so I hope the other “Beth Adair’s” got their act together. I noticed some CPA’s, business owner’s, doctors, & mom’s on my “self google”. The website was also a means of marketing myself to people and to promote myself for hopeful work in modeling, my fun “hobby”. I hired Pixacore.com to build my website, (formerly known as Instrux) and reserved the domain “bethadair.com” on GoDaddy.com. It was worth it and I’ve always been a tad “computer challenged”, so it saved me lots of headaches.
My work transfer has been nothing but a blast and has ever since July 1st(when I was awarded the transfer). I was based in NYC 1992-1994 and since being back, have seen people I haven’t seen in over 20 years. I’ve taken work trips to “never before Beth-seen” places like Greece (which was beautiful and I’m going to have to go back), Czechoslovakia (where I’ve never laughed harder at the mall & in the local gym there was a couple just tearing it up in the weight room), & Amsterdam (where I have taken a lot of ferry rides and tooled the city amongst bike riders). I still have more to see and no plans to retire my flight attendant job for at least another 15 years. (I like it that much).
Modeling wise, it’s been a blast:-) I’ve had a ball and the hardest goal ever, got accomplished this year. I was published in a reputable fitness magazine. I was located in a two page spread of Oxygen Magazine Australia, August 2015. The magazine is an international one to the US and a sister company to Oxygen Magazine. HUGE accomplishment! I’m EXTEMELY grateful to the editors for thinking enough of me for this, and that this happened. Along the course of the last 10 years, I was photo rejected numerous times by a ton of magazines. If I didn’t have the look, the skill, the athletic ablity, or the pose, so be it, but I’m still grateful for my friendships there, too.
Goals for the new year will be to mingle more in the community at home, see more of the world at work, travel on vacation to a castle in Ireland, volunteer once a month starting in April to NYRP.org (the charity Bette Midler founded) and see family and friends more. I look forward to an exciting 2016, and I hope it’s the best year yet:-). I hope everyone I meet has an unbeatable year, filled with laughs.:-)
Work hard, laugh harder, I know I will be:-)