Hey! Thanks for stopping by.
I’m Toni, a Boston-based flight attendant just looking to share some stories.
I’ve been writing since I was about eight years old. Songs and poems, stories and journals, speeches and letters I’d never say or send. It may have been my first love. When I was in college I spent a semester in Sydney Australia, writing for a local newspaper, taking classes, and exploring in my time off. This was when I realized that my second love, travel, would change the course of my life.
Now I work for an airline. I’m constantly on the go for work and hopping on planes to visit distant destinations in my time off. It’s not a lifestyle that would suit everyone, but it feels like this life was molded especially for me. My job RULES.
But, something has been missing for a while.
As I got older and busier and lazier, as I settled into my new life and career, I’ve neglected my writing. I went from having two regular paid writing gigs, a blog, and participating in writing challenges throughout the year to struggling to finish a cover letter or heartfelt card or grocery list. Writing took the backseat to everything.
This blog is a way of sharing my travel stories, tips and tidbits, and hopefully making someone somewhere laugh along the way. But it’s also a way for me to get back to my “roots.” To put my first love at least in the top two again.
About the name:
Clearly I’ve been inspired by the classic Journey tune, Wheel in the Sky. But it really feels like it was meant to be.
My last name is spelled a bit differently, but I’ve taken to spelling it as it’s pronounced: Wheel. My first name happens to begin with an A. And I work in the sky, on airplanes. So actually, the wheel in the sky is me. Corny? Maybe. Cheesy? Sure. But I love a good pun, and I hope you do too!
Some things about me:
I’m an Aquarius and am SO true to my sign. It’s tough sometimes (for us and the people in our lives) but I truly believe we are one of the coolest signs.
Coffee addict, but not a snob. I’ll get a fancy organic espresso drink from an expensive local coffee shop, and I’ll also drink the crap in bags in hotel rooms.
I’m a big eater. A friend on a trip once said to me “I feel bad for you, you’re such a hungry girl.” More than one ex has told me that my appetite is my most attractive quality. (Thanks!) And my family orders an extra pizza when they know I’m coming over. It’s a gift and a curse.
I love Beyonce. ’nuff siad.
I’m a runner! So far have only gone as far as half marathons, but some day I’ll take on the full 26.2.
My politics are left leaning. Traveling the world has taught me that it is a big, big place. Much bigger than a lot of Americans realize. There are a lot of different ways of doing things, a lot of ways of living. And as far as I go and as much culture shock as I experience, the truth of the matter is we are all more alike than we are different.
I work with people from all over the country and all over the world, people of different races, ethnicities, of different socioeconomic status, gay, straight, gender-nonconforming and everything in between. I believe in equality. And that’s just where I stand.
I’m 32. But I feel like I’m 25. Until I hang out with 25 year-olds. Then I know I’m 32.
If you’ve got questions, comments, ideas for posts or future travel destinations. Or just send along your best dad jokes!
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