Archive | August 2012

Traveling Is In Me – Another Great Traveling Experience In The Air!

In so many years I have been so fortunate enough to travel to so many places and one of my favourite parts of travel is Airplane travel and the adrenaline of the plane accelerating to take off is quite awesome. In February of 2012, when I embarked on my journey to Varadero, Cuba with Sunwing Airlines, From the time when we checked in with our luggage and to the time we boarded our flight, to the time we were on the plane, landing and come back from our destination, I should say we had incredible and wonderful service. It was out of this world. This one particular flight attendant on board the plane really stood out to my family and myself. I will never forget her radiant smile and her energy. She helped us out above and beyond. Our 3+ hours of flight was so excellent. I was so comfortable, relaxed and happy. We had her on both flights departing and arriving. The most incredible thing is that she remembered us from the flight going to Cuba.

I had never seen such professionalism and such maturity in all the airlines and flight attendants I have encountered. I usually never forget a face, but this one was over the top awesome. We were looking in the airline flight magazine for merchandise, and everything. She was so helpful and catered to our needs and she explained each thing we bought in detail. When she was bringing out the food for passengers, drinks, and snack, she was smiling, and took good care of the passengers on board. I put in a lovely word for her with the company. It was one of the best airline experiences I had ever been in.

Traveling is in me so much. Some people I have seen on airlines and at travel destinations, look so dull and depressed. I was once on another flight to Cuba again, and this lady sat beside me and her daughter was on the other side of the same aisle, and these two looked so miserable and they didn’t smile at all or anything. I said pardon me ma’am but is everything alright? You two seem a little depressed or out of sort. They said, oh no nothing is wrong, we don’t usually smile much and were just going to Cuba for relaxation. I said, I do not mean to pry, but I said to them, just think of this experience now, your on a plane, traveling to a warm destination with a nice beach, and atmosphere, with lots of fun and relaxation involved. I would be jumping for joy with excitement and smiling that I am going away on vacation, they agreed with me and they said, you are right, without arguing or anything. It went pretty pleasant, and then they opened up to me and they said we had never met anyone like you before who is caring and so vibrant. So, we began to talk about the hotel that I stood at and they were headed to the same hotel as we were. It was awesome. So we made friends with this mother and daughter and they both really appreciated it. So the rest of the trip, we saw each other a few times around the resort and we made arrangements to meet each other at times on the beach, during some meals and every night we were usually together. It was a great experience meeting them. They started out as not so pleasant, but when I made those comments to them, they really opened up. We still keep in touch til now. We met each other back in 2004 or 05 I believe. Great times.

I can remember another time, this was Heading to Cuba again. Been there 10 times. So I have many stories, but will end it with this one. I remember when we were at the airport waiting for our flight at our gate, and another person like my previous post was so confused. I said, what is wrong? How can I help you? She said, I hope I am at the right gate. I said to her, No you have to go to Gate E81 for this flight. I said to her, it is not here. you have to go 2 gates down for this flight. So She is like can you show me? I said yes sure, So I walked with her to go to her gate, and she said thank you so much. As soon as she went there, they started making the announcement for her flight, that it is boarding and they are required to line up so they can show the boarding passes to the attendant. She made it in the nick of time before she missed her flight. She was so confused and she thought my plane was her plane, but Problem solved, she got on that plane.

Some people need to really study about their travels. You need to be well prepared for everything. You can’t just show up at an airport and not know a thing and you can’t just show up not knowing the procedures, maps, and everything about that airport, what documents are required, the amount of luggage, weight to carry, carry on requirements. That is one of the big reasons as to why sometimes delays happen when people are not educated enough about travel. Everything must be checked before going to the airport. It is imperative to know before you go. It saves the hassle and you will be informed of everything. There are lots of resources. Your travel agent, the internet, phone numbers for airports, and among getting knowledge and the know how from experienced people. It is very important to know all this. Educate yourself. There is nothing wrong with it. It prepares you for your first time and for other times following that.

If you have any travel concerns, or any questions, feel free to contact me and I will do my best to answer your travel questions.

Thanks. :) happy travels!

In Happy Tears Today – The Days Are Getting Close!

I cannot believe another month is over tomorrow. August flew by so quickly, summer flew by quickly. I cannot believe September is going to be here in 48 hours. Where is 2012 going? Beats the heck out of me. Too fast. This year so far has become a roller coaster ride with ups and downs and curves and loops. I am just looking forward to getting to California to see my family I haven’t seen in 13 years and I am getting emotional and excited at the same time. It will be an emotional reunion that is for sure and I probably won’t stop hugging my cousins lol. Anyway, I am in happy tears today. I realized that this month is coming to a close and I can say that October is another month away, which I know September will also fly by. I will be heading to Vegas too! I have so many things to do in September anyway, so I will be keeping busy that is for sure. I have so many things to look forward to and accomplish.

I already have my dress ready, and I have already decided what I will be packing, and what I will be wearing, as well as having addresses, maps, and everything organized. I am the organizer extraordinaire in the family when it comes to researching, planning, getting maps, directions, and doing extensive research on places I do travel, and I make a lot of notes too. It makes me organized with everything, and I like to prepare the required travel documents, as well as searching airport websites, which gate numbers to depart from, where the restrooms are located in the airport maps, where we can get food or anything at the airports and among other things after stepping out from the airport and different procedures. I have been experienced in traveling so much that things come natural to me and everything is common sense to me before going to the airport, at the airport and after reaching a destination. I like to obtain information on everything and keep it on my little file, print it out and carry it with me where I go. My family says, that I am one of the best when it comes to this stuff.

I know some people that go to the airport and not knowing what to do. I remember a few times, when passengers were lost at the airport in Toronto, after I had come in and submitted my luggage to the airline personnel, giving them my ticket, passport information and among answering questions they have for me, and the process took not even 5 minutes for me. It was simple for me. As I was heading toward the gates with my boarding pass, I had noticed a couple who looked like they were fairly new to Canada, that was struggling and confused, so I came to their rescue, they asked me, were trying to find this Airline, I said to them you are in the wrong terminal to fly internationally. They spoke pretty good English. I said You have to go to the other terminal for this airline. I said to them, it is not here. I was flying to the states at that time and this terminal is for Canadian and US Flights. Then before I headed to my gate, I made sure they got on a shuttle to take them to the other terminal and I made sure the driver of the shuttle took them to the exact airline kiosks. He said, yes for sure. I told the driver, they are confused and got to the wrong terminal, he said no problem, so they left and they said, thank you very much. It is awesome to help people out. Its happened to me a few times at the airport where people would ask me questions while in the airport about to take my flight.

Gotta love traveling. I can’t wait to do it again soon! A month and a bit to go! Happy tears are setting in place now.

Here’s to another travel experience :)

 

My Public Speaking Experiences – I Love Public Speaking

Since I was a little girl at 9 years of age, I remember doing my first public speaking at my elementary school during school mass participating in the prayer, and among volunteering to speak up in front of large audiences. Since then, I began to love public speaking. As I grew up and went to high school it was repeated. I always volunteered to give awards to other students and I would always give speeches on behalf of the groups because others were so shy to do so. So, my public speaking even furthered after finishing high school and college. I began public speaking, doing public relations, being a communications director in the Armenian church youth committees I have been with in the past, as well as when I volunteered at the Armenian Saturday School. I grew this sense of ability to speak in front of large crowds, and present awards and other things to people while so many are watching me. It feels amazing. I can remember a time when I did public speaking for more than 10 minutes. I had written a huge article, and presented it in Montreal and in Kingston, Ontario for Armenian Youth Joint meetings, sports weekends with the priests, youth, other clergy members and other visitors in the meeting. It was an amazing feeling.

Now, I know your probably asking, were you nervous at all? Were you shaking? Was your heart beating quickly? Well, in the beginning yes, but as I went on to do more and more of it, I didn’t have all that happening to me anymore. It was as natural as can be. I pretended like I was talking to myself in the mirror, and I felt like there was nobody in front of me even though there was and I would pause and look at the crowd for a couple of seconds, then back to my speech I read to everyone. It was such a beautiful thing to see how everyone’s eyes were looking at me and how it was lovely. I remember after a Palm Sunday luncheon, I had done a full page or two of a speech I had written and after that, I had received a huge applause from the audience and it was super special to me. I love outreaching to people and talking to people in a public setting. It makes me feel great always.

Now, I never give up and opportunity to do public speaking and among going up there and taking group photos and among everything. I love making that connection with people and knowing that and seeing that people actually are engaging into my speakings, makes me feel more incredible, which is why I want to go to schools, I want to do motivational and inspirational speeches especially to the young crowd and especially to those who really need it. I always here if you need, and I am always here to come out and do them for schools, institutions, among other places in need. I am your woman :)

Thank you and I wish you the best. Have you done public speaking before? How did you feel about it? How was your reaction to it after?

Excited About My PhotoShoot For New Photos Of Me!

It has been a while since I have taken new photographs of me, and I am soon going to do a photo shoot and I will be chopping off my long hair as it has become unbearable for me anymore. This coming week, I will be posting new photos of myself and I will post them on wordpress. I love new photos and always updating. I have a lot of things to look forward to in the coming couple of months. I am so excited about getting my haircut tomorrow, and I hope it will turn out great. I haven’t cut my hair in who knows how long. Then I will be adding some photos with my glasses and without my glasses too. At least a dozen photos. It will also be my new wordpress blog photo throughout the site.

New and exciting things to come! Stay tuned!

What Neil Armstrongs Mission To The Moon Meant To Me.

After hearing about Neil Armstrong’s passing yesterday. it got me to think about how important it is to work hard at your dreams even if it means to reach for the moon and stars. Now, you see Neil Armstrong left a huge legacy and a good name for himself. In the history books, on the internet and in world history, he will always be the one who first walked on the moon being called, the man on the moon, and that sends out a message to everyone to never stop dreaming and go for what you want, because most of the time it doesn’t come to you, you have to go after it. Now, what this meant to me is that dreams can come true, but in order for it to come true is that you must work hard at it and it will. You just have to keep pursuing what you want out of your life. You can be what you want to be, but you have to really get going. You can’t say I will do it next year, or I will start doing something soon, no, things don’t work that way. If your going to do something, do it now, and don’t leave it for another day or next time because that next time sometimes doesn’t come back. What you have to do now, you do it. Everything comes into place after whatever you do and however you want it. Sometimes things take time to progress and takes time to be successful but think of it this way, the more your procrastinate and keep leaving things off, the more time it will take to where you want to be. Now is the time to get going with your plans and do something about it. You never start from the top. Work your way up to bigger and better things.

You can do anything you put your mind to. There is no time for excuses. I am not saying everyone has to reach the moon in order to be successful in life, each one of us has a gift and talent that we can utilize. One person can be good at something and one person can’t be good at that same thing, but each of us have something to offer to this world. If not now, in future. It all depends on how you overlook your life.

I respected Neil Armstrong and now that he has passed away, I’d like to offer my sincere condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and all those who knew him. His legacy and his mission will always be remembered in our hearts and he will always be known as a go getter who was mainly the man on the moon, and now he is there with the stars in the sky and heaven gained an angel. God rest his soul and keep his soul bright in the white and lighted heavens in the sky.

 

 

When You Have Faith, Everything Else Falls Into Place

In the past blogs I have wrote about my trouble sleeping and about how some things are keeping me up at nights, I finally had the courage to write about my sleeping problems and after writing about them and sharing out my heart and what is on my mind with the world, I finally feel so much better having done that. I have that faith and courage to share my thoughts and words with the world and finally things are coming to place with that. I am a person now who is not afraid to express myself and share my feelings with people. I am a very open minded person and I love to share my life, because blogging is all about that right?

Well, I have all the faith in the world and finally things have fallen into place where I want it to be. With faith, perseverance and courage you can get through anything and everything your hearts desire. these naps I take and the sleep I have been getting lately has taken out all that negative energy out of me and I am finally feeling refreshed and feeling so much better. I feel so alert and rested. I still need to get more sleep, but slowly but surely I will be on my road to recovery from sleep deprivation and I will be on my way to my goals and dreams. Looking for my significant other and finding Mr. Right and be in a relationship will also get me on the road to recovery too as I have never had a relationship and I don’t know how it feels like to be in one. I want to get married one day, have my own family and enjoy life more. I believe and have faith that those days are coming soon and I just feel it.

When you have faith, everything else will come in place. You just have to see past the negativity that takes over your life and start going through the path of positivity and happy trails. faith, happiness and positivity come hand in hand. You can make a difference in your life and those around you. Scrap negativity today, to prepare and look forward to bigger and better things in life for the present and the future for all the tomorrow’s.

 

 

Finally Sleeping Better At Nights and I feel Fresh When I wake Up In The Morning

Recently, I wrote about how difficult it was for me to fall asleep and to stay asleep at nights without tossing, turning, waking up and walking all over my house and going back to my bed. Well in the past few nights I feel like my sleep is improving finally and that I am finally getting the good rest I need. I feel refreshed in the morning and wake up earlier than I usually do around 8am in the morning. I am now waking up fresh at 7am or so. It feels incredible. I guess talking about it with my readers and blogging about it actually helped the situation. I guess I needed people to talk to about it and to make my case known to people and hearing different ideas, suggestions really helped a lot. I thank you all for those wonderful advice and what to do about my sleep. I think it was a break through for me to open up about it and now I am not thinking much when I go to sleep, I wipe out everything from my mind before I sleep and that helps me quite significantly. So I owe it to my family, friends, readers of my blog.

Sleep was such a hard battle for me and I would dread it every time night came and I would just go crazy, but I know that it cured me in a way because when I talked about it and poured my heart out on the internet and just talking to you all, really did make a big difference. I guess that is what I needed. People to talk to and people to confide into my problems with my sleep and among what is bothering me. My stress level has gone down quite a lot and I feel so energetic. During the day toward the afternoon, I take short 20 to 30 minute power naps and then I am awake again. It feels great to be catching up on months and almost 2 years of proper sleep I haven’t had. I feel healthier, I feel better. Words can’t even describe it. Anyway, thank you so much for reading and whoever else is having sleep trouble, all the best and I wish you well. I know it is not easy to go through, but I am here if you need to talk about it.