Last weekend I was spending time in Arizona for my sister’s bridal shower. She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona which is a small city about an hour and a half north of Phoenix. As much as I love to travel, I hate flying. The whole process of driving to LAX in traffic, checking in luggage, going through security, and dealing with my fear of crashing, makes the experience less than stellar. However, driving isn’t always an option for me, so I try to make the experience pleasurable. If possible, I opt for direct flights, but since my sister lives in a small town I always have to stop in Phoenix.
The trip out to Flagstaff was a breeze. I was so excited to see her that all my fears and pet peeves of flying were completely ignored. We had such a great time at her bridal shower. I even got dressed up in a bridal dress made out of toilet paper….yes good times! After the shower we tore it up at the bowling ally followed by a night of dancing. All in all it turned out to be a long but fun weekend.
Following the shower, I was dreading my flight home. After getting on the second flight from PHX to LAX I was pretty wiped out. I admit I’m pretty anti social when I travel alone. I immediately pop on my headphones and keep to myself. I never make it a point to converse with other passengers that I don’t know. However, for some reason I was drawn into a conversation with the man sitting next to me.
It was almost like the universe purposely arranged our seats next to each other. It turns out his wife is a yoga instructor/healer in the Midwest and he was traveling to LA for his jean company “Bleulab”. After just returning from Bali and getting certified to teach yoga, he shared with me how his wife achieved her success and inspired me for my future goals. He also gave me hope that anything is possible when you follow your dreams and take everything day by day. You never know what is going to happen, but if you stay positive and take action you can achieve anything.
With an idea and a little persistence his company “Bleulab” is taking their mark in the denim world. Bleulab is unlike any other as they specialize in reversible denim. It’s like getting 2 pairs of pants for the price of 1. Why spend $200 on one pair when you can have two? Plus the patterns are super unique. In fact, Kourtney Kardashian and AnnaLynne McCord were just spotted sporting the new trend.
You never know whom you’re going to meet on a flight, especially flying to or from LAX. Next time you’re flying get to know your neighbor, you never know what you may learn or the connections you can make.
Have you met some anyone inspiring while flying?