IT IS DONE
I finally did it. After three hard years I finally did it! I've completed my Commercial Helicopter License and am now eligible to work as a helicopter pilot as a career! My dream job has been opened to me!
And further, after 24 long years I've... finally become a professional in something. Not only that but something I love! I haven't mentioned this often, but I have struggled with identity issues since I became an adult. Not in any sort of gender identity or anything, but because I never thought I would ever be good at anything. Like, what was I going to do with my life? I didn't know! I didn't enjoy college, and my family pressured me away from trade school (for a while at least), so I was just sort of aimlessly lazing about even while I was training for things I was good at but didn't like.
But now that's finally changed!
... I remember, someone that used to be very dear to me would show great changes in her life by evolving her Pokesona to its next evolution. From Ralts, to Kirlia, finally to Gardevoir about two years ago. And she would only do this during an extremely significant change in her life. I feel like, if I could evolve, this would be very much the most appropriate moment in my life for the symbolic change. This is that much of a new chapter in life for me. There may not have been a huge crowd with lots of ceremonies like with my high school graduation, and some people prefer the fanfare while they get the diplomas they'll display proudly forever on their walls, but you know? Receiving a small piece of paper that will go into my logbook and saying goodbye and thank you personally to all of my instructors is worth so much more than that to me.
Silverhawk, my old school and my home for these past three years, I hope I walk in your halls again some day. But farewell for now, and thank you and everyone part of you for finally making me into something fulfilling. If anyone asks me where they should get their flight training, I'll just send them straight to you. I'll miss you dearly!
Which does remind me, I'll be missing many things dearly soon. With the conclusion of my schooling and the person that would have kept me here having long since vanished
from my life more than a year past, nothing practical is keeping me in Idaho. Which means it is finally time for me to return to my home state on the other side of the country.
Rather I should say my 'original' state. Idaho has very much grown to become my home and I'm loathe to leave it. I think a piece of me will always be wanting to come back here. I do hope I get the chance some day.
Bah well that's for a different journal, for now I celebrate my accomplishment! My greatest accomplishment thus far, where I am a true pilot at last! Thank you, all of you, for being here with me all these years. They have very honestly been some of the hardest in my life. AnySketches
, I thank you in particular. You've seen me through the some of both the darkest and the brightest parts of my life. I'm happy to have you here by my side in both. And I honestly don't know where I would have been without you