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C / in the air

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I’m on the way back to Phnom Penh right now, and as you are reading this, I am probably pacing the isles at 30,000 feet or watching a Friends episode from 1999. Seriously, Korean Air loves Friends.

This whole blog has been a catalog of my constant state of change and uncertainty, but I learned a few concrete things on this trip back to the states that I am sharing. These little nuggets of wisdom are not original in any way, but while saddling up for a 24 hour trip, they help me keep my act together.

  1. Wear slip-ons while flying, and good socks. TSA will make you take your shoes off, no matter how annoying it is, so be prepared.
  2. Everyone is trying their best. This can mean the grumpy lady making coffee, the dude running to his plane that totally just smashed your elbow, and that TSA agent that just went through all of your undies.
  3. When flying through Chicago O’Hare, always buy the ticket that lets you go through security faster. You don’t want that 55minute line, and you don’t want to run to the plane at 6am.
  4. No such thing as too many snacks, but there is such thing as a sea of candy corn at the bottom of your purse. Bring extra ziplock baggies so your business isn’t covered in orange sticky stuff.
  5. Lastly, when you are on vacation, eat it all. Walk it off, but eat all of it. You don’t know when you are going to get Pauly Gee’s pepperoni pizza with chili honey again. Eat the whole damn thing.


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