To say that I am relieved to finally have my start date is an understatement, that was the overwhelming emotion I felt when I read the email telling me my start date. I got the provisional job offer almost 12 weeks ago, I had started to lose hope that I would ever get a date! It didn’t help when I would read on cabincrew.com about people who had their AD in July and August and they had received their start date, it just didn’t seem fair! I know I shouldn’t have compared my progress to other people’s, but it was hard not to!
So I have 7 weeks to sort out accommodation – honestly don’t know whether to stay in a ‘crew house’ or rent a room, get my crc from Disclosure Scotland, attend my medical and uniform fitting, complete any pre-start date coursework and I think I might have to apply for a US visa too. Safe to say I am going to be busy but I wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂
If you are reading this and you are still going through referencing and waiting on your start date, I feel your pain! I’m not going to say that you should just relax and try to not think about it, if you’re anything like me I know you can’t so I won’t. I can honestly say that the past 3 months have been the most stressful of my life. I felt like my life had been put on hold, I couldn’t make any plans because I had no idea when I would get my start date and I’ve been scared to spend any money because I was worried about being alone and skint down south. Oh and don’t even get me started on the obsessive email checking! Especially over the last 2 weeks when I was told my file had been sent for proof reading, I would even check it at 2am when the rational part of me knew there wouldn’t be anything, but I just couldn’t stop myself from checking anyway ‘just in case’ it was insane!