Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Turn this plane around!!!!

Who’s flying this thing!?! Well, not me, but I did get to sit there while we were still and on the tarmac!


From someone who was (and still is on occassion) very afraid of flying...I never thought I would find myself in the cockpit of a plane! Funny considering I take off and land in a plane about 15 times a month now with my "past" fear of turbulence. With  the voice of my dear friend, Tamara (that was a flight stewardess) saying:
“It’s only air, just pockets of air!”.....
have helped me not dig holes into the person sitting next to me.

*Oh, since I've been getting hundreds of emails: YES! This shirt is an awesome Keith Harring shirt that I got at the AMAZING PATRICIA FIELD STORE: you can get one for yourself HERE: http://www.patriciafield.com/haring.aspx

As I sat, as always..in the airport with all my gadgets plugged in:
*computer charging
*memory card readers plugged in to upload photos and videos for you all to see
*headphones plugged in (so no one has to hear me editing my videos...no one want so hear: “hi it’s kandee!”...30 times while I try to edit the video..ha ha ha ha
...I heard a voice behind me saying:

“is that you putting make-up on?”
ME: “yes! I do tutorials on youtube!”
Pilot: “can you make me look good?”
ME: “ofcourse! I can make anybody look good!”
Pilot: “Will it make me land any smoother?”
ME: “I’ve gotta deal, I’ll make you look good...you make us land smooth!”
ha ha ha ha

When I walked on the plane...he asked if I wanted to sit in the cockpit and get a picture! It was amazing...hundreds of buttons, switches, lights and levers! (I am even more amazed now, since I got a text from Tamara, my doll of a friend that used to be a flight attendant, telling me that people rarely even get to look in the cockpit let alone go inside, especially after all the security changes with 9/11) I am even more appreciative of this amazing little sparkly-opportunity that I was given today!)
I got to turn the air-conditioning on and the ventilation system for the plane!

HOW EXCITING!!!!!
It’s funny how little they see out. Here this big ol’ plane is operated by these tiny little windows with little tiny views....
AS I WRITE THIS WE ARE ABOUT TO DESCEND...IT IS WHOAAAAAA! PRETTY TURBULENT.....VERY BUMPY...whoa it just felt like a roller coaster dropping.....ahhh trying not to be afraid..trying not to be afraid....

This made me think about flying and turbulence...
life is like flying...sometimes we are just going along and we may experience some turbulence in life...we may be going through a pocket of "bad" air...but we will always come out alright.
And sometimes...like today we took off from the airport going the opposite direction of where we were supposed to be going...the pilot came on to tell us that "we would be going the opposite direction, but we needed to, in order to turn the plane around in the right direction to get where we were headed."

Life is like that too, sometimes we may worry thinking we are going in the wrong direction in life- in the total opposite way that we think we need to go to get where we want to be...
maybe you had to move back home, maybe the job you wanted didn't work out, maybe you have to live somewhere that you think is not where you want to be, maybe you just broke up with someone that you thought was meant to be in your future.....
but just maybe..this "opposite of where we think we need to be", is just like the plane that NEEDS to go in another direction, just to get us in the perfect line up for where we need to be to get to out "Dream" destination. We don't get to hear the "pilot's" voice telling us.."ok you're going to move to this crappy town for a few months...but because you are there you're going to meet your soulmate or meet someone that's going to help you get that dream job, or change your whole future! So hang on while we fly there to re-fuel and turn your "life plane" around!" Then we'd say, "oh okay, that's why Mr. Wonderful cheated on me and now I'm heart broken...because we needed to break up so I could fin d the REAL MR. WONDERFUL that wouldn't ever think of doing anything but adore me and be my best friend!"



So next time you feel like your plane of life, dreams or relationships is headed in the wrong direction...know that you ticket of dreams and wonderful future, already has your destination on it...we don't always see it or know it...but we are lined up to go right where we need to be, even if it looks like a detour!
huge love and happy landings and learn to enjoy the turbulence in life....your kandee
PS. you never know, the very stranger you dug your fingernails into during the turbulence, may be the very reason you had the turbulence, so you could meet! ha ha ha

42 comments:

Cari said...

How Cool Kandee..
yeah im the first comment


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Michelle said...

woow do pilots usually do that? he probably had a thing for you kandee ;P
And this is such a great comparison, it really works, i have turbulence but they are just air pockets :)

awesomexbrittnie said...

wow kandee thats awesome!! i've always wanted to do that!!!
i have a question... didn't you mention somewhere that you "named your own price" on a flight? i'm thinking about doing that on a flight to get to your LA glaminar, i was wondering if its a good thing to do, since you don't know your time or your airline {i'd be doing it on priceline} or if you had any tips... i'm very crunched for money but i'm determined to make it out there.
also I sent a e-mail to glaminarsignup wanted to make sure you got it, i had a few questions on there.

glad your flight was safe!!
xo

Lunita's Mommy said...

That's pretty cool that you got to do that. Land safely, take it easy and rest. Night night! (like my 22 month old says)

Samelevennn said...

Kandee, this post brought tears to my eyes. This is exactly what I needed to hear right now. I'm going through some severe turbulence in my life and you said exactly how I feel... I feel that my plane is going in the exact opposite direction that it should be. But you know what, you're exactly right. Sometimes we need to take a step back before we can take two steps forward. Thank you so much for your light and sunshine - you bring a glimmer of hope back into my life. Thank you for being you and spreading so much love, hope, and positivity. You truly touch lives.

Erin said...

you always seem to say exactly what I need to hear when I need to hear it. Thanks Kandee. Love ya!

Kelley Brennick said...

Kandee.. you really do say just the right thing at the right time.. Today I was feeling in the dumps about losing the guy who I thought I was going to spend my life with and having to move back home.. but you're right sometimes you have to head in the opposite direction to get where you are really supposed to go!

parisian_love1 said...

Oh how awesome yet scary, love it!!!

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Pamela said...

Very True Kandee, sometimes there are much needed turns that need to be taken to continue in the right direction.

Hayley said...

Hi Kandee!!!!
That is crazy they have such small windows! It is kind of scary. But how exciting u got to turn the air on!!!!! U know just what to say to make everyone feel so good about themselves and get thru any hard times we're having...u really do have a gift from god with ur voice and words. Thank u so much for that
Xoxoxo
Hayley

Jenae said...

That is so fun!! and so very true about our lifes!

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TopHatKat said...

Hi Kandee!!

I LOVE your blog. It is amazing.

My Dad is a commercial pilot for a major airline, and I am so amazed that he actually flies those huge planes! I have seen the cockpit a couple times and I can't believe how many tiny little switches and buttons there. The windows are tiny & hard to get to...but in all reality, they aren't used for much, except a small amount of maneuvering on the ground.

Your pictures in the cockpit are so cute!!

Before all the safety regulations that were implemented after 9/11, pilots showed passengers the cockpit, especially kids. My Dad loved showing kids his 'office.'

Turbulence is completely normal.

My Dad flies all the time and has never had a major problem. After 23 years of commercial flying he has had one 'emergency' landing. Which was due to medical reasons for a passenger & at the original destination. The flight was just moved up in landing order and moved to a gate in a very swift manner.

If you ever again begin to feel anxious on a flight, know that the plane is in extremely capable hands. Pilots go through tons of training on the specific model of aircraft they are flying and are required to go thru re-current training every year. Actually, I think its every 8 months. Also, the flight attendants are very well trained. They do much more then just serve drinks & snacks!! More then that, planes are manually inspected before each flight and put through tough annual inspections.

Keep up your fantastic blog. It makes me smile everyday. :)

~Kat

Megan - A Ruffle In Time said...

This is exactly what I needed to hear! We are having to move in with family due to job loss and waiting on my lover to go active army.. As much as I don't want to, I know it will all work out in the end and it's only a short time. I've had the hardest time giving up my home, my life with just the lover and little people.. And this post really helped me to come to terms with it.. Thank you kandee, so much.. You truly are an angel in my eyes :)

Diane said...

You really got me with this one, moving back home, somewhere I don't wanna be living (my future in-laws house...). But I have to be optimist !

kiss

Christine said...

this is awesome Kandee, so fun :)

I have to get on a plane today, and im so afraid because i hate flying. And im going alone so thats even more scary :/

Love you Kandee
Your post always make me smile

x Christine

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retrateira said...

I love fly, when I see the clouds its like Im a big dream, I just have a joy and imagine how nice will be if I touch all the white and fluffy clouds...

Love your blog, your smile, your txt

sorry about my english :D ahaha

xoxo
beijos

Juliana, from Brazil

*starr fish said...

Kandee, you're so sweet and full of good energy! Big thumbs up to your plane going in the wrong direction to end up going in the right direction story - so applies to life! Keep sharing your zest for life with the world!

Courtney said...

Your posts are the best blog entries I read all day. Thanks for brightening my day!

Kristy said...

That is so amazing Kandee! you always make me smile.. Thank you for being o amazing and keeping me going .. The bad times dont seem so bad any more or dark becasue of you ! thank you Kandee

Donyetta said...

You are the best :)

hizles said...

That is awesome!! I can't believe you were in the cockpit. BTW, you look adorable with your watermelon belly ... whooops! I mean cupcake belly. Looks like you swallowed a watermelon though. Too cute!

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Sarah said...

I'm glad I read this, this morning. It's just what I needed to read. Thank you for your hopeful, encouraging words! <3

Denise said...

Like others have said, you say the right thing at the right time!! Thank you. you are very right, we all have a ticket that says what our true destination is! Yay!! and everything happens for a reason as everyone says, I guess that's right!

thank you for your lovely positive words, you cheered me up.

and yay for going into the cockpit!! So awesome, love the first photo!!!! Lucky you!

xx Denise

SaraGibbons said...

As usual, you are such an inspiration to me! I honestly run to check my email's everyday waiting to see you're newest blog post! I love you so much! I know you probably here that at least 100 times a day, but i feel like you are part of my family! You are part of my day, everyday!I guess that's why! lol!

kandee johnson said...

Thanks everyone....it's reading your awesome comments that make my tired little eyeballs stay awake til 2-3 in the morning typing my blog to share with you all! I TRULY DO LOVE YOU ALL!!!!
xoxo kandee

sigal said...
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sigal said...

Dear Kandee,
i'v been following your blog and vidios during the past few weeks (so i'm very new at this:) but i wanted to tell you (what i'm sure you already know), you are a leader,you have a spirit that make us all belive that every thing is possible, nothig is out of our reach.
i relly hope i'll get to meat you 1day(i'm from Israel) so its a littel far:)
Thake you for being so real and unbelievably strong!

Sigi

Sabina89 said...

Hi Kandee! i wanted to say that i really like what you do :X...i read your blog every day and i've watched pretty much every video you posted on youtube and you're doing an amazing job!! i wish you all the very best!! greetings from Romania

...Live.Love.MakeUp... said...

Is that safe? Him letting you be in there? I mean don't get me wrong that is AMAZING! but ... I don't know, kinda scary .

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Panda, Panda! said...

WOW! Awesome! Great blog too.

Amber Stephens said...

Miranda Cosgrove wears that same top in her video for Kissin' U! I was just recently watching it thinking about how much I loved it on her. Ha ha Love it so much!

Melody said...

OMG Kandee, I am soooooo afraid of flying. It took a lot of "want to" for me to fly from Detroit down to Atlanta to see you! LOL And it was so hard to do alone w/ nobody to dig my nails into. Funny thing, I've always felt that if I could just be the pilot I wouldn't be as afraid... yeah... I'm a control freak! Thanks for the inspirational post. As always, it's so TRUE.

Stacy said...

kandee I think you were truly inspired to write this post. It helped me a lot today. Keep putting good things out there in the world and know that you are loved.

Kasey said...

That is such an awesome comparison! I have plenty of turbulence in my life now....divorce, depression, etc. But I have complete faith that things will work out. I love, love, love your positive attitude!!!

Melissa said...

Oh how I wish I could have sat in seat 11B so we could have a few hours of conversation between your waistband cutting. You just attract wonderful opportunities, you're on a roll! Kandee, Life is exactly how you state. I was such a type A, OCD, perfectionist, controlling kind of person. God keeps reminding me I am not in control. If I could just learn to trust :) I have, in my short 36 years on this earth, realized this exact same thing. EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON, WHEN ONE DOOR SHUTS, ANOTHER OPENS. However, I often found myself pulling, twisting, fighting, pushing, doing whatever I could to get whichever door it was that just slammed in my face back open, and often missed the three or four in plain sight that were wide open to me. I have learned. Yes, I am still a type A (but I like it this way in my little world), the OCD creeps in here or there, but it is manageable and mostly about organization (although my hubby and kids help keep it fueled with their chaos I must always keep in check hahahaha), and the controlling is all about me regaining control of only myself and life and letting others live freely. It is so funny how these things reveal themselves most when we are prego and especially with kids and prego :) I think we are more in tune with the Universe at this time in our lives! Thanks for the great post and I am glad you had fun :)

Tiffany Marie said...

Kandee,

I literally felt you give my heart a hug! LOL After I read that, it sort of contracted, like a squeeze, and then WHOOSH, pressure, stress, disappointment, anxiety, went gushing out.
I currently live in a small town in NC, but I originally came from Detroit. It's been so hard. Though I've thankfully met a couple of amazing people, they are mostly transplants and the locals are rather unenlightened and some are even racist. Which is hard because my guy is of a different race and we have a 4 year old. I've just felt so stagnant here and even when I'm out and about it feels like my soul is curled up on some invisible bed inside of me, just coping. But, like you said, maybe this is just me going the wrong way to get on the right path! I'm going to jump on that invisible bed and wake my soul up and we'll have a dance party! :))))

Big Heart Hug back at ya,

Tiffany

zeldahopper said...

Wait... somehow I missed seeing your mama with short hair... did you already post a pic??? I wanna see her new do.

Tabitha said...

You are the person God has intended you to be. You bring inspiration and uplifting words straight from the mouth of God to our hearts. Your posts, and your sister's help a lot of people get through their day or even their hardships. I'm thankful for you Kandee even though I don't know you. I know coming across your youtube videos wasn't by accident!
XOXO
-Your inspired,uplifted friend

~~NIKKI~~ said...

I got to sit in the cockpit one time! i was lot younger though and right before we took off the pilot came over the intercom and told everyone any kid who wants to sit in the cockpit after the flight can! So I did and it was one of the coolest things ever! haha i was just SO amazed by all the buttons and EVERYTHING :) just thought i'd share :) <3 love you kandee!!!

Andrei said...

Kandee!! I am so addicted to your blog and videos, that when my boyfriend and I argue about things, he scolds me by saying, "That's it! No more Kandee Johnson for you!" Hahaha.

I just want you to know that you are such an inspiration to me. You probably hear this a million times over, but you've really helped me strengthen my drive to push forward and do what I want to do with my life. I don't have a very strong connection with my parents right now, and it helps to have you as a cheerleader in the back of my mind when there's no one else there.

So thanks for being so amazing! I love you!

Betssy said...

Oh my...I am writing this with a few tears in my eyes. You always seem to post positive messages when I need them the most. Thank you so much. You are the most beautiful person on the inside and out. The "opposite of where we think we need to be" I'm pretty sure that's going to stick with me for the rest of my life. Kandee you are an amazing person thank you so so soooo so much for being such an optimistic person.

Samiya said...

wow candy you the coolest i really love reading your blog it makes me feel better. Thank you for making feel good you are doing a great job.

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