One uneventful, introverted evening I was writing my post on fashion week. I began recollecting how several people always ask me how I gain access into shows and events. I try to reply by explaining how I cannot help them out because I am busy helping myself as selfish as that sounds. But the truth is I usually do not have a seat. I am usually someones plus one, charming my way into events, or I am going to shows under my friends names. (Thanks friends♥)
For those of you who personally know me, know I am a flight attendant. We (flight attendants) only fly standby, aka no confirmed seat.
I then linked my current career (flight attendant) with “anonymous Rach at the show” in the conclusion I really am a girl with no seat.
I am the girl who is trying to make a name for herself by chasing after everything my half black heart desires. I am the girl no one knows and my life is on standby until I make my dreams reality, and therefore accomplished.
But, the metaphorical blog name goes a little more in depth than just not having a seat. If you are anything like me, I am always wanting more out of life. I want to live a life fulfilled with dreams I never thought would become reality. I am more of a, “know when it feels right” type person. Therefore, I do not always have the answer when someone asks me, “Well, what do you want to do next?” Yeah, I am one of those, “I don’t know what I want to eat” type people until it feels or looks right. Call me Olivia Pope, I trust my gut.
What I do know is I am living my life to the fullest and meeting some incredible people along the way who are helping me in ways they do not understand. Although I feel as if I am on this journey alone, as far as trying to figure out the next steps, I am grateful for those who have given me the opportunity to pursue more in life. I am trying to figure out how I will ever repay those who have helped me get to where I am today.
Through life evaluation, writing this post, and feeling a bit stagnant, I realized I needed to start marketing myself a little better if I want my own dang name on the list. That is how a girl with no seat blog was born.
More About Me…
I am an Indiana farm girl who always felt as if I had a calling to be somewhere else. When I was in eighth grade I went to New York City for the first time and I instantly felt as if I had a connection to the city. I graduated college with a degree in Marketing, but had no idea what I wanted to do, or where I wanted to relocate once school was complete.
After college, I moved to Los Angeles by myself (my first time visiting) and thought I wanted to pursue the entertainment world. I love E! News Entertainment and all things pop-culture. I volunteered to be celebrity escorts and gained access into entertainment events by exposing myself to new opportunities. After unpaid internships, bouncing around from airbnb’s, the west coast too-chill vibe, and draining my savings account I began to realize maybe LA just was not for me right now. Hey, I tried! Sooo… I applied to be a flight attendant and went through six weeks of intense training and then relocated to my new base in New Jersey.
I have always had an interest in fashion, music, social media, and entertainment. My enjoyment stems from reading about the new “it” trends and pondering up how I am going to afford new statement pieces.
In 2015, I was introduced to the world of runway fashion (Read about it on My First Fashion Show). With a little luck and amazing contacts, I was able to attend my first New York Fashion Week. This was a total dream come true where I felt like Carrie Bradshaw for the first time, minus the Manolo Blahnik shoes. My passion for fashion grew stronger and I knew I was finally in the right place.
I currently feel as if I am in the right location, but I am not necessarily fulfilling my passions. Serving drinks, the strenuous pressure on the body, and the inconsistent lifestyle has me realizing there has to be MORE for me than this. I enjoy being able to travel around the world and visit places I NEVER dreamed I would have visited. This journey has taught me how to be very independent, trust myself, and travel solo without the fear of being alone. And with solo travel comes setting up my own photoshoots and teaching strangers how to take my photos.
My goal in life is to be happy. I want to accomplish everything I set out to do and never live a life of what-ifs. I feel as if I have an insane calling to go after what Rachael’s heart desires in the hopes I can inspire others as well.
For those who still do not know their purpose in life, you are not alone. Heck, I still do not know what I am doing, but I am trying to take on every opportunity and live life to its absolute fullest in the hopes I can one day look back and say I did it all.
To the people who do not know what they want out of life; To those who feel anxiety because you feel static and not yet accomplished; And to those who want more for themselves; Cheers to finding our way and getting our own seat.
xO – A girl with no seat