A Letter from the Airport

Dear Reader,

I write to you (again!) from the Grand Rapids Airport, experiencing a flight delay… perhaps a home-bound college student’s worst dream. Although I’m anxious to be home, I’m also excited to be writing to you!

To save time (and a rather confusing story of changing flights), I’ll cut to the chase: With the issue of what appears to be a weather delay, my estimated time of arrival has gone from 6pm to 11pm. It’s quite a bummer, but I am very thankful I still have the chance to get home tonight!

Secretly, I always wondered what it was like to have to manage flight delays on my own. How do I figure out what to do and where to go to fix it? I’ve been with my parents before during this situation, but I had never really paid attention. Lucky for me, my mom was just a call away and we got everything worked out! Also, the attendants helped me rebook my flights during check in.

Instead of going from Grand Rapids to Detroit to Iowa, I’m traveling from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis to Iowa! The length of my trip is longer, but here’s a fun fact: one of my friends who lives in Minnesota is actually on my flight, too! It’s fun to have some of my Hope friends making the trip with me.

I’ve got miles to go, but the journey is great. It’s a good reminder that there’s often many paths to reach the same destination.

What’s the craziest travel change you’ve ever experienced? Comment below or tweet at me @hopesophie17.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at sophie.guetzko@hope.edu.



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Published by Sophie Guetzko

Hey, I'm Sophie. I'm a third year college student graduating a year early, in May 2016. Follow me (I'm a Leadership minor) @hopesophie17 on Twitter and Instagram, send me an email at sophie.guetzko@hope.edu-- I'd love to chat (I'm a Communication major). While on campus, I've been involved with numerous Bible Studies, The Anchor newspaper, CFL Consulting, and recently started my own t-shirt company through the CFL Incubator program. Hope to talk soon!

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