12 years ago I began my aviation journey by quitting my safe, boring day job in a cubicle, and venturing off to flight school. I did not know what would happen. All I know is that I wanted to fly. After years of struggle and sacrifice, I have reached my dream — I was just promoted to Captain at a major airline. Thank you to the many people who have helped me along the way, especially my incredible wife @morgana_nielson for her unrelenting support and encouragement.