The Captain’s PA:
Hello there and welcome aboard my flight!
My name is AP2. I’m a commercial airline pilot living in and out of Hong Kong with a particular love for family life, traveling the world, improving the self and writing poorly.
I frequently have my head stuck in the clouds.
To tell you about this blog, Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) is an aviation term that stands for, “The turbulent movement of air masses in the absence of any visual clues.”
As a pilot (Did I mention that already?), I feel the term serves as a beautiful metaphor for life. Much like CAT, I believe all of us deal with problems the rest of us can’t see, yet the turbulence we feel is very real.
As someone who has struggled with depression and anxiety, I decided to put this blog together to help others learn how to navigate their fears and build the confidence needed to take better command of their lives.
I have abbreviated this mission statement with the following tagline: How to Command Life
For more information about how I plan to take you to your final destination then keep reading, otherwise I suggest you be seated with your seat belts securely fastened because shit’s about get bumpy!
If you want to fly, however, I’m afraid you’ll have to learn how to ride it out…
The Flight Plan:
My short-haul flight plan is to break the blog down by exploring the following 3 inter-related subjects:
- NAVIGATING FEAR
This section of the blog aims to navigate turbulence. It will seek to understand our emotional response system – where our fears stem from and what coping strategies/problem solving tools we can use to deal with it.
- COMMANDING LIFE
This section of the blog is aims to generate thrust. It will explore how to build better habits/routines in order to achieve our goals but also live a healthier, happier lifestyle. It will look at how to take greater responsibility for our lives with the aim of inspiring positive action.
- BUILDING A MORAL COMPASS
This section of the blog aims to increase lift. It is about building a moral compass to guide you when darkness envelopes. It is about building clearer personal values, love for your family, service for your community and gratitude for your life.
My long-haul vision is to:
- To build a comprehensive website that offers a wide range of well-researched advice and tools for coping with issues related to low self-esteem including depression and anxiety.
- To build a series of ebooks/online courses designed to provide a clear actionable framework for individuals to work with.
- To use proceeds earned to aid in the fight against the global mental health crisis.
- To build a community of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to lifting each other skyward.