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Sky's the Limit

Determination is the mother of invention

By Josep EbuchPublished about a year ago 6 min read

The engines came to life as the jet lifted off, leaving the land far below. Amanda stared out the window, marveling at the view of the world from above. She was on her way to a new job, a new city, and a new life. She had always liked flying, the sense of being suspended in the air, away from the troubles of the world below.

As the jet leveled off, Amanda snuggled into her seat, pulled out her laptop to get some work done. She had a lot to accomplish before she began her new work, and she wanted to make the most of her time in the air. But while she scribbled away, she couldn't help but feel a feeling of restlessness. She had always been a bit of a dreamer, and as she stared out the window again, she couldn't help but wonder what more was out there, beyond the horizon.

A few hours into the journey, Amanda's uneasiness had turned into boredom. She had done all her work and had nothing to do except sit and wait. She peered around the cabin, taking in the other passengers. There was a young couple on the row in front of her, holding hands and speaking to each other. Across the aisle, an elderly guy was reading a book, his spectacles perched on the point of his nose. And next to Amanda, a small girl was playing with toy airplanes, making it swoop and dip into the air.

Suddenly, there was a ruckus near the front of the aircraft. Amanda craned her neck to see what was going on, and she noticed the flight attendants running to the cockpit. She felt a flash of terror arise in her chest. What was happening? Was there an issue with the plane?

A few seconds passed, and then the captain's voice came over the intercom. "Ladies and gentlemen, we have met some unexpected turbulence. Please secure your seat belts and stay in your seats until further notice."

Amanda felt a shock as the jet struck a pocket of turbulence, and she held the armrests hard. She disliked turbulence. It made her feel like the aircraft was about to break apart. She looked around the cabin, and she could see that other people were experiencing the same thing. The small child next to her was holding her toy aircraft, her eyes wide with fright.

The turbulence persisted for many minutes, and then it gradually faded. Amanda sighed a sigh of relief and unbuckled her seatbelt, feeling a bit wobbly. She stared out the window, attempting to stabilize herself. But as she glanced out at the clouds below, something grabbed her attention.

At first, she believed it was simply a trick of the light, but then she noticed that it was a bird. A seagull, sailing freely across the skies. Amanda gazed in astonishment as the bird dipped and swooped, riding the currents of the wind. It appeared so free, so unbound by the problems of the world below.

And suddenly it struck her. The sky was the limit. Nothing was preventing her from achieving her aspirations, taking chances, from enjoying her life to the fullest. She had been so wrapped up in the regularity of her former life, so scared to take risks, that she had forgotten the beauty of the world around her.

With a fresh feeling of purpose, Amanda started to think about all the things she had always wanted to achieve. She had always wanted to travel, to experience the world beyond her tiny village. She had always wanted to write a book, to convey the tales that had been simmering in her imagination for years. And she had always longed to fall in love, to discover someone who made her heart beat and her soul sing.

As the aircraft continued to sail over the sky, Amanda made a choice. She was going to take a risk, to plunge into the unknown and see where it led her. She was going to live her life to the fullest, to embrace the beauty and wonder of the world around her.

And when she gazed out the window once again, she noticed something else that stole her breath away. The sun was sinking, filling the sky with a riot of hues. The clouds were tinted with pink and orange, and the earth below was bathed in a warm, golden light. It was a moment of pure, unadulterated beauty, and Amanda couldn't help but feel thankful to be alive, to be experiencing this moment in time.

As the aircraft started its descent, Amanda felt a sensation of exhilaration growing inside her. She didn't know what the future contained, but she knew that she was ready to accept it with open arms. The sky was the limit, and she was ready to fly.

As the plane touched down, Amanda grabbed her stuff and made her way off the airplane. She took a long breath of the fresh, new air of her destination city, feeling revitalized and alive. She had a new feeling of purpose and resolve, and she felt that she was ready to take on whatever obstacles lie ahead.

Amanda stepped out of the airport and into the busy streets of the city. The buzz of the area was contagious, and she felt a feeling of excitement developing inside her. She was eager to explore, to find all the hidden nooks and secret locations that the city had to offer.

Over the following two weeks, Amanda poured herself into her new career and her new life. She worked hard throughout the day, but in the evenings and on weekends, she roamed the city, soaking in all the sights and sounds. She visited museums and art galleries, went to concerts and plays, and even tried new delicacies that she had never experienced before.

And as she went through the city streets, Amanda felt a feeling of freedom that she had never experienced before. She was no longer constrained by the expectations of her previous life, no longer pulled back by dread or uncertainty. She was just living in the present, loving every second of her new journey.

One day, while she was going through a park, Amanda observed a guy seated on a bench, reading a book. He glanced up as she passed, and their eyes locked for a second. Amanda felt a peculiar feeling in her chest, a fluttering that she couldn't understand. She was ready to resume going when the guy said.

"Excuse me," he began, his voice low and silky. "Do you know what time it is?"

Amanda checked her watch and informed him the time. They spoke for a few minutes, and she found herself attracted to him, to his easy grin and his soft demeanor. And when they parted ways, she felt a sensation of yearning in her heart.

Over the following two weeks, Amanda continued bumping into the guy at the park. They would converse for a few minutes each time, and she found herself looking forward to their discussions. And then one day, he asked her out on a date.

Amanda replied yes, experiencing a sense of exhilaration and expectation. They proceeded to a tiny restaurant in the middle of the city, and during dinner, they spoke and joked and swapped experiences. And as the night dragged on, Amanda found herself falling for him, for his compassion and his brilliance and his effortless charm.

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About the Creator

Josep Ebuch

professional Ghostwriter with extensive experience in manuscript preparation, editing, translating and proofreading, I enthusiastically apply for this position after discovering it through an internet job search.

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