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There's Something in the Water

Explorer C

I’ve had the most amazing first week working here as an Intern in the Southwest Airlines Communication Department. Everyone I’ve met is extremely friendly and welcoming. It’s not just the Communication Department either. Employees I have never met greet me in the hallway just because it’s the nice thing to do.  It’s also been exciting being back in Texas.

I don’t know what it is about Texas, but I love it. I can’t explain my love for Texas. I lived in Texas for five years and attended elementary school in League City, Texas, before moving to Alabama, where I’ve lived for the past 11 years.

I still know the Texas state song. My heart flutters every single time I enter the state of Texas. Maybe they put something in the water, or maybe, it’s just a really great place. There’s an intense sense of pride instilled in me that I can’t describe. Most people who have lived in Texas understand the feeling, but I believe it takes living here to fully understand the love for Texas.

I believe Southwest is the same way. Once you’ve been invited into the Southwest family, you understand. You LUV the Culture, you LUV the People and, most importantly, you LUV your job.

I’ve always liked Southwest Airlines. My Aunt has been a Flight Attendant here for 18 years and has only wonderful stories to share. I liked the Company before. Now, I LUV everything about Southwest.

I wasn’t sure if I was more excited to be moving to Texas or to be working for Southwest Airlines. While both are exciting, the excitement of being back in Texas has been diminished because my excitement for Southwest has increased tremendously. I’ve flown more times than I can count, and I've seen my fair share of planes, but that doesn’t stop me from getting excited whenever I see a Southwest plane fly overhead.

Many of you are probably picturing a Southern girl who says "y’all" and "howdy." But that couldn't be farther from the truth. I have no accent, and most people have no guess as to where I’m from. I don’t wear cowboy boots or ride horses, but I’m a Texan at heart and know I always will be.