It’s time for another random text conversation of meaningful quotes between myself and Rafiki. If you’re new to my blog and have no clue as to why I would post random texts, or, you would like to check out other random stuff that Rafiki and I have chatted about, check out Chronological List of Texts with Rafiki.




“If resentment is high, self-care is low.” I can’t remember where I heard this one.

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Good morning my Fledglings.


I’m happy to introduce my very first Text With Rafiki post today. I was going to wait until the middle of the week and yes, I know, I still need to write and post my Grateful Sunday for today, but I figure I’ll get to that in a bit. I’ve been wanting to do this for quite some time now and I think today would be as good a day as ever.

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The other day I landed on the East Coast and was heading to the hotel when I checked my messages. I had a text from Angelia, The Pilot Wife Life bloggess who’s been pursuing her passion to create a community of pilot spouses to give them a positive support network where they don’t feel like they’re alone. In fact, she just launched her new TPWF app that she designed herself! Such a great idea to keep the community connected without relying on the algorithms of social media.


Her text was short and simple. “Checking in on you my friend.”


Of course, my response was long winded. A trait I’m still working on.


Her reply took the breath out of me. A fellow pilot in our aviation community took his own life. Read more