This sounds kind of sick, but is there anyone out there besides me who is really, really haunted by 9/11? So much so that you can't even make yourself want to get back into the application/interview process?
I'm just a G/A pilot who wanted to get into the regionals, and I know things are a mess right now as far as hiring goes. But I keep thinking that I should start preparing for when things improve.
Trouble is, I can't even make myself crack a book or dust off the resume and logbooks. I can't even make myself play Ms Flight Sim, much less go out and get the real kind of sim/instrument time that I need. (I'm instructing full time and hating it). I'm even thinking of bagging aviation entirely and doing something else with my life, but I can't stand the thought of that after all I've put into this business.
I keep seeing that image repeated in my mind, over and over, of those 767s slamming into the sides of those two WTC buildings. When I see an airliner going over my house, I cringe -- instead of looking up and feeling hopeful like I used to.
As I said, this is so weird. Has anyone else gone through this, and if so how did you get over it? Do I need a shrink? Or will this eventually fade with time?
Thanks for sharing any thoughts or experiences.