The first day of class is always sort of frighting for many. One may not know what to expect in the course, or not know if they will even reach their full potential. In this particular course I am taking this semester, Hospitality Marketing..,we as young professionals are given the chance to sell ourselves, to brand ourselves. To put ourselves out there in the Hospitality Workforce, to have people look at us and possibly think, “Hey! That person has what I’m looking for and even more, let me hire them!” Because at the end of the day, isn’t that what we would all like? To get something out of schooling? To be happy in a great paying job? How else should we accomplish that if we do not put ourselves out there?


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Thinking back to where my passion started, I must say I was “born” for it. As a little girl, I was told that I loved playing with toy pots and pans and dishes and I especially loved “cooking” for my father. I would “cook,” and I say cook in quotation marks, because of course I was not cooking actual food (in my mind I was), but it was all make believe but my father always played along and called my food delicious. It wasn’t until I was about 13 years old that I really started to dive into my baking passion. At that time I only started making products that came from the box and followed the instructions. Simple things like cookies, cake, cupcakes, and brownies were my favorite things to make. After my family noticed that my passion was not going anywhere, they started to buy me products for baking. I remember receiving my first kitchen aid mixer for my 14th birthday and being the happiest girl on earth. Since then, I have never looked back.