Hello everyone!! My name is Betsy Torrau. I am a very family orientated person. I am blessed with a beautiful loving family and close friends. I am the oldest of four. I have a younger sister, and two younger brothers. My sister is a Marine and is currently stationed in San Diego, California. As much as she drove me crazy I am now missing a very important part of me 🙁 but as much as I want her to come back I support her 100%!
This is my fourth year in City Tech. If all goes as planned I will be graduating with a B-tech degree in Hospitality Management this Spring. I have been working in the industry since I was 15 years old. However, all of my experience lies in a restaurant environment. I am interested in exploring the hotel and resorts environment. I would love to work in a boutique hotel as well as in a resort. I love trying new things and exploring my options. Honestly my ultimate goal in life is to obtain a career that I genuinely enjoy, whether it be in this field or not!
I had a pretty exciting summer, I turned 21 this summer! I went to Atlantic City to celebrate! The celebration also continued once I returned to New York. I went upstate twice this summer. The first time I went to a friend’s lake house and stayed for 5 days. The second time I went with my family. We hiked up Hunter Mountain! It felt amazing! This summer I also went to the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert! I also began a new job as a server with Entertainment Cruises.
My favorite genre of literature is suspense, drama and mystery. I used to read pretty often when I was younger and even enjoyed writing short stories. Quite honestly I’m not sure why I don’t anymore. I feel like I don’t have the time anymore! I find myself beginning a million different books and never finishing one! That’s a very bad habit of mine! Although I still read online news articles, I am an FML reader and enjoy reading magazines.
I would say one of my strengths in reading is that I will always look up foreign vocabulary words and make sure I comprehend the content before continuing to read. A strength in my writing is that I try my best to avoid repetition. A weakness in my writing is finding the perfect way to begin and to end! Once I am able to write a clever introduction the rest usually flows with ease! Until of course its time for me to think of a clever ending!
I believe that works of literature is an art form. Through literature we are able to transport ourselves to another realm, to explore the mind of another, and gain knowledge of the world that surrounds us. I look forward to analyze and discuss the text selected for this course. I love to speak my opinions and hear other’s insights as well. I expect this to be a very fun and interactive class!
Cheers to a great semester! We’re all getting A’s right! ;]