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Hotel Site Visit

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What I liked about my visit to the 1¬†Hotel was the beautiful d√©cor! I learned that the theme of the designs came from inspiration of the Disney classic “Beauty and The Beast”. Okay WHO DOESN’T LOVE THAT MOVIE!? It’s my all time favorite! I knew there was a reason I was a huge fan of the roses in the carpet design and the mini tables with beast claws in the mid section of the rooms! The whole theme grasped my attention as soon as I walked in! Lovely! And the 1 Hotel was so nice they gave us complimentary breakfast.¬†If I disliked anything it was the fact that I couldn’t stay longer! I really enjoyed the time there. One aspect that really gave me a thought to look into lodging was surely the togetherness that the 1 Hotel team displayed. They have become a family and work together to get the job done. Also¬†two quotes that one of the managers stated “Every day is a new adventure, you don’t know what will happen.” as well as “You have to¬†be humorous”¬†I loved that! Visiting and hearing many different stories from the employees gave me such a great outlook on not only the thrill of being in a adventurous field but also helping people,¬†that can be¬†by just grabbing their bags, asking how their day is going, what you can help with or cracking a joke.¬†That’s what it all boils down to in hospitality, and that’s what I’m great at based on people who I’ve encountered. I think I will look more into lodging as time goes by.

Blessings McNeil

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Coming from someone who had no clue what they wanted to be in life or couldn’t decide if they wanted a bowl of cereal or a steak sandwich I think I’ve come pretty far. It’s still a process but my decisions in where my future is headed is in a much better space. Taking liberal arts in my previous school (Queens borough Community College) has¬†helped me better understand that I needed time to find MYSELF! Majority of High School I participated in programs that¬†my family thought was fit for me. And they simply were not. I took Medical Assisting courses in high school and originally planned on doing nursing at QCC but I realized and finally admitted to myself that I was miserable just thinking about doing it! And I completely sucked at math and science. It was a disaster waiting to take course. So I chose liberal arts and¬†tried to check out everything I could.¬†I had to experience a variety of different¬†classes to get a feel of what I would like.¬†I ended up taking a semester off and decided to work part time and let me tell you guys I hated it! Working on a job that required me there during graveyard shift hours (UPS)¬†helped me become SO MUCH BETTER at time management! I had to wake up so many hour early and prepare myself for those shifts. Sometimes they would be at the crack of dawn and a lot of times before that! But thanks to that job¬†I am so early to things now compared to a few months ago. I think everything is slowly falling into place, like me taking up Hospitality Management. I think a personal strength I¬†have is being able to¬†stay happy even during dark times. Being happy¬†is not easy as one would think it is!¬†It takes a lot of inner love and inner¬†power to possess the skill of being truly happy! You have to accept that everyday is not sunshine but who said you can’t be your own sunshine? Who says you can’t be another persons sunshine? Anyhow,¬†I love to eat!¬†I seriously do. I remember watching Man versus Food and¬†other shows like¬†Chopped and Baking Wars on the Food Network and Traveling Channel and I’d tell my mom “Oooooh I want to do that! I want to travel and eat!” I knew I wanted to for sure be a food critic after watching “Ratatouille” yes¬†it’s a kid movie but I loved it and still¬†do. It’s so inspiring. No I don’t like rats but maybe if the rat from that movie made me a plate of food I just might try it! haha.¬†I love traveling as well, I don’t get to do it much but when I do, I do it well. It’s so many places I have never seen. I can’t wait to do more. To me writing about some great food can never be wrong! What’s better? Maybe when I do my happy dance right before I’m about to eat but besides that I think I’m coming closer¬†to my goals and I realized that everyone else’s time frame to do things is not the same as mine. So we shall see where things go this brand new semester but as for now things are looking good¬†for this leaf named Blessings¬†that’s flowing in the wind!