As many of you can relate, I have not always wanted to go into the profession I do today. I have recently discovered what I am most passionate about and what I hope to eventually pursue later in life, which is hospitality management and events management which I am currently studying at Endicott College. At times, I struggled through the college search process, thinking that I wanted to study interior design in college. Then after working at different restaurants and seeing the operations behind them, I realized I loved working with different people and making all sorts of connections. Which is why I decided to pursue my academic career in hospitality management where I could learn the ins and outs of the hospitality industry in hopes to one day plan different events, either corporate or social.
But, what kind of kid says, “Ya know I want to go into the hospitality field when I grow up"? I vividly remember in my elementary school, kindergarten classes were chosen every day to go on the loudspeaker during the morning announcements, introduce ourselves and say what we wanted to be when we grow up. I remember hearing everything from a fire fighter, to a princess, and even a robot. For me, however, I aspired to be a ballerina. After beginning dance classes for the first time and of course after my favorite show "Angelina Ballerina". I think that’s the most admirable aspect of kids that age, their desire to be whatever they want. They believe that if they work hard enough they can do absolutely whatever they want in life. Which is a positive quality that most adults do not have and they just end up resorting to the easiest job, or the highest paying job rather than what they are most passionate about.