I haven’t blogged in ages. Forgive my rusty self.
The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions and it was of great relief I stayed in the city for a quiet Holy Week break. From what supposed to be an out-of-town trip with my girl friends; I opted to take a two (2) half-day retreats on solo to rejuvenate, clear my head and my emotions diluted; thanks to two (2) influential people I have ever met in my life who gifted me the opportunity, I was enlightened, blessed, guided and reminded of God’s love, God’s perfect timing and kindness in my heart to let go of those of which that hurt you, including comfort zones that has become painful to breathe in and out with.
Before you give me that stare – I am by all means not a spiritual being nor have been all out there preaching. I was going through that “I don’t need a job, I need a career” struggle or probably the “Holy smokes, I’m 30. What now?”
In the last two weeks, it was a drama fest filled with tears and confusion but, again, through God’s perfect timing – I have been guided towards the direction I should follow.
Just when I was about to doubt myself, he opened the doors and blessed me with an opportunity I thought was gone forever.
7-8 years ago, fresh from college, I was given a scholarship grant from an Ivy League University, from the “Harvard of the Hospitality Industry.” 7-8 years after, on the eve of April fools, my scholarship from Cornell University of Ithaca, New York was reactivated. Boy, it was the best ‘April fools’ news I’ve ever had. However, there was a condition – I had to decide within the month or they’ll have it forfeited. Who am I to say no to such opportunity?
I AM READY. In a heartbeat, without a doubt, I’m taking it.
Looks like, this gives me the right to start with the Cornell University jargon and call myself as a “Hotelie.” It’s been a week since they broke the news. I am undoubtedly still elated. Life just gave me the assurance that everything is possible. Who would’ve thought my 23-year-old self who celebrated her Birthday in Manhattan reached an extension of bliss, years after.
From the retreat to a bright lit news – I will be taking Hospitality Management: Focus on Marketing and Revenue Management. Onto the next steps, I will get myself back to the industry I sheered myself from but will be applying insightful, valuable and enriched lessons from the different industries I’ve explored and been with.
Can’t hardly wait!