Nestled in the city, I find solace in a cozy café, enjoying the scent of freshly brewed coffee in the air. Sunlight gently filters through the window, casting a warm glow on the rustic furniture. In this peaceful moment, I reflect on my journey, a life filled with extraordinary experiences.
If I had to choose one place to visit for the rest of my life, it would undoubtedly be Japan. Every day, my anticipation grows as I imagine the unique adventure that awaits me there. While others may have their own plans, I yearn for something different—to explore the hidden gems of interior decor through hotel hopping. The clean lines and simplicity of Japanese architecture resonate deeply with me.
Throughout my career in the hospitality industry, I have encountered exceptional service from various brands, but one stands out—the Peninsula. Their commitment to excellence and traditional architecture has left a lasting impression on me. Now, with Tokyo on the horizon, I long to experience the brilliance of the Peninsula once more.
Japan is like a vibrant tapestry woven together by its diverse prefectures. From enchanting deserts to picturesque coastlines, the country is full of wonders waiting to be discovered. And the culinary delights of Japan are renowned, tantalizing the taste buds with every bite.
While Japan holds the key to my wanderlust, I also cannot ignore the dreams of my daughter, inspired by Korean dramas. Korea would be a place where her aspirations could come true, and I would find joy in seeing her dreams realized.
In my profession, I find fulfillment and versatility. Hospitality allows me to be a people person and a servant leader, creating genuine happiness in others. Here are the five strategic ways I achieve this:
- Anticipating needs before they arise.
- Paying attention to the smallest details.
- Providing exceptional service that goes above and beyond.
- Creating memorable experiences.
- Cultivating a positive and welcoming atmosphere.
With gratitude, I acknowledge the guiding hand of destiny and the countless impressions and ideas that have shaped my journey. Hospitality has been my calling, constantly fueling my passion. As I gaze out the café window, I am filled with gratitude for the remarkable journey that has led me to this moment.
As I contemplate my journey, I am reminded that life consists of chapters, each offering new opportunities for growth and discovery. Approaching the milestone of turning 50, I embrace this new decade with excitement. Age is merely a number, and it signifies new adventures and experiences. It reminds me that there is still much to learn, explore, and achieve.
Looking ahead, I eagerly anticipate exploring the world, immersing myself in different cultures, and creating cherished memories with loved ones. Japan and Korea, with their allure and mystique, will undoubtedly be part of this ongoing adventure.
Beyond my travels, I am also excited about the prospects of my profession. The avenues of hospitality consulting, makeovers and interiors, and event design and management offer endless possibilities to bring joy and elegance into the lives of others.
Turning 50 also represents a time for self-reflection and personal growth. It’s an opportunity to delve deeper into my passions, explore new hobbies, and nurture relationships that have enriched my life. It’s a time to celebrate the wisdom gained from experiences and embrace the wisdom that comes with age.
I feel a renewed sense of purpose and anticipation. God has intentionally led me to this moment—a moment of gratitude for the journey so far and excitement for the chapters that lie ahead.
With the world as my canvas, dreams filling my heart, and the wisdom of half a century guiding me, I am ready to embark on this new phase of life. It’s a chapter waiting to be written—one filled with joy, love, adventure, and the beauty of making others genuinely happy.
The world awaits, and so do I, ready to embrace the wonders that the future holds. The best is yet to come.