I love hotels. They are magical sub-communities where all your heart's desires are fulfilled. Everyone greets you when you walk in and out. Food is delivered to your door – you don't even have to get out of your pajamas! I have options that I don't usually have – like making coffee in the morning and ironing my clothes so I look sharp for interviews. The carpets are clean and towels and linens are refreshed everyday. I'm lucky if I get around to cleaning my linens every month (sadly). Hell, I can even go swimming or work out in the evenings. And unlike at home, the gyms are a novelty and I'm more likely to do such things.
An Ode to Hotels
Not only to hotels have awesome perks, they also make me feel like I've somehow made it in the world. Until this year, I'd never stayed in a room alone. I had ignorantly thought it would be kind of creepy. But on the contrary, it is so relaxing and boosts my ego tons. I feel like a smart successful young business woman off doing important business womany things. As I walk through those front doors after my day's engagements, by head is held a little higher than usual.
Unfortunately, this will most likely be my last solo hotel gig for a while. Graduate school interviews are over. The fun of weekend getaways is behind me and now all that is left is the sucky task of making a decision and living with it.