Friday, September 26, 2008

My Job

I'm an event planner. I love what I do, really I do. But sometimes it is stressful. I don't always have control and I hate that! I have to expect the unexpected. I have to think on my toes. I have to be uber-organized. I have to keep on schedule.

I love the reaction I get when I tell people what I do. They get this glazed look in their eyes and say "How glamorous." It's not so glamorous today as I wait for the rest of my RSVP envelopes to come in so I can stuff the rest of the invites. I needed these invitations to go out this week because the gala is in 6 weeks. But it's almost 11a.m. and there is no sign of the RSVP envelopes!! I'm trying not to stress the small stuff.

I usually don't sleep two weeks leading up to the event. But the feeling I get when an event is over - unbelievable! I love watching all the hard work leading up to the big day all come together.

The picture above is from a golf outing I did. We are in the midst of setting up for the dinner while the guests are still out golfing. Here is a picture of during the dinner program as I had out gifts to the winners:

10 comments:

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Oh how fun! I am sure, like every job, you have ups and downs and good days and bad days, but you sound like youre really good at what you do! Fantastic!

Mojito Maven said...

yeah I;m still green with envy. I wish I could be an event planner...like really really bad.

LyndsAU said...

I admire your hard work. :) I work at a college and I plan events throughout the year. It's a tough thing to do! But I am sure they aren't nearly as big as your events! :)

Sarah Danielle said...

What a great job! But I don't envy you! I couldn't do it! My heart couldn't take the stress! :)

New Girl on Post said...

Thank you for the nice compliment on my blog! I'm adding you to my daily reads now. :)

Oh, and your job sounds interesting! Stressful but interesting!

mrs.leah.maria said...

Oooh, an envelope can ruin your day?! Who would have thunk it, seriously, I hope they arrived!

Weeksie50 said...

What a fun profession..

Pleasant Drive said...

That does sound like a glamorous job, but I'm sure, like all jobs, there is a fair amount of ick to work through.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I admire you because I could never do that! It does sound fun and stressful all at the same time though!

My home - My life said...

I always thought event planning would be a fun job! I even thought about starting a wedding planner business on the side but I just don't have the time.

How cool that you have a "cool" job - haha