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Wannabe: Event Planner

When people ask me why I am getting my MBA, I like to say it is because I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.  While I say it in jest, to draw a laugh and to not have to talk about the fact that currently, I don’t actually want to get an MBA, there is a lot of truth in the statement.

The truth lies in the fact that I want to be so many things I don’t know how to choose or where to start.  On any given day if you asked me what I really wanted to be you might get a number of different responses:  yoga instructor, development economist, university professor, high-powered executive, housewife, photographer, writer, serial entrepreneur.  The list goes on.  And on.  And the problem is, there is a part of me that wants to do each and every one of those things.  Probably more importantly, a part of me thinks I could actually be any one of those things if I could just make up my damn mind and put some effort into it.

I decided a fun and interesting way to hash out some of the things I “wannabe” would be to write about them.

Today, for some random reason, I wannabe an event planner. I’m feeling creative and spatial and logistic, adding up to the need to plan an event. It’s been just at a year since I planned a real event, Moms’ 50th birthday,  which I also catered.  It was super fun and a lot of work, but mostly fun.

One thing I love about event planning, especially big events like weddings or galas, are design boards that help you visualize the concept for the event.  I also love searching out the perfect item to match that concept.  I’m not sure I would love dealing with picky, emotional people.

I thought I might create a design board since I was feeling so creative, but I got bored with it.  (So maybe I’m not cut out to be an event planner, but really its only fun when you are doing it for someone and it will have a real impact on the event, and not just to be doing it….  I digress.)  Here are a couple that I love, just for effect.  I unabashedly stole them from others on the internet.  (But I’m sure mine would be just as good.)

Bridal Buds

The Renegade Bride

Fine Stationary

If you have any weddings, showers or birthdays coming up and you need some party planning help, give me a shout.  I’ll need something to keep me busy this summer!


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