So I was sitting here planning decorations and themes for weddings. And another friend hit me up, wanting ideas and themes for her baby shower. And then I was picking out pant with my mom for a friend’s house for sale, getting ready to stage it with furniture also. Then I was like why don’t I go into event planning?
I took a whole semester on what I should do when I grow up, got into the communications field, but wasn’t sure what to do with it! My journalism teacher at my first college made me hate writing or even reading a newspaper. (Don’t worry most of us got D’s in her class anyways) but I felt more sorry for her in the end. Public speaking I can do (but really I am extremely shy around people I don’t really know. You can physically tell by my movements and voice I’m nervous unless I’ve had a couple drinks). I don’t mind people, but really I’ve been dealing with people my whole life since I started working at 15. I hate dealing with them more and more everyday. Really more over the phone then in person. Working for an airline and the travel industry just makes you realize how stupid people are and how they would never find their way out of a paper bag. But working in stressful jobs, dealing with people, anymore I like to be more behind the scenes. Making things happen. I would hate in my travel industry job were people would bombard me with repeat phone calls, I need this, I need this reservation, I need this car. It’s done. Stop calling me. You called me I set up your whole stay. I did my job you don’t need to call me. Especially if it was a customer I would deal with weakly.
At my last job the people I dealt with were rich and had their own jets. What made me so good at what I did, is I knew what rental cars they liked, I knew what food to order, I knew what paper they liked to read. I’m the type of person I don’t want to hear your mouth. I’d rather just do what I got to do and get it done. Really that’s how I made most my bonus money. People tipped me because they knew when I was handling their business stay, I was the Olivia Pope of things. As she would say “Its handled!” Yeah I might have forget things from time to time, but hey, I’m human.
Even at my last job Obama came in to give a speech. I had the secret service guarding my test. But I landed the Air Force One. Planned his catering. Set up the stage. Answered 1,001 questions. 2,000 of the same questions about parking and eventually created my own signs and posted them up. But I thrived and loved the chaotic planning and set up!
So this is my pros and cons list. I think I’ve discovered my calling. It’s in my blood. My mother was physcho about this kind of thing. Since I could remember she’s been painting, sewing, decorating, planning things, selling houses. To take care of her two adopted kids and three birth children, she started doing at home daycare. Blaaaaa that’s a whole other blog. Stay at home, children all day long. I’m surprised she didn’t drink. She chain smoked though. (Anyways like I said another blog)