Yesterday, I attended a talk by Dr. Jane Goodall and I left inspired and happy that there are people in this world who care enough to take it to the next level, and also people who make the leap to change their lives. They go to the unknown to reach their dreams and goals. It’s also important to be thankful for what you have now even if it may not be what you want, but you are on the way to where you want to be and all the obstacles and lessons you’ve learned along the way are going to become handy. So keep your head up!
So this leads me to my change. It’s not a big one, but it is a change for me and I noticed that I thrive when things are changing around me. It keeps my spirits and energy up when I know I’m learning and progressing. I had mentioned that I was making a change in my professional life, and no, I’m still in the event industry, not going anywhere!
Throughout the years, I have held different positions in this amazing industry. And I do that because I like to learn as much as possible, not only by studying, but also by doing it. Practice makes perfect and there is really not a better way to get better than trying it out.
I started in the catering business and I did corporate and social parties and weddings. It was an amazing opportunity and I really enjoyed it. Working in catering really set me up for success in the other positions I held. You had to be creative, good with sales, think outside of the box, and good with people, and think quick on your feet if anything came up at any point.
I realized that as much as I enjoyed working in the social scene, it was time to try something new. I recently joined a trade association, and even though it’s different from what I have done before, I’m really enjoying it! I still feel like I’m making a difference, just in a different way.
It wasn’t an easy decision to make. I was a little hesitant just because now I wouldn’t be selling and educating about a space or food choice or asking about the color palette, I would be working on the education and programs side of the conference. So, for me, that’s definitely different than what I have been doing the last five years, but it was a great choice and I’m happy I made the leap.
The key is to feel comfortable being uncomfortable, right?!