If you have ever met me, you will have figured out very, VERY quickly that I kinda, sorta, just a little bit like events. Ha! I can hear you laughing with me. Ok, you got me. I LOVE events. They are my passion. I love being able to be creative and innovative. I love taking an idea and actually doing it. To actually see it come to life.
The more I do events, the more I love them.
But here’s the crux of it all; it took me a VERY long time to find what I love. I did 10+ years in finance. It sounds like I did 10 years behind bars when I put it that way. Let’s be honest though, it did feel like prison. I was doing what everyone else thought I SHOULD be doing. I was doing what society said I SHOULD be doing. I was doing what everyone expected me to do. I was doing what I thought was right. I didn’t want to let people down. I didn’t want to take risks. My partner expected me to keep my 6 figure salary job.
I was fucking miserable.
On the outside it looked like we had it all. We had the nice cars and the house and all the fancy toys and I was working myself to death to keep us afloat. I was brilliant at what I did. I was successful. I was climbing what I thought was the ladder of success. BUT….I was missing family events. I was missing holidays. I was missing life. We had all the trappings, but I had no joy.
The beginning of the end or as I like to think of it as… the beginning of a new beginning….
I got fired from a job that I was burnt out on. I got fired because I had an employee come to me and tell me she was considering leaving and I told her that she needed to pursue what was best for her. Ahem…someone needed to take her own advice. Well, I got fired because I wasn’t touting the company line. I was doing the right thing as a human being, but the wrong thing according to the corporation.
Initially, I was mad about being fired. I felt disrespected. I felt abandoned. I felt betrayed. And then…..
I felt relief.
I was so relieved to be done with the pressure and the stress. I was thrilled to be able to have a fresh start. I was excited to explore other opportunities.
It took a divorce and another 3 years before I finally found what brought me joy. But I found it.
What’s even better is that not only did I find something that brings me joy, I’m actually really good at it.
Here’s the thing. I used to talk down to myself. People, we are so mean to ourselves! We would never say mean and nasty things to our friends! Why the hell are we saying them to ourselves. I’m still a work in progress on that one, but I am much improved. My point is this. I used to think I wasn’t creative. I used to tell people that I didn’t have a creative bone in my body. I’m rolling my eyes at my former self right now.
I AM SO FUCKING CREATIVE!
I actually figured out that my creativity gets channeled through events. I don’t have to be a painter or potter or woodworker or, or, or…. You get the drift. I get to infuse all of my creativity into the events that I plan and produce. And it brings me massive joy! It brings me so much joy that if I could find someone to fund and invest in all of my event ideas it would be like winning the lottery!
Yes please! Sign me up! I want that winning ticket!
For the last 10+ years I have been producing, planning, creating, strategizing, managing, holding space, performing miracles and magic all in this pretty little package called events.
If you want in on what I am creating and all the juicyness that’s happening, now is the time to come play with me and my awesome team. We’re going to rock your world!