Well, I've realized that in my life, another version of that... "Pride cometh before the stall."
If you've already heard this story, I apologize.
When I was in college I had dreams and aspirations of planning New York Fashion Week and the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics...
(gymnastics, diving and swimming are the reason to watch the summer olympics - I'm even considering using paid time off from work this summer to watch them - I digress).
Also while in college, I was telling someone that I was getting my degree in Entertainment Business and my focus was Special Events.
The words that followed my (what might as well have been a memorized speech of how I explained my major and goals) answer defined the course of what has happened since...
"Oh, so you want to be a party planner?"
Wait for it... wait for it...
What happened in real life: Smile and change the subject.
What happened in my head: NO! I want to plan extraordinary events that people will talk about! Events that get media attention! Events that MATTER! Not some kid's 3rd birthday party!
Anyway, after that encounter I decided that I didn't want to be a "party planner" and wanted to do something "more" with my life.
aka - the "stall" of what my God given talents and gifts could lead me into as a career in event planning.
Now, I shake my head at that immature and prideful "college Elizabeth."
Fast forward to "14 month (today actually!) post-college graduate Elizabeth" - I spend my free time drooling over all of the perfectly executed parties that I see on the blogs I subscribe to. No detail overlooked or forgotten.
Planning Doublemint's bridal shower has my event planner juices flowing again - Now, I'd love to plan a kid's birthday party - anyone want to volunteer their child's upcoming celebration to my cause?
Seriously, how cute are these parties: Dino-mite Birthday Party, Dr. Seuss Party and Golf Theme Party (just a few of my favorites!)
I'm off to Dallas this weekend, and I'm hopeful that Mommacita will help me shop for some serving plates for Doublemint's shower - ooooooh I just can't wait to show you all that I've got planned for this shower - but she reads the blog so it's got to stay a secret for now!
So, who knows... maybe I still have a future with New York Fashion Week - or even the Olympics - I wonder where they'll be in 2020. OMG, goal: be involved with the olympics in 2020 (what a cool year!! #dorkmoment)
I hope you have a great weekend! I seriously could not be more excited for this weekend with Mommacita. Missing her so much and this girl's weekend is going to be just the thing I need!
Live life glamorously,
p.s. Thank you BLC for the shout out today!!