If I could print über-truthful business cards, my title would be: “Crusher of 19 Year Old's Dreams”, or “Fantasy Job Reign-er-inner”, but as it stands College Instructor of Special Events is the official printed title. This illustrious title was secured by a long career which has included:
- Organizing games of hide-'n'-seek that span two continents (well not really, but when you’re a kid two blocks can certainly seem like two very separate continents.)
- Wrapping cornstalks for a fall pumpkin festival without the help of step-by-step instructions posted on Pinterest.
- Frying chicken for every graduation, communion and confirmation party on the South side of Chicago.
These formative lessons led me to a career in the special events industry. With all of this necessary experience, I transitioned myself into an adjunct faculty member and found myself perched on a soapbox hollering about the one thing I was destined to teach… event planning.
I haven't written the next great American novel yet, but it's definitely on my mind. In the meantime, I write a blog
about what it means to break into the world of event planning.