A Look Back

A friend posted this vintage pic of me to Facebook last year. 

There are more recent days that I can’t remember, but this moment is pretty clear. This was during my junior year of college. My sorority was hosting a fundraiser, and my BFF and I were co-chairs. The tuxedo shirt was the evening’s uniform. A Soror snapped this pic while we were setting up. 
That event (DST King of Hearts Pageant) was the first event I’d ever planned. There were so many moving parts, and I was a bundle of nerves. One of the contestants was driving me batty, and I remember screaming at him at some point. There were a few other hiccups, but overall, the evening went well. 
I didn’t appreciate this photo until I ran across it a couple of weeks ago. I make my living as a project manager and event planner, so this pic is a glimpse of how I started. 
One thing I wish I had known then is that the unexpected will always happen, no matter how well you plan. What makes the difference is how you navigate the bumps along the way. Keep a cool head, a calm demeanor, and treat your team with respect. 
Oh, and wear comfortable shoes. I had on heels that night. My feet were killing me by the time I got home. 

10 thoughts on “A Look Back

  1. It’s so important to look back sometimes in order to put things in perspective! Congrats on your writing! I am doing the same on my blog. I like fashion, but writing is my passion.

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  3. This throwback wasn't so bad, but some of them are killers, LOL! Yes, I often say that I became the real me by working in Delta. I learned so much about myself and how to work with others. Shoot, I feel another post coming on!

  4. HA, the true work of the organization is REAL & most beneficial. We learn so much by chairing committees. Some people don't even recognize the strength they possess just by being active dedicated working members. This was a great read Soror! Don't you love when the homies post throwbacks 🙂

  5. I love your post! There is also an online calculator (or course I lost the link) that, once you plug the code number from the makeup, will tell you the manufacturer's and/or expiration date. This is helpful because sometimes we don't factor in the shelf time before we purchased the makeup. I used to use the stickers for my mascara to count the 3 months.

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