I Could Be a Party Planner

My wedding planner is a passive-aggressive nitwit who has the audacity to question my taste in music. Bob Seger is not “so over.”-The O.C.

I have a lot of free time on my hands right now. I know that’s not going to last once Piglet gets here. I also know that eventually he (and hopefully a future sibling) will end up in school, and I will once again have free time. It makes me daydream about what I’d like my future career to be.

I absolutely love planning parties and events. I think it would be really fun to be a party and event planner someday. I’d order event supplies and concession machines, help people plan their perfect event. I think weddings would be fun, even if I had to deal with a bridezilla or two. I just love all the little details that go into a party, from the favors, to the specialty drinks, to the decorations.

I think another fun thing about party planning would be hopefully working with larger budgets that I do for my own parties. I usually try to do everything for little to no cost, which means they’re not quite as cool as they could be. To have a budget to work with would be a dream come true! I think I would have way too much fun planning themed parties, events, the perfect wedding, you name it! And I’d get to be a part of someone’s special day. How cool would that be?

Do you ever daydream about starting a new career? If so, what would it be?

Thinking of Changing My Career

Roy: [answers phone] Hello IT. Have you tried turning it off and on again? … OK, well, the button on the side. Is it glowing? … Yeah, you need to turn it on. Err, the button turns it on. Yeah, you do know how a button works, don’t you? No, not on clothes.
[Moss’s phone rings. He answers it.]
Moss: Hello IT. Yuhuh. Have you tried forcing an unexpected reboot?
Roy: No, there you go, I just heard it come on. No, that’s the music you hear when it comes on. No, that’s the music you hear when… I’m sorry, are you from the past? –The IT Crowd

This week I’ve been going through a career crisis. I’m good at it, but it was never a dream of mine. I thought it would be a nice stable career, and that it wouldn’t matter that it wasn’t a dream.  I can’t help but feel guilty for complaining about my job when there are so many people without work right now. At the same time, I feel that if I keep going down this career path, I might be one of those people who spends 20 years doing something they don’t like that much, because they were too afraid to branch out and find something that makes them happy. So I’m thinking of getting my teaching credential, eventually.

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