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Countdown to 40 – My Not So 101 in 1001 Days List

This post was originally posted in 2015 on my old blog and I wanted to repost it here, so I can do a recap very soon. Have you heard of the Day Zero Project? Day Zero started out with this challenge of doing 101 things in 1001 days. The originators figured that rather than starting a New Year’s Resolution or a Bucket List and not sticking to it, 1001 days is a better timeframe to actually accomplish goals without too much procrastination setting in. I LOVE the idea, but let’s be real 1001 days amounts to 2.75 years. 2.75 Really? Can’t we just round up?  So I did. But not to 3 years. When this post was originally written, I was 35 and a little more than 4 years away from 40. That meant I had 1,614 days or 230 weeks and 4 days until my 40th birthday. Instead of…

My Personal Theme for 2019

MEvery year I like to pick a word that will resonate with me and will stand as a theme throughout the year. Last year it was hard for me to choose and I didn’t pick my word for the year, which was FEAR until we were two months into the new year. But 2019 was different; I actually had my word picked out in early November. My Word for 2019 The mindset has become very important to me. I’ve always known that your thoughts affect your actions, but that fact really started to stand out as the year progressed. I started to notice that what I fed into my mind and what beliefs I started to hold true, really affected my actions. When I started to alter my perspective and the way I handled situations, the results started to change as well. So my word for 2019 is: MINDSET. …

Life of an Event Planner pt. 4

Today, I am finishing up the recap of my nine days in California and my behind-the-scenes look at event planning.  You can catch Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the recap on the blog or select the “Event Planner” highlight story in my Instagram bio.  Now let’s get started with day 8, the last day of the convention. This day generally is an easy-going day. Day 8 – Thursday, September 27 Thankfully, I get to sleep in again this day, at least until 6 a.m. I hopped out of bed, took a shower and then hopped back in bed. Finally, I roused up enough energy to get dressed and made it to our 7 a.m. breakfast. Today, I choose to wear something that I hardly EVER wear, but I think it’s important for every professional woman to have at least one in their closet. What is it? A suit! In the past, I’ve…

Life of An Event Planner Pt. 3

I’m recapping my nine days in California and giving you a behind-the-scenes look at event planning.  You can catch Part 1 and Part 2 of the recap on the blog or select the “Event Planner” highlight story in my Instagram bio.  Now let’s get started with day 7. It’s the second day of the convention and finally, I can sleep in. And by sleeping in, I mean sleeping until 6:00 am. Here’s how the day went. Day 7 – Wednesday, September 26 7:00 am is the scheduled morning meeting for with my co-workers and after breakfast, I head down to the Expo floor.  I do another drive-around with signs placing some pull-up banners around the expo floor. The doors open to the Expo at 9:00 am and the day moves along pretty smoothly. I choose this super stylish Tie Neck Ruffled Hem Mini Dress from Eloquii for the second day of…

Life of An Event Planner pt. 2

Did you miss part 1 of my recap in Anaheim? You can read all about it here.  When packing for this trip to Anaheim, I knew right away I was going to bring #allThingsEloquii for my outfits during the show. Eloquii is always my go-to for business trips and events because not only is their clothing great for the professional woman, but it’s stylish and fun as well. And since this was my first time running the Expo floor all by myself, I wanted to look the part of a Trade Show Manager. Here’s how day six went: Day 6 – Tuesday, September 25 Today is opening day for the convention, but before we can get to that, first up is the 5K. I wake up at 4:00 am this day, to be downstairs by 4:45 am. I finally meet Ryan, my Race Director for the first time. Ryan and I spent…