Dear friends it has been a week since I have written but it feels like an eternity- it has been that busy of a week. It’s kind of hard to know what to mention first. To give you some idea, I have been working on 3 jobs- not including my volunteer work, family, friends, church, voice lessons, and other responsibilities.
Job 1 Managing properties
Last week I checked 3 groups in and 3 out of all 3 properties and made sure all the cleaning, paperwork and payments were done. Plus, I had to take care of the continual marketing of the properties, including beginning advertising for the holiday’s and making future appointments. In addition, I scheduled 4 new tenants for the homes over the next 6 months which required discussions, emails, deposits and more. There are also 3 people in limbo without a firm commitment at the moment.
I also worked with my dad on designing fliers for the homes, business cards and still had to make purchases of dvds, XBOX 360 (so out of my element on that one!), cleaning supplies, towels and a few other items. I even purchased and monogrammed towels that are specially designed for female guests to use with their make-up (classy hah!).
Job 2 Grabber warmer van
Last week I picked up the new Grabber warmer van which I will use this Winter to set up events to market the warmers. You know how you sometimes see vehicles outside of stores pushing products like cell phones? That’s the kind of thing I will be doing. So, not only did I pick up the van, but I went to the outdoor retailers show on Friday to get training on how to set up and run events. It sounds like it is going to be a lot of work- more than I bargained for. Stephanie from GPG said that it could be a full time job if I wanted it to be.
After the show I spent the whole next day getting things ready for a GPG party I catered and planned for warmer employees and reps.
Job 3 Event planning
Last week things came full circle for my company Catalyst Events and Marketing. I went through the process of registering my company name and filling out the application for a business license (I actually turned in the papers today). I also worked feverishly on my website . I am finding I have to relearn a lot of what I knew at Linguatronics before my mission (frustrating!). At the same time I had to plan the menu and do all of the shopping and prep for the party on Saturday. It was almost 2 full days of preparation to be ready for the party- and ready I was.
There are few moments that are perfect in life but the party was one of them for me. Everything looked great, tasted great and I felt like such a professional. I have always wanted to be a classy woman who could pull everything together and make people happy. At the party I was that woman. It was amazing. When I get pictures from my dad I will post them. He took pictures of the party for my website which should be up soon. I’m working hard on it. I am not joking when I say it was one of the best days of my life. It is one thing to say I can plan great events and it is another to go out and do it. I even used mostly my own recipes. The rest were from the barefoot contessa! Yum!
So, that’s the 3 jobs! It’s crazy how I can go from 0 jobs at the end of May to 3 in August! The hard part is I am actually excited about all of them. The key to keeping me sane is that everyone involved knows of my limits especially me. Plus, it is all stuff I enjoy. I continue to feel that if I am going to have problems these are the kinds I want. I enjoyed my time of waiting and now I am loving my time of being hyper-used.
In the end, I keep coming back to the feeling I have had from the day I quit my job. I knew then and I know now that everything will be Ok. I know that the Lord is watching out for me and that He loves me. I have said it a million times but never have I felt more prompted to make a decision than I did when I left my old job. It is this sense of inner-peace and direction that makes me, even with all the craziness of 3 jobs (plus family, friends, church, healthy living, and a social life) , feel a calm. It’s hard to explain but nonetheless true.
I will keep you’all updated on everthing that happens with my life (including moving somewhere in the next month or so- that’s a whole different ball of wax I have to figure out. For another blog entry!).
Oh- and I have also tried to squeeze in a little of my favorite TV time- the Olympic games. Go USA!!!!!!