From the life of this SmallTownGirl…
This semester, I am in an Event Planning class. I absolutely LOVE it, but not AT ALL for the reasons I thought I would.
When I got in the class, I thought it’d be a lot of lecture and teaching us what to do in planning events. I could not have been more wrong. There has been very little instruction, and A LOT of hand on learning. We’ve basically been thrown into the water in a sink or swim situation.
Thankfully so far I have managed to swim (even though I’m hopeless at swimming in real life). I have been able to take many event projects on and run with them, much to my surprise and much to the dl
This past weekend, my Event Planning class helped plan and sponsor a series benefit concerts helping the Ad Club at Oklahoma State. It was the Creative Lightening Awards Music Festival that was in honor of Monica Dudley. I was surprised by how involved I got in the event. I sat in on several meetings with the venue personnel, final set-up and miscellaneous meetings. I even impressed my teacher enough to be the only Executive member for the event that was not in Ad Club.
For me, this event was a real eye opener. It let me see the ins and outs of what event planning really takes. It allowed me to become passionate about something that I would have never realized I would love doing. Had I not taken this class, I would have probably never been exposed to some of the experiences of planning an event that I now know how to do. I sure would’ve never been offered those type of opportunities in my hometown.
We’ll talk more next week. Until then, reach for the stars without forgetting about your roots.