Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"I don't think I could go on a first date if I couldn't drink!"

We're going to play a game called guess which sister of mine gave me the above quote. You may submit your answers below. The winner receives a high five upon our next encounter.

So lately I've been getting pretty serious about this whole Event Planning thing. I have taken on the task of planning the wedding of a very good friend of mine in hopes that it will lead me to more clients, a portfolio, and perhaps some guidance in this area. I'm starting to realize that while running my own event planning business is something that I was never really interested in, it may be the only way to really get into this business. At my "advanced age" (I'm only 24 but apparently that's like super old when it comes to this type of thing) I don't really qualify for internships and because I don't have an actual college degree I don't qualify for an entry level job. As you can probably imagine, I am getting super frustrated. For a while I was kind of upset that I have to devote this next school year to nannying (the salon job didn't work out) instead of something I actually care about BUT it is giving me the time to do some research. Like today, I discovered that there is a difference between a Bridal Consultant and a Wedding Planner. Sistah #1 guessed the differences before I even looked it up. She's just super smart like that I guess. ANYWAY I'm trying to figure out where to really go from here. Are online certifications a total scam? My one side of my brain ( I don't know which, you can pick) says "DUH NICOLETTE OF COURSE IT IS! Don't be an idiot!!" while the other half (the opposite of the one you originally chose) is saying "But it would be so easy to use this time I have to get a certification without actually having to go to school and spend your nights crying over your math homework..." Math is my nemesis. It makes my throat get all dry and my stomach starts to hurt and I get the urge to drop to the fetal position and cry, cry, cry in the lonely night. So you can see my dilemma here. I know that eventually I want to have a college degree. That is part of my ultimate goal. But the other part of my ultimate goal is to actually start my career of choice before I am 80. So am I trying to find any loophole possible? Yes. There is no doubt about it. I admit, I am a big fan of taking the easy way out if it will benefit me. 

Also, just to clarify, I do know that an online certification is not the equivalent of a college degree.