Considering our launch party was the first large-scale FreelyBe event, you’d think the week leading up to it would be a complete nightmare of stress of problems. That’s what I was prepared for, at least. But thankfully…despite a few mishaps here and there…things were surprisingly smooth.
On Wednesday I made the selfish move of taking a few hours to get my hair done at John Barrett Salon. Hey, the host has gotta look her best, right?
Then on Thursday Jessi and I headed way uptown to Costco and Target for party supplies (x10).
It was a long day, but nothing a little coffee and a well-done list couldn’t solve.
Speaking of lists, have I mentioned how much I love them? Because I like, really do. Throw some bubble wrap in the mix and you’ve got an instant stress reliever. Trust me.
Friday was pretty much a blur. In addition to loading and unloading the car about five times, setting up the actual event, and going back and forth to Brooklyn for more equipment…
Well, let’s just say by the time Jessi and I had to walk 25 blocks home to get ready for the event (thanks to the daily disaster that is NYC rush hour traffic) nothing could phase us. We made it back just in time to train our staff, tie together all loose ends, and start the party.
…and party we did.
…and just like that, the FreelyBe launch party became a wonderful, couldn’t-have-been-better memory.
After a few months of planning, I’ll probably still be in “unwind” mode for another day or two. Watching lots of movies has helped, as well as cupcakes and a cozy Monday Night Football get-together with my friends.
So…what now? I’d be lying if I said it didn’t feel weird to move on from working on our website and launch party, which is what has consumed FreelyBe for most of 2012. This week/season is definitely one of transition – a transition that I’m excited to make. I can’t wait to see what FreelyBe (and thus my life) turns in to, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that this is all taking place during my favorite season…
So here’s to change. Here’s to newness. Here’s to not really knowing what the next day, month, or year has in store…and being 100% okay with it.
What’s the last life transition you made?