As some of you might know, I just recently started a new job as the Event Coordinator for AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America). I have been working so hard to put together my first official event with them, the Global and Luxury Summit. They hold one every year, and this year's (from what I heard) was over the top and exceptionally well put together thanks to the work of Monica and I. Monica is the Manager of Event Planning, and sadly, this was her last event with AREAA as she will be starting a new job soon. She's taught me A LOT about event planning which is something that I've wanted to do since I was a little girl.
With that being said, starting this job and having my first successful event was a dream come true. I won't go into too many details about what I had to do, but I will tell you that seeing all your hard work pay off and being able to do something that you've always wanted to try is extremely rewarding. I've felt stuck for a while and this past weekend seeing the event come to fruition and how many people enjoyed it gave me such a blissful feeling of FULFILLMENT.
Something that I've come to realize with being in school is that you can feel hopeless, or stuck, or stagnant. I feel like this especially applies when you have a job that you're solely doing just to pay the bills. But keep your head up and finish strong because once you find something that you enjoy doing, then it's all worth it. Would I recommend going to school and taking on a job that you could see as your career... honestly no because the amount of stress I've been taking on is kinda traumatizing. Of course take those internships and jobs that you think you might like, but starting a job that you truly want to build a career in can be difficult to balance and be distracting. Don't let the job take over the priority of going to and FINISHING school. But if you know you have the work ethic and drive, then go for it. An important lesson that I've held onto for years now, is that you can always say no. You can always quit and start over. There is no such thing as being stuck or limited if you have the gull and will to do what you want to do. Just make sure that you don't burn any bridges. Be the best version of you at all times because the relationships that you make during your journey go a long way and can further guide you down the right path.
There's my wisdom for the day! Some details that I think you guys will enjoy about my trip is that it was incredible to experience luxury travel and destinations. Although I was working the entire time and I didn't get the full luxury experience, it was so cool to be able to stay at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, for practically an entire week. The staff was incredible, the location was right on Rodeo Drive, and the food made the experience so memorable. The hotel was actually the place they shot Pretty Woman! I got to eat at some very fancy restaurants including Avra and The Grill on the Alley and even met some celebrities. I got to work closely with our keynote speakers at the event including Alpana Singh, Alan Yang, and Jeannie Mai. The most memorable part of all truly was getting to know our members and making connections. Hearing about what they enjoyed and being able to take pride in what it is that I do.
If anyone wants to come out to our next event, we'll be in Boston for our National Convention!
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