Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ever noticed that when your life is about to change or when big things happen, there is always a book to help lead you to that next step? I have. Book shelves are littered with the how to guides, and best tips, and so forth. I've always laughed and browsed right past them thinking ‘if you want to succeed, sticking your head into a book is not the way to do it!’ I'VE BEEN PROVEN WRONG! Who says there’s something wrong with a little more knowledge?!

Every year for Christmas my aunt has been sending my sister and I books. I personally have the guilty pleasure of indulging myself in romance novels. That is my idea of a good book. So usually I glance over the title and stick it on my shelf. I don't know what was different this year, maybe it was the fact that the real world is slowly inching closer, or maybe it was just the bright pink cover that grabbed my eye. Either way I sat down and actually read the book this year. Basic Black by Cathie Black 'The essential guide for getting ahead at work (and in life)'. Cathie Black is the President of Hearst Magazines and the book is just a combination of tips and rules and mantra's that she's developed over her many years of experience. A lot of what she says is common sense, but other parts she provides tools for embracing fear and gives tips on résumé’s and cover letters. Her ideas and life lesson's combined with real life stories and failures; give you a glimpse of the real world that shows you hope and reality.

With a little drive, we can all be successful. I suggest you check it out. If none the less you gain a few tips, which could potentially benefit you in the end!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Countdown: 137 days till I join the real world, which means I have 137 days to find a job!!!! :)

Hey All! I'm assuming that you have glanced over my "about me" and gained some insight into the author, me! But just in case, here's a refresher. My name is Brittani, I am 22-years-old and six months away from graduating from the U of O.

With the excitement of graduation always on my mind, the ever increasing question of what my future holds is a constant thought. I've spent the last 22 years of my life in school. Thats what I've done, but with 138 days left, the only thing I can think about is starting the next step of my life. Don't get me wrong, I love college and I love the experiences, memories and friendships I've developed while being here, but I think I'm ready for something new.

A New Beginning!!!!!

The purpose of this blog is to give some insight into the mind of a who is about to graduate college. What my fears, goals, ambitions, and tribulations are, and how I'm going to process and deal with the decisions I'm about to make.

To provide you with a little insight into the direction and interest this blog is going to take. Here's what my future plans holds as of right now. My future goals are to become an event coordinator. If you want a more technical and a clearer understanding of what type of company I want to work for, check-out Bolthouse Productions and read the 'about' section of the website. (If you recognize the name, its the production company that Heidi from 'The Hills' works for, and no I don't want to be Heidi ,I just want her Job!) :)

My idea is to start out in a production firm getting a job as an assistant or apprentice. Progressively throughout the years, I plan on moving my way up throughout the company eventually becoming an independent event coordinator with my own team. Eventually when I want to settle down and start a family, I am going to start my own event production firm in the event type I enjoy planning the most.

The reason I decided to go into event planning as my career, is because it combines all my talents and interest. I am an extremely organized, and determined person. With exceptional attention to detail. It's not about the fame, its not about the lifestyle, I enjoy the outcome that comes along with an event. The final reaction makes everything worth it. I have always been the one to plan the extravagant birthday parties for my friends, but it wasn't until I got into college and joined my sorority that I got the formal training or hands-on experience in planning, producing and executing an event. I enjoyed every minute of it. To follow that year long experience, last summer I joined the Eugene Celebration as an intern, and helped produce the three day street festival that celebrates all the is Eugene. Both of which were hands-on learning experiences, and only spurred on my dreams of becoming an event coordinator even more.

So I believe I've rambled enough as an introduction, to the life of me! Keep checking back to see what the days, weeks, and months left have to bring!