my husband has always said i'm impatient. like a kid waiting for christmas morning, i'm given present after present, opportunity after opportunity to do the things i love to do and yet it takes time and hard work and patience to be able to get to the point where you can reap the benefits of your trade.
when i was a young child i don't remember ever wanting to be a doctor like all the other kids. i'd make believe i was a business woman, taking important calls, going to important meetings-- i had corporate dreams-- big corporate dreams. sure as i grew older, i got educated to work in what they say is a lucrative field. but it wasn't enough. i wasn't excited about what being in my profession entailed.
programming is great! it keeps my brain active. and when i am able to code a clean and ingenious application, it gets me a little excited, but i miss the adrenalin rush.
the last time i felt that rush was... last year... producing my husband's beauty pageant. it was amazing! you couldn't tell by watching it how few people were involved in making it all happen. and yet, we did it, on such a grand scale. i was looking at certification programs for event planners and according to schools offering these programs, the earning potential of an event planner is about the same as a programmer if not more so depending on your performance. how awesome is that? and of course when you're producing the event, most likely you will earn more.
but of course there is a lot to do before we can set up the new business we registered as a full-pledged event planning and production business. we have the name registered, the business license, we plan to get certification sometime this year or next year. we plan to produce at least one event before the end of the year and planning events for other people is ok too if we manage to get some business. right now, we have to cross our fingers, work really hard and be patient... things are looking better already:)