Loretta's Countdown to 60

Aging on my terms - Daily musings in 500 words or so

Tag: working

Fixing things

When John and I got the news his sentence would be community service, we were overjoyed. Over the coming months, we worked side by side at the Boys & Girls Club repainting interiors, working with the kids and helping out with special money raising events.

I had been a volunteer for the Boys & Girls Club before, and it was a natural fit to pick that charity to help. John was in his element as a natural Mr. Fix-it and was happy to help out an organization in need.

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A calendar of emotions

Have you ever associated an object with an emotion?

I hate desk calendars. I just recently bought one to pull the pages off and stick to the refrigerator. I thought it would be a good way to keep track of my schedule with diet and exercise.

But it didn’t take long to realize it was a source of contention for me. Let me back up and explain. Continue reading

What’s the best job you’ve ever had?

This weekend I shared that I worked the Military Ball event, here in Santa Barbara. I also shared that of all the things I’ve done, being an event planner and working events is my favorite job.

I’m not sure exactly why, but I like to try different careers. I’ve been a farm worker, waitress, secretary, telemarketer, daycare provider, phlebotomist, OR unit secretary, farmer, contractor, saddle maker, sales associate, spa manager, realtor,  personal assistant, executive assistant, caretaker, event planner, vacation rental manager,  estate manager, and blogger. Whew!  Continue reading

Weekend Event – Military Ball

If I had to pick a favorite job, it would be event planning. I have helped plan weddings, birthdays, homecomings, street parties, black tie events, celebrity events, and intimate dinners. When I was running the show, there was so much pressure as well as immense reward.

After a year of working strictly for billionaires last year, I needed a break. But this summer I was fortunate enough to run into one of the top event planners in Santa Barbara. I told her if she ever needed help to give me a call. And she did.

It’s been fun to work in events again, and to let someone else take the lead. Last night was the 2017 Military Ball and I had the honor of working it.  Continue reading

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