I’m always intrigued by the makeup of a person’s personality and believe that we’re often influenced by those we admire. For instance, I am reminded of my ‘big sister’ Wendi often as I see parts of her mannerisms come out in me when I smile and laugh. There are words we pick up from being around others, habits we adopt, and quirks that we take on as our own….sometimes good and sometimes bad.
I’m also amazed by how much astrology signs play into personalities. Me? I’m a Gemini (June 16 if you want to get me a present!) and it’s not uncommon for me to go from being super extraverted to a homebody for days at a time, showcasing the Twin trait. I started following @TheDailyGemini a while back and often favorite tweets from that account as I read and think “That’s TOTALLY me!”
Do you have any traits of your ‘sign’ that definitely describe who you are? Would love to hear more about you and your sign in the comments. Oh, and here’s a few more insights into me as a Gemini:
This DEFINITELY helps with being an event producer. I love problem solving and the stress of a situation to come up with a way to make it amazing.
This is an important one…as soon as I actually admit I’m stressed out, it’s usually 15 points above a regular level of stress.
I’m super duper independent. Interpret as needed…
First off, let me answer the question “what the hell is NaBloPoMo??” To start, it’s short for National Blog Posting Month, a time when people commit to posting on their blogs at least once a day for the full month.
For me, it’s torture. I’ve promised numerous times that I would blog more, yet…I don’t update as often as I wish I did. I frequently say, “there’s a blog post in my head that I need to write” ™. There are multiple reasons as to why I don’t blog and the one I’ll admit publicly is that my ADHD is too severe to sit down and…LOOK! Shiny things!!
In all honesty, I get stage fright when I write. I wonder if readers will fully follow my train of thought. But don’t worry, it’s not you; it’s me. It’s hard to get the thoughts from my head to my fingers fast enough and I think that more times than not, my thoughts end up being a mumbled mess of words that I totally understand because they’re MY thoughts, yet make no sense to those outside of my head. Does that make sense? I’m also the first to admit that my grammar is horrific. And even as I type that sentence, I’m refusing the urge to research if that’s the correct form of the word horror to use.**
Because of these roadblocks I create for myself, my routine is to draft a post and never publish it, for fear of it sounding unintelligent on multiple levels. Truth be told, I have a high IQ (I was accepted into Mensa)*** and enjoy deep conversation. It’s just easier to abandon my thoughts than finish a post and click the publish button.
So there you have it. Honesty…horrific grammar and all, as well as the precise reason as to WHY I’m doing NaBloPoMo. It will give me an opportunity to hopefully break through these roadblocks. I hope you’ll join me for the ride and as a bonus, I give you permission to call me a masochist as I kick off NaBloPoMo.
**I lied–I totally looked it up.
I’ve been teasing for a while that I have some BIG news coming and it’s time to share more about what I’m doing. I’m very excited to announce that I’m starting an event production house with my business partner, Janetti Chon, who I deeply respect and admire as an event professional. Check out our new venture:
As Janetti and I had lunch together almost a month ago, we talked about what we were passionate about both in work and in life and it just clicked. We needed to not only work together, but PARTNER together to join forces to create and produce events.
It’s been a fast and furious four weeks, which should not surprise you at all if you know Janetti or me. We have a website, are getting our business needs squared away and are lining up clients. I’ve always thought about starting my own company; it just never felt like the timing was right…until now!
So what do we do? EVERYTHING! We can manage, produce, design and create strategy for a variety of events ranging from conferences, C-suite summits, offsite employee retreats, themed dinners and creative corporate events. Want to work with us? Email hello [at] golightlyhouse [dot] com to tell us more!
Only seems appropriate seeing as I’m spending some time in L.A. this week…
Interesting fact: I have those same ears, but mine are black. °o°
If you’ve never heard of Bootie, then you’re missing out. It’s mashups to the highest level, but not just for your ears as they also add in visual pleasure!
One of my favorite DJs who mixes seamlessly is DJ Earworm. If you’re not bouncing along to the video below, you may want to check your pulse.