CAN I JUGGLE?
When I started in my current senior level IT job, my 2 peers handed me 3 balls and a book on juggling. At first I thought these two are a bit odd, but soon their point hit me. Can I juggle? The answer, yes quite well.
In many professions and things we do in life juggling is a must to be successful. Wedding planning is one of those. Nothing comes at you single threaded. Wouldn’t that be great if it did? You could say so today I will work on DJs. Done? Yes, check. Ok now flowers. I know people who prefer it that way and I get it, but that is not reality for wedding planning. In fact, not reality for life or at least not my life.
Many of us have work, school, family, exercise, personal life, bills, grocery shopping and the dreaded house work just to name a few things that just don’t stop, take a number, and get in line. We can put them off, but with all of them we have to give them attention or suffer the consequences.
Planning a wedding includes so many ‘to do’ details from the very large like your venue to the little things like picking out your guest book. Many times each detail requires several vendor meetings, quotes, contracts and ultimately decisions and it is just overwhelming. Once you start the wedding planning it just takes off and you try to keep up!
As your day gets closer you have to double check and verify everything. Some of the things you are checking you did months ago. This is when the tasks and details that were hiding from you surface! They were lurking, yes lurking just waiting to pop out and yell SURPRISE! Just when you thought I’m almost done, you are at it again, but now your wedding day is almost here so delays are not an option!
So you are getting married, you are excited, you are ready to plan on your own…stop and ask yourself ‘Can I juggle’?