Monday, June 21, 2010

"First" Day of a New Blog

Welcome to the Creative Events by Design weekly blog. I am very excited about this new adventure for my company. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been planning events for over 13 years and Creative Events by Design has been in business for over 5 years. Time Goes By When You Are Planning Fun.” I’ve planned many, many, many different types of events over the years—some very simple, some a challenge, and some just crazy, but overall my events have been a lot of fun. What can I say---I have the best job in the world, I get to make people happy by planning their perfectly unforgettable event.

The goal of my blog is to pass along some of my professional event planning experience to my followers. I’m excited to read everyone's creative thoughts and comments. Some of the best ideas come from people thinking out loud. Each week there will be a new topic of discussion that I hope will be helpful so that you can use this information for future reference for your next perfectly unforgettable event. If you have a topic of discussion that you would like to see added to the list, please send me an email with your topics ideas. Submit all topic suggestions to

In honor of this being the “first” day of our “first” blog, I thought it would be fun to talk about memorable “firsts” in our lives. What better day to talk about “firsts” then the First Day of Summer. Today is June 21st and it’s the First Day of Summer. My favorite day of the year. I love SUMMER and the sunshine!! As adults, we have experienced so many “firsts” in our lives – first breath of air, first words, first step, first tooth, first day of school, first kiss, first date, first love…………. and the list goes on and on and on. With so many memorable “firsts” in our lives, my question to you is---“if you could pick a favorite “first” in your life, what would that be and why?” We all have a lifetime of “firsts” but there must be one that just sticks in your mind as your favorite.

To kick off the discussion, I will tell you one of my favorite “firsts.”

One of my favorite “firsts” is ---- the “first” time I bought a house. I was a single mother raising two wonderful children. Throughout most of their lives, I worked two jobs to make ends meet. I was working full time, taking care of two kids and a full time college student. I had a big load and it was one that wasn’t easy to carry. After graduating from college, my goal was to purchase a “real” home for my children.  Two years after college, I finally accomplish my goal – I bought my “first” home. I did this completely on my own without any financial help or assistance. On the day I signed the papers, I felt like I was worth $1million dollars because I just felt so complete inside myself. It was the most awesome feeling and one that I will never forget. I sold my “first” house a couple of years ago. Every now and then I will drive by the little house and remember the memories that me and my children created in that home and that wonderful feeling of accomplishment brings a tear to my eye and a big smile to my face.

Now it is your turn! I am looking forward to reading all about your wonderful favorite “firsts.”

Thank you for following the Creative Events by Design blog.

Happy “First” Day of Summer!!

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