My big exciting news is that I got one! A real j-o-b!
Since September, I have been playing around with the idea of making a major life change. I started it slowly yet with supreme confidence that I was doing the right thing. I left my most beloved acting class, I started assisting the woman that was our wedding coordinator, I started looking for jobs in events and most importantly I made a mental shift. It was not an easy journey, but one that I made largely with the unconditional love of my husband and support from family and close friends. I woke up to a passion and a love that I've had for a long time. Weddings. And now, I'm on my way. I really feel it.
That being said, back to my news! My new job! I am the Events Concierge at the new JW Marriott/Ritz Carlton at LA Live. Amazing, no? I'm so excited! I went in to sign the paperwork today and got the tour and now it feels very real.
This is not my "dream" job, but it is a foot in the door. It's laying down the stones, making a path for me to walk on. The path I want to walk down.
And it's the real deal! I'm getting a blackberry, a laptop and TWO sets of business cards! One for the Ritz and one for the JW Marriott...I mean, that's legit!
I do miss telling stories, but I don't miss the business side of things. I love that I got this job because of my brain and my ambition, not because I was the right height or the right hair color. That feels so good.
The hotel opens in downtown LA on February 15, so I'm sure I will have many stories for the blog as I go through training.
I'm on my way you guys...I'm going to be a very successful wedding and event coordinator and planner! It's happening. And I'm ready!