Tuesday, January 26, 2010


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!


  1. How awesome is this?! Congrats Jessi! I've got a bunch of friends out there, so if any them need a planner ill totally drop your name, :) -josh kluchka

  2. Congratulations!!!! I'm afraid this might mean no making ice cream sessions on a random Wednesday, but I will survive : )

    So happy for you!!

  3. Hey sis!!!! Congrats...your following in your big brothers footsteps in hotel management....enjoy the ride and the one piece of advise.....HAVE FUN and don't get too stressed....Marriott gave me some great years and great experiance. Can't wait to see your office.....

  4. Josh- Thanks so much and please do! I'm very affordable as far as planners go right now! :) Hope you're having fun with YOUR planning right now!

    Siri - I know! What a bummer. We'll just have to walk and make ice cream on the weekends now. Strange, I realize. Maybe we can get a walk in before I start next week. :)

    Bubba - Thanks for the advice! It feels good to follow your footsteps. Love you!

  5. Congrats! That sounds like so much fun....

  6. YAY!!!! Jessi I had no idea.. this is so fricken awesome. I'm very happy for you and want to hear details soon. I mean really.. how long has it been? We are ruining our good streak! Miss YOU!