"No, the goldfish in the centerpieces aren't dead . . . they're just sleeping."
Admit it. If you are an event planner, you're just not normal. The good news is, you are not alone, there are many of us hyper-alert, over-caffeinated, clipboard-holding earthlings wandering the planet. Perhaps you can relate to these confessions of event planners:
Check your work email *cough cough* during church
Go to events you aren't interested in, just to check out the venue
Polish your shoes with a Sharpie pen before an event
Eat your own special food in your hotel room instead of the catering
"Check on things" to justify slipping out during a boring speaker
Smile and respond to someone, and immediately wonder what they asked and what you said
Set "special" ringtones for people that annoy you
Discover during a formal dinner that you are still wearing house slippers
Your lanyard is the nicest necklace you own
People who ride in your car complain that they get glitter on their pants
Don't be shy - join in the therapeutic exercise of adding your event planner confessions in the comment section below. I can't wait to hear yours!