A moment of calm before the storm that is the JFS Luncheon. I've been working my ass off these past few weeks and in just days, it'll all be over with. 1,100 guests will have come and gone, money will have been raised (fingers crossed for a record breaking year), supplies will be tucked back away.....sigh. So much work for 75 VERY important minutes. Every second will be scrutinized, every detail triple checked and I'm on the hook for all of it. No pressure :-)
I've been planning and managing events for 10 years now and I must say, this lunch is in a category of its own. It's a beast ya'll. An absolute BEAST. It chews you up and spits you out, then in a flash, it's over. And you know what? There's a bit of a depressing feeling once it's done. You are no longer the ring master, the gal in charge. People aren't asking you if you're hanging in there or if you are sleeping at night. The focus shifts to other pressing issues and you fade back into the background until winter creeps back in and planning can begin again. Ok, enough self loathing. Bring on the ruckus!!!