Charmed Life: The Early Days (#TBT)

For those of you who have read (or at least seen) some of my earlier posts, you know that I started this blog to document my internship at Citygirl. I had no idea that I’d end up using it to document and promote my career post-college.

I believe I’ve touched on some of the events I worked on and attended with Citygirl. After all, it was the start of my semi-charmed life and I didn’t even know it. But I suppose you get used to the glitz and glam of a certain lifestyle…n’est pas?

The first event Shar, my boss at Citygirl, took us to was the opening of this posh club on the North West Side of Chicago. Since the owners were essentially schmoozing Shar, the other interns and I basically got VIP treatment. I mean, I was satisfied just because I was allowed to drink wine at work (I had just turned 21 a few months prior)…so I was definitely not complaining.

Let’s be real: I loved every minute of it.

Not all of the events we attended were like that, though. While we did attend a gorgeous event on the top floor of the Wit on State Street, we also worked our butts off at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. And then once wedding season was in full swing, we ditched our heels for ballet flats and pranced around hotels and venues like Santa’s Elves at Christmastime. We also helped out with a few gorgeous bridal photo shoots that Shar coordinated…and not only did I love it because, hello, photo shoot! But also because I got to live-tweet and Instagram the whole thing.

Shar would also take us (interns) to events to help us network. That’s definitely a lesson I learned from her and have applied to my post-grad life. It’s hard work keeping up with contacts, but it’s fun. My mommy always told me that it’s about who you know, in any business, and working with Shar opened up a whole new world of networking: parties.

The Charmed Life is definitely a lifestyle I’ve become accustomed to, and I love it. My outgoing personality simply does not permit me to constantly be behind a screen…and the more glamorous the event, the better. But obviously, I do love writing and I love online marketing because I’m both writer and chatterbox. Plus, I’m kind of a workaholic, so when I go to events, no matter who or what they’re for, it’s a great way for me to trick myself into thinking I’m not working.

After all, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

…And I am far from dull.


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