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Sunday in my new reading corner with #untamed 💜 📖
I've been debating whether to share this now because of what is going on. On top of everything else, it's been an extremely stressful time to be in events. Some #eventprofs have already (sadly and unfairly) been made redundant due to the current cancellation/postponment of live events, and the others are trying to reinvent an entire industry. This is no small task and one that, when added to the current situation, can cause a huge amount of pressure. But, alas, as all my fellow event profs would say 'The show must go on'. We will somehow see the other side of this tunnel and we will be stronger than ever. So, in the spirit of keeping things going, here is my first Instagram VS Reality in Events: the way people think I go to work VS what I actually look like at 7am ready to commute for a long day of events. Events sounds like a glamouros industry and it is in many occasions. However, events managers are more often than not on the other side of the glamour, making it happen rather than enjoying it. Which is why on event days I always grab my backpack and put on my trainers, so that I'm ready for everything. I promise underneath all those layers there is a lovely event manager ready to rock! 🙌
Flat move nearly complete and obviously the first thing to get unpacked are my books. Nothing will ever come close to what a good book can do for my mental health. I will always learn from them and sometimes (especially these days) hide in the stories they tell. 📚 💕 P.S. a bit obvious, but this was not the only box of books.
Day 1 of working from home. We're about to move flat so the room usually set up as an office space is full of boxes but I have set myself up in the living room. It feels like being back in my previous role when 80% of my team was based remotely and my life was a constant call. Believe it or not it worked just fine and we all worked together brilliantly. Sure, every now and then my boss would be busy giving a bath to their toddler or a colleague of mine would be taking out the dog, but that never bothered me. It will be strange not to see people for a while but I'm focussed on the positives. Less time commuting, more time to rest and infinitely better lunches. If you have any questions on working from home or want to chat, please leave a comment below or in my stories. Would be happy to share some tips and also embarassing conference call stories 😂🙌
This perhaps doesn't necessarily apply to the current situation, but books have always been my safe space. I've read this a while ago but it was such a motivational read that I will deep in it for a bit again.🙏🏻
Sad. Happy. Scared. Fearless. Angry. Helpless. Confused. You are allowed to feel. In the past few days I've seen so many comments and attacks against the ways people have reacted to things. I have also spoken with several friends, colleagues and family who all have reacted differently to the current situation. At first, I felt the need to express my opinion because I am a very vocal person and I want to share my ideas far and wide. Then I realised that it wasn't what we need right now or ever really in situations of stress. People just need to be able to feel their emotions and don't get judged if they express them. We should offer help and guidance (if able to), not opinions and facts. So if you have been going through a tough time, for whatever reason that may be, please know that you are allowed to feel exactly what you're feeling. Your feelings are valid. It's not wrong to feel. We shouldn't ask people to hide the way they feel. Let's share more, stop judging and make sure we can support each other. 💕 Swipe for a lovely picture of a lake near my uncle's place in Italy that he sent me to tell me he was ok.
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