First, let me say that I value my time with my friends and family. I lead a relatively busy life and always welcome the joy and laughter that comes with gathering with people I enjoy being around. It's one of the reasons why I quit medicine. I just couldn't be at the beck and call of a hospital... not, when cousins are graduating, babies are being born, and my older aunts and uncle go on to become ancestors.
On a slightly unrelated note, I also have a love for planning a great party. Maybe it's the design, or the decor, or maybe it's the good times that a good party can bring. You can tell by the effort that I put into my son's first birthday party- I like to do it up for a shindig.
Earlier this year I was asked to work on a party for a close family member of mine. She was turning 50. I was so honored that she thought of me when it came to planning the perfect party. So, of course I got to work...literally. She didn't really know what she wanted- only that she wanted to incorporate her favorite things. I used Pinterest as a source of inspiration because I was under a huge time constraint and needed to act fast. I needed to bring the color red, shoes, handbags, and all things glamorous to this celebration.
I worked on invites and the candy table. It was so much fun. It didn't feel like... work. And then a funny thing happened. I got to assist my brother who was actually the photographer for the evening. This was shaping up to be a good experience.
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So, the big decision I have to make? I have the opportunity to shoot with my brother for an upcoming event. This would give me great practice, help my brother, and is really right up my ally. But then- I'd miss missing out on the good times. 2 parties to be exact. When the best of both world's collide- isn't that why I left medicine?
What's a girl to do?