Suck-it-up: Things I wish I would have known when I was fifteen.

No matter how much you prepare, most events in life seldom work out exactly as planned.  I, for one, don’t love this aspect of life.  It can be very disheartening when I’ve put in the effort and things go awry from the grand scheme in my mind anyway.  But that’s the kicker, the more people involved, the more opinions and visions you have of the same event.  It’s impossible to expect everyone to see things the way you do.  At least, this is what I try and tell myself even though the perfectionist in me is kicking an imaginary garbage can over in frustration.

And right about now is when I have a decision to make.  I can either suck-it-up, or let the poor attitude growing inside me ruin what everyone else is seeing as a great time.
Of course I suck-it-up, though, I’ll be honest, I could use a little more work on my poker face.

So when you find yourself coordinating a large event I hope you’ll remember to suck-it-up too, even if it ends up looking nothing like you imagined.  When melding that many personalities together, the event is bound to take on a life of its own.

About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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