Last week was probably one of the busiest weeks of my life. When I was granted the role of special events coordinator of my organization, I knew it would be difficult. I was constantly reminded by both the president and vice president of how hard my position, but, just being Elizabeth, I tried to stay optimistic and do my best to rise to the occasion. Being special events coordinator means I coordinate special events (hence the name).
Ironically, my job was smooth sailing…until we reached the end of the school year. All of a sudden several “special events” had to put on by me and my assistant. Nothing could compare to the Spring Charity Gala we had to put on: calls after calls, emails after emails, approval forms after approval forms. All of a sudden, the people that assured you they would help were MIA. It was more than overwhelming. My organization depending on us, and so was the charity to which we were donating. In the midst of all this, I was still a student, and organic chemistry was calling my name. I had to learn how to balance the two, to ensure success for myself and my organization. Come the day of the event, my assistant and I were still running like chickens with their heads cut off, but somehow everything worked out by that evening. Everyone came out and enjoyed themselves. I am incredibly grateful that the school year ended on a great note, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the next school year has in store.