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Jan 02, 2004 6:18 pm re: Rebecca's 2004 Goals
Althea Garner

As a person who runs a business networking organization, most of my time is spent organizing events so that others can make quality business contacts and very often, my days run into 18 or 20 hours in duration.

With this in mind, I asked my husband "Honey, am I easy to live with?" He promptly retorted "I am not even going to go near that one". My response was clinical but objective: "Look. Monday I ramp up to the event. Tuesday I am tense and by Wednesday I am a Prozak case. That leaves 4 days of the week where I am a pleasure to live with, so at least you KNOW what to expect of me."

Don't worry about your husband. At least, like me, you are predictable and men like to know what to expect!

Fun, love and laughter to you!

> Rebecca St. Martin wrote:
> I had a New Years Day Party and it cracks me up to think that we were having too much fun playing games and COMPLETELY forgot to cover this ground: The discussion of what we plan for 2004...
>I think the biggest challenge I face is preparing for parties, meetings, gatherings, speaking engagements. I'm somewhat of a perfectionist and worry about whether everyone will have a good time. Once I'm actually in the "doing" -- or everything started and rolling, I'm perfectly fine. Beforehand, however, I do a lot of sweating and running around and changing my mind and losing my breath and panicing. Besides being quite uncomfortable for me, it drives my husband nuts.
>So one goal I have is to remember that while I can facilitate, others are responsible for their own good time, that they won't panic if I don't panic, and to accept help when offered. I've always felt that a good hostess has everything perfect even though my own experience at events is otherwise. I love chipping in, setting the table, helping with dishes, stacking folding chairs, etc. It gets done faster and is most times greatly appreciated.

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