Sometimes things work out exactly the way you imagined, exactly the way you planned.
Most of the time however, they don't.
Mistakes or miscommunications are made, circumstances change, space is unavailable, your budget is cut, numbers go up then down then up again.
How do we get through it? How to we execute an event or program or anything else when it seems like the details are coming apart at the seams?
Start with this:
"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference."
The wisdom to know the difference . . . that's the key !
Have you read your manual (all of it, even the less interesting parts)?
Where you as prepared as you possibly could have been?
Did you use effective communication with the people you're working with?
Even while you're frustrated, were you mindful of your words and language to others?
If so....then that's all we do.
Our job in creating chapter or campus events is to create programming that positively represents our chapter's values, gives sisters the opportunity to develop their friendships and come closer together . . . not to mention have a little fun !
So what, the balloons are the exact shade of chartreuse that you imagined ! So what, one name tag is missing the slightest bit of glitter ! In my experience, especially with Recruitment, is that the little things I think are SOOOOO terrible at the time, can sometimes make the party or the event even better!
If we are all doing all that we can, and all that we are responsible for . . . then we just have to roll with it.
Have a back up plan for situations that are foreseeable. Pack a few extra everything. But, no matter what be proud, and remember that people know what they see in front of them, not what you imagined or expected. They see what's there and now, and I can assure you, no matter the situation, they're seeing something amazing!
Baby, just roll with it . . .