Interning, and learning and blogging, OH MY!
Hi there! My name is Abby Washuta and just this week I’ve had the honor of accepting a position as an intern with Terrica and the oh-so-fabulous Once Upon Your Wedding, g.k.a. (glamorously known as) “The O.”
I graduated from Boston University in 2003 with a degree in psychology and quickly realized I did not know what I wanted to do now that I was “grown up.” Unlike many of my fellow graduates, however, it was not that I had no idea what to do; it was that I had too many ideas, and apparently not enough hours in the day to be employed as a psychologist, lawyer, writer, restaurant manager and florist. If only I could find one career to fulfill all of my many interests…was there such a thing?
Shortly thereafter, my boyfriend of six years asked me to marry him and I caught a serious case of bride-itis. He was in the army and we had to have a quick ceremony at the courthouse in our jeans, all along promising ourselves (er, well, promising the monster we’d created in me) that we’d have a traditional wedding just a soon as we could…we’ve been married nearly two years now, and I’m still in the process of planning the BIG ONE.
I devoured everything bridal I came across and spent more of my free time than I’d like to admit on the internet researching and planning every detail of the wedding of my dreams. I won’t even mention the countless hours I spent (spend) glued to the various wedding planning TV shows, scribbling down their helpful hints and ideas in my notebook. What developed from all things weddings was, surprisingly, not just a serious obsessive disorder, but an idea for a new career as a wedding planner. The more I thought about it the more I realized that all my interests and talents could be harnessed without having to maintain thirty-seven simultaneous careers. What a relief!
The psychologist in me can spend time talking to people and trying to figure out what it is they want and how best to make that happen. The lawyer in me can scrutinize over contracts and paperwork and negotiate on behalf of clients. I can write, and socialize, and orchestrate events, and discuss food and beverage options, and talk fashion, and flowers and color palettes. The possibilities are endless. I set to work looking for a foot in the door with an experienced planner, and found Terrica and The O.
To date, I’ve helped Terrica out with one very platinum wedding, complete with a DJ, a band, two dance floors, three different venues, and a fireworks display. I have officially written my first blog and will begin my first project in the coming weeks. Needless to say, I have a lot of work ahead of me and a lot of learning to do and I’m super excited to be learning and interning and blogging with The O(h My!)
Welcome aboard Abby! It was fabulous to meet you at Tara & Robbie’s wedding! I know you will be an awesome asset to Once Upon Your Wedding team!
Congratulations on both your internship with The O and with admitting that, after years of school,
ALOT of us don’t know what we want to do! lol
Absorb The O and all its principles. While there are good planners out there, Terrica is the BEST planner!
(And I’m not just saying that because she’s a great friend)
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