Corporate and Special Event Planning

Arriving in TO

Arriving in TO
So the train ride was productive. I got through almost half my email and got caught up on a few things which is great. Still lots to do but I will pluck away at those over the next couple of days. 
I arrived at the train station and had no idea where to go, as usual. I asked for directions and made my way to my hotel. I am pretty conscience of what I am wearing when I am traveling because I know I always get sore feet. Well today I wore jeans and a pair of “my boots”. I had to walk 7-8 blocks to my hotel. Yes I could have taken a taxi but I really do love to walk and I figured it couldn’t have been that far. And it wasn’t except that it was getting dark, I was wearing not for walking long distances boots and I was dragging a suitcase with a backpack on my back. 
While walking to the hotel I just happened to turn and look to my left and look at the gorgeous site I saw (I will have to show you the photo later, I can’t seem to get it to load and I can’t wait any longer…getting too tired). I love that I often take the time to take in the sites. And I love it even more when I take a minute to take a picture or two.
I got checked in. The hotel is nice but I must say I am a little disappointed. There really isn’t any room for my stuff. When I am staying at a hotel for a couple of days I like to get unpacked and organized so it is just like being at home. I don’t like living out of my suitcase. Then I hooked my computer and I am paying more for internet for three days then I do for a whole month at home. That really makes me angry. We are paying enough for the room, free internet should just be a service provided. I tried reaching room service (because I decided that the gym just wasn’t going to happen tonight) and no one answered. So I headed downstairs to the restaurant and had a caesar salad and a cosmo while playing angry birds on my phone and texting with Mekayla and Trevor. My salad and cosmo were really good. I love a really good caesar salad and I know that in “real” caesar salad there are anchovies, well this one had the actual anchovie in my salad, not just discreet little bits that you can sometimes taste but not see. It was still really good, just freaked me out a bit. Lol.
The last kicker of the night, I realized that the conference is not even in this hotel. I hate that! I pay extra for convenience. I would rather pay a little extra to be in the hotel right where the conference is taking place so that I can go back to my room when I want and I don’t have to worry about getting anywhere on time. It turns out I didn’t read the website well enough. Trevor kindly mentioned that I have been forgetting things and not paying attention alot lately. I equally kindly responded “Then maybe it’s time I give something up to lighten my load a bit”. He actually answered with “What do you want to give up then?” Silly question. Some day it will come, no more driving to the city every day, no more sitting in a cubicle reading. I can feel it, it’s coming and it is so close. Anyway, that’s a discussion for another day.


Well, I am beat and it’s time for bed. Big day tomorrow. First I have figure out where the heck I am going then a full day of attention to something I love so much I could scream. My head will be pounding by the end of the day, I’m sure of it. So much information to share with you, I can’t wait. I hope you all have an as inspirational day as I will tomorrow. And don’t forget to take a minute and look around and enjoy the view, you just might miss a beautiful sight.

Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals. In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget. When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.


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