Corporate and Special Event Planning

Forget About Life For a Moment

Forget About Life For a Moment

I get so many compliments on the name of my company, In the moment. I thought long and hard about what I was going to name it. Why was I doing this? What was the real reason behind starting this company? How did it make me feel? It hit me, because I wanted to help people live in their moment. You can’t truly enjoy the moment if you are busy worrying about the little details.

I try really hard to live my life by those moments. Big moments, little moments. I have gotten very distracted by life and forgotten to live those moments lately but I have started again to put a real focus on each moment that matters to me. In the last week it has been a lot of moments that revolve around my girls and watching them bust their butts trying to make their basketball teams…which they did. Being able to be there to watch them work so hard for something they really wanted and then seeing their faces when they got the word that they made it is exactly the type of moments I love living and truly enjoying.

Tonight by the time my husband got home I was feeling really burnt out. The thought of doing any more work or doing anything else responsible made me want to cry. Thankfully we had a night out planned. We had to attend our lob ball league end of year party. I have to be honest, I don’t generally enjoy those types of things. As I have discussed in the past I am an introvert and the thought of having to make small talk really makes me anxious. But I made it through the small talk part without too much harm and was able to spend the rest of the night with my husband forgetting about the rest of my life. Our girls were taken care of and no one could reach me.

My husband used to sit and watch me dance when we went to parties but he made an effort for me to step totally outside his comfort zone and learn to dance over the years because he knows how much I love it when a man dances. It was the cause of many arguments as I tried to help but eventually I learned to just let him figure it out and to simply not care what he looked like dancing and just enjoy being able to share that with him. Needless to say he has done it on his own and can now hold his own on the dance floor.

Tonight I realized how much I love watching him let loose and enjoy dancing as much as I do. Dancing at a party is one of those things I think every person needs to do every once in awhile because it is truly so good for your sole. I spent much of the night watching others in the room do the exact same thing. I watched them dance away the night, forgetting about every other life responsibility that they deal with on a daily basis. Jumping and dancing across the dance floor like they were high school students again. Actually better than that because at this age you are much more confident and really don’t care what anyone else thinks and you can truly just let it all out.

While we were dancing I leaned over and yelled into my husband’s ear – remember those days when the music is so loud you can’t hear yourself think – and said “I wish our girls could see us like this, carefree and just us, without a care in the world”. I know, they would think it was weird and we were embarrassing but I wish they could sometimes see who we are when we are not parents. I think they would learn alot about us just watching us dancing like we did tonight.

I am so grateful that I have learned to just sit back and watch others live in moments like this. And I love even more that I am able to create these moments for people because these are the moments that make life what it is meant to be.

Tonight I will fall asleep in the arms of the man who has loved me for over 20 years and I will fall asleep to the thought of the two of us dancing the night away – some moments in a room full of people who shared the same moment and other moments where it felt like it was just the two of us with not a care in the world.

I hope that you all take the time every now and then to do the exact same thing. Forget about the every day and just live your moment, right now, because you just never know, there may never be another moment like it.

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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