Ms. Cree a Wedding /Events Planner? ((((((((Blog))))))))

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Hey Yall ( In the voice of CCain68—-Youtube)

For a while now I’ve been thinking about going back to school this fall to become a Therapist . I’m a great listener, give wisdom advice, and to top that off, I’m very private when it comes to other people’s business. As I’m thinking about that. I vision myself sitting in a room listening to my clients. But then out of the blue…. I remembered that I was to go to the web site of a photographer to see photos of a wedding I went to last Sunday of my friends Diane and Ommunad. While viewing them something just clicked in my head. I mean it hit me hard. Very hard. HAMMER HARD… A light bulb went off. I heard sirens, bells and WHISTLES in my head. …….To become a Wedding/Event Planner.

It just makes so much sense. I have the patience to deal and work with different personalities from working 10 years at Walmart * smile*, I love making business calls, and making things happen. I love to meet in person to have all my questions answered and direct communication taken care of. I know how to market myself , on social sites, and in person. I have the gift to console. And the biggest thing I thought about…..I have planned so many events… that THIS MAKES EVEN MORE SENSE TO BECOME A WEDDING/EVENT PLANNER. WHY DIDNT I THINK OF THIS BEFORE? I’m laughing so loud right now!!! HAHAHAHAHA

Now I know why every time a birthday comes up or something that cause for a celebration… people always call me to plan it. I’m just thinking they call me because I love doing it.. .But somewhere in these people minds…. they must feel that I’m good at it. Wow. I never looked at it like that.

I started thinking about the time when I was in my 20’s I’d throw backyard parties for our neighborhood. I became so known for throwing them, that people off the street would ask me… when is the next time you’re throwing another party? After doing that in the summer. I remember planning a coming home party for my brother in the Marines. As time went on, I threw gurl talk parties in my apartment all the time. They were so popular, I would throw them out of the blue all year. We’d eat, talk, laughing, drink and have a good time. Wow, now I know my fascination with  cameras.

I also planned and spoke at my A Virtuous Woman Dinner Gathering that was more on a Spiritual Level, I had close to 50 guest with gifts and a lovely dinner. Several times( about 8 times) I gathered my family and friends on Thursday Nights to the premiere of a Tyler Perry movie.  I always gathered 15 or more to the midnight showing . Even when people had to work the next morning…. I knew how to get them to come out. When that went well…. I planned For Colored Girls Movie and Dinner on a Saturday afternoon and dinner  at Ruby Tuesday… I had a turn out of 32 women at the same movie theater… at the same time. I started my own Youth group called Raisingurls to Women, and also Sistergurls, which was over 100 people in attendance combined. For over a period of 5 years.

In 2008 I started Cree’s feeding the Homeless for Thanksgiving. Every year on that Wednesday before we  pass out dinners. This year 2014 will be our 6th year . I enjoy putting together a menu, plan and a vision to complete it. We also put together Valentines Gift Bags for the homeless and pass them out on that day. I’ve also put together sandwiches and dinners in the summer that we pass out to the Homeless as well.

As I’m typing I’m thinking of more events I put together. I’m apart of Anita Baker and Maxwell Fan sites.. and when they came to Detroit in the past… I helped schedule events for our out of town guest. I was also the Mistress of Ceremonies for the Anita Baker Crew…. yes it was nice!!! I also put together with my cousin Gus, our FAMILY DINNERS AND FAMILY REUNION GATHERING with so much food, fun and love . LOL LOL Wow I forgot all about this. I also helped my BFF Gloria put together her mom and her kids mom birthday party program book…which was very elegant. I’m laughing so hard right now…. LOL LOL I almost forgot.. I WAS THE WEDDING COORDINATOR/PLANNER for my brothers Wedding. OMG. He ask me to do it, because I loved to plan. I’ve never done a wedding before and it was challenging. I bought a book to help me plan and I also looked to the Internet for help. Looking back I left out a few things, but you better believe I KNOW WHAT THEY ARE NOW!!! I forgot all about that. Thank you Jesus for answering my prayers and showing me what I know I CAN DO…. Now its time to do the work * in my Iyanla voice*

For the life of me.. I can’t understand how I didn’t know that this is what I want to do. It has crossed my mind many years ago, but today after looking at those photos, its very clear to me…. that this is who I am. My communication skills, business, marketing, close attention to details … research, writing and planning skills. And guess what? I STILL GET TO BE A THERAPIST/Counselors TO ALL THE PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH THE WEDDING/EVENTS. YEAAA #WINNING

Okay … yall I have work to do!!! Lots of research, classes , and seminars in my area.

Be Blessed!

Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God. – Dr. Maya Angelou

 

 

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Finding My * your* Purpose in Life 2 ~~ La’Crease’s Blog

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Listener, Advice, Planner

Finding my purpose in life.
What is my calling? What are my gifts?

Listener & Advice- When I was growing up, my mother use to always want to talk to me. She would share stories of her growing up and taking care of my aunt. She was the oldest just like me, and I really enjoyed her stories. She told me that she loved talking to me because I was a good listener. She always felt that her stories weren’t that interesting, and by me listening to them, she felt happy to be able to share them. She even shared personal childhood things that happened to her, things I never told anyone to this day.

When I moved into my first apartment, my friends would come over and sit all day telling me their issues or things that they were going through. I cared, and I would offer feed back after listening. The days I didn’t have company over, I would be on the phone listening and offering my Godly wisdom to them. Back then I could never understand why people would share their deepest darkest stories with me.Even though I was good and keeping secrets and I never gossiped or shared anyone’s business. I was always reading my bible, and I realized that people loved talking to me because of it. I became a good listener because of listening to my mother as a young gurl. I enjoyed it and it became natural for me. Today in my life, I receive many messages in my inbox, email and phone about advice and prayer. I really enjoy it. I know for a fact, being a great listener and offering Godly wisdom * advice* is apart of my calling.

Planner- I love to plan. Its funny to go back in my mind and remember gatherings I had that caused me to know that planning is apart of my calling. I use to plan backyard parties at least once a month. People would see me on the streets and say, “when are you having another one of those bomb parties you throw?” I use to laugh because people called me all the time and really wanted to know how did I plan such nice parties.

I remember planning Sistergurl gatherings at my apartment where we would sit around and “male bash”. It was like therapy for anyone who was going through something with their boyfriends. Women loved to come to those, especially being in our 20’s and trying to understand men. When my brother got married, I volunteered to be his wedding planner. I didn’t have any experience, but I offered to do it because I loved to plan. I learned a lot, and it was fun. In my 30’s as I got more into my bible and my relationship with God was even stronger, I planned many Women’s Gathering at my home. I planned so many I can’t even count them. Then I formed my own Teen Group – Raisingurls to Women for 5 years which consist of planning trips, dinner and movie dates, work assignments, and daily activities. I started Crees Feeding the Homeless for Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, Lunch, and Dinners. We passed out food on the streets of Detroit. Little did I know that when I was planning all of those gatherings, that this skill will come in handy for fulfilling God’s purpose and plan for my life. Planning is definitely a part of my calling.

Tomorrow~ Gift of Communication, Gift of Personality, Gift of Keeping it Moving

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Where works of the flesh exists, there is NO joy