October 16, 2013

It’s Not All “Glamorous” – But I Love It!

For those of you who don’t know me well let me divulge something about myself… I am a very “tell it like it is” kind of person… sometimes this is a good thing and sometimes… well… not so much 🙂 I do my best to temper it where I can. The reason I tell you this little tidbit about myself is that I think it will explain this post a bit…. I could tell you that everything about what I do for Higher Orbits and my work with ISSET is all fun and glamorous… but that wouldn’t be realistic….

I have people say to me very frequently things like “Oh how amazing that you get to travel to all these places and do all these cool things” or “You’re So Lucky” or things like that. They’re right it is amazing that I get to travel and do the things I do. And they are right that I am lucky to have been able to make a career out of my passion. But I also have to give you a little reality…

It’s not ALL glamorous (the word I am choosing – if you have a better word than that fill that in)…

Here’s how I have spent many hours the past day or so….

We have many postcards (that look absolutely amazing thanks to the guys at ISSET) for our events that I used for the AIAA Space Conference last month. However we’ve had some additions to some of our programs that I want to be sure to promote. Instead of printing new cards (that would be so wasteful of what we have) I went and bought labels that I could print the new info on and then affix it to the postcard. Of course it’s never quite just that easy right? I also had to go through and cut each label in half and trip the edges too in order to make it fit.

These postcards are headed to the SEDS National Conference. We have a partnership with SEDS where they get credit for referrals to our programs. (Are you interested in a similar partnership with us? Let me know!) These postcards I am working on will go into the conference bags for each participant. I wanted to make sure that if someone signs up for a program as a result of SEDS that SEDS gets credit so I’ve added stickers to each postcard to remind them…

All that said – this may not be glamorous work but it’s work that has to be done and at the end of the day I love what I do! So I’m happy to do this along with all the stuff that people consider to be the “glamorous” portions of my job….

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