Helloooo lovely hoomans!
SO some of you might be wondering where I’ve been over the past while, especially as I made one of my grand declarations saying that now that exams are over, I should have time to blog and do all those lovely hobby-esque things.
Welllll long story short is I have basically spent most of my time since finishing all of my academic work planning and arranging for The Stardust Charity Ball!! This was a big charity event we hosted as a collaboration between two of the societies I’m part of at uni (the Disney Soc and the Creative Writing Soc), and the Star Wars Soc and the big event itself was this last Tuesday, so now is I think the first time I’ve had in months where I can well and truly breathe.
This ball has been … a mission, to say the least. It started off as just a really fun idea, and somehow it went from an abstract idea, to a plan, to a fully formed event. The journey definitely wasn’t easy – we had so many obstacles to tackle, such as ticket sale numbers, sourcing vendors and bands, entertainment and equipment issues and of course some good old fashioned, plan old event-planning chaos and stress. In the last two weeks, I think I’ve aged a good ten years at least, but somehow it all turned out okay, nothing imploded and the ball (in my humble opinion) was a smashing success!
It was a charity ball, so of course we were raising money of charity. The two charities we chose to support were Make A Wish UK, and Children North East and through our ticket sales, and the raffle we held, we managed to raise over £1200 to split between these two charities, which is above and beyond what we hoped to raise from our little ball.
I learnt so much doing this event, both in a positive and negative sense, but throughout the experience I’m just thankful for all the amazing people who helped make the dream a reality. There are the fellow exec on the different host societies, my friends who supported the ball itself, all the incredibly generous sponsors and my amazing family and boyfriend who I think heard enough of my stressing to last a life time. Let’s just say I think I owe quite a few people a great deal of cake in exchange for dealing with me in full Type-A Obsessively Stressed-Out Planning mode. All in all though, the ball was great and was a really incredible way to finish off my second year of university. It’s left some big expectations for next year, but I’m sure the third and final year will be just as memorable. After all, best of three right?!
I’m hoping I’ll have some more time to blog over the summer, but I’ve always been of the mentality that I don’t want to force out posts just for the sake of it, and I have been mentally struggling with the blogging routine for a while so I guess we’ll just have to see how the summer unfolds, and what it all brings.
Thank you so much for reading and supporting, and until the next blog post, Stay Sparkly everyone!
Lots of Love
Blondey on a Mission xxx