I slept soundly last night. My first deep sleep in weeks. I’m certain my utter exhaustion from the day’s events assisted in that. But it was a good fatigue, deep in my bones, accompanied by a lot of heavy sighing.
Not only did we meet our fundraising goal at yesterday’s event, we exceeded it.
As I sat there in the money counting room,watching the total go up and up and up, I could hardly believe it was happening. I wanted this event to be successful SO MUCH that when reality hit, I was rather shell-shocked. Within ten weeks, after a late start in planning due to my job change at the office, I actually pulled it off. Not only did we make more than we had budgeted for but we did it in a bad economy. AND we had more guests attend than in any other year prior.
That feels damn good.
I’m so lucky to work for an agency I am proud of and with people who are consummate team players. Every single person in my department went the extra mile to ensure the success of the event- from hauling centerpieces to the venue, designing gift bags, reading and re-reading scripts, fixing power point glitches and running to the paper supply store (repeatedly). I might have held all the pieces but I in no way did it alone.
This tired is a good tired and well worth it. I’ll admit, I’m basking a bit. It is an awesome feeling to meet a challenge head on and best it.