Welcome to The Blair D.C. Project, Blair Guilfoile's weekly blog about her experience being a fall intern for BRAVO!. We love our intern blogs and hope you enjoy following Blair!
October 26 - October 30, 2015
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around for a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
The last few weeks have pretty intense for us here at BRAVO! We essentially had three events back-to-back-to-back. Nancy warned us on the first day of our internship that the fall is the event industry’s busiest season, but I don’t think I truly grasped what she meant until now. Between NYSCF, the Walk to End HIV, and most recently, Washington DC Economic Partnership’s annual meeting, it’s safe to say we’ve had a lot going on in the office. I’ve realized in these last few weeks how important it is in events to have foresight – to be able to see 5, 10, or 20 steps ahead. It’s something I think the BRAVO! team does exceptionally well, even when they are juggling multiple events at one time. It’s a skill I myself hope to continue to develop.
Outside my internship, life have been pretty busy as well. This past weekend my parents came to DC! It’s been two months since I last saw them and their visit was like a breath of fresh air. On Saturday, we made the trip out to Old Town Alexandria for breakfast by the water. We then made the trek to one of my favorite spots in DC – Theodore Roosevelt Island. With all the leaves changing in the fall season, it was even more beautiful than the last time I visited. On Sunday, we walked around the National Mall. One of the highlights was going to the National Archives. My parents had never seen the Constitution before in-person, and they totally geeked out about it, just like I do every time I see it. Clearly it runs in the family.
Next week, we are producing the Whitman-Walker Health Gala! So stay tuned for more updates on this crazy event season!