Monday, February 01, 2010

Inspiration – The Project Plan

"I love it when a plan comes together..."

Last week, I pulled the trigger and reserved my booth for Oddmall this May. Immediately I was overcome with thoughts of "Holy $@#!, can I actually make this happen? Can I possibly produce enough Woolykins and Woolygeeks to make my booth look full? And the display! How do I even begin planning this sort of endeavor?"

I consider myself to be a fairly organized person, capable of juggling multiple projects and endeavors; graphic design clients, needle felting, painting, Local Roots design work, house upkeep, numerous side projects... but this Oddmall beast was the last straw. Panic had set in and I needed help!

Enter the Project Planning Guru (aka, my sweetie). The Project Manager Extraordinaire swept me off my feet with his expertise in planning complex tasks. My mess of notes on what needed to be accomplished became an organized series of manageable tasks with concrete deadlines and checkpoints. It is flexible, yet structured – just what I need!

I will spare you the details of my plan, but suffice it to say, the overwhelming and multifaceted task of preparing for Oddmall has become both manageable and realistic! The relief I now feel at having a plan of attack is priceless.

Can something as dry as a "project plan" be an inspiration? You betcha!

(A great big thank you hug to my man behind the plan...)


Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

Cool! May they take over the world!!!

When I was working like a madperson preparing for my first fair (before Christmas), I listened a lot to Lady Gaga. Something about the beat was just right for my work and kept me going.

♥ Maria-Thérèse

The Baklava Queen said...

Hooray hooray for the Project Planning Guru (and Birthday Boy)! :-) You've got a good one there, Jen...