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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What they didn't know......

didn't hurt me.


This past Saturday night, I was at a party where no one knew me 115 pounds ago.
In fact, no one really knew me at all.
I was there to help out a friend who has a Party Girl business.
No. No. I wasn't dancing or stripping or doing singing telegrams.
I was just running the party---keeping the fun flowing.
So the hostess could enjoy herself.
It wasn't exactly how I would have originally chosen to spend my Saturday night.
But, my friend really needed me.
And, since she's a friend indeed......
I just had to do the Party Girl thing.....

It was a fun party--with all the right ingredients--beautiful surroundings, great food, fun people, lots of wine, perfect weather....
I didn't have to help it along all that much.
So, I busied myself by helping out with the food and the drinks....
Just like it was my own party.....

As I was doing my thing---the hostess thanked me for going above and beyond what I was there do to.
Just then, the woman beside her commented "no wonder you stay so trim! you're running around so much!"
The hostess agreed "I was thinking the same thing!"
Soon, a guy nearby chimed in....."you must work out to stay in such a good shape! you are really doing it all!"
I fluffed it off--explaining that they were all so much fun that I didn't have much else to do to keep the party going so I figured I'd make sure their drinks were always filled.....
I made no mention of my Lapband or my weight loss.
After all, why give them a visual they never had in the first place?
Yes, folks, I have always been thin and trim and I work out to stay in shape.
This is they Judi know.
We just left it like that....

When it was time to go, the hostess came by to thank me for helping out.
She was so gracious and sweet--complimenting me on everything from how I was able to keep the party flowing to my can-do attitude about everything from dealing with the caterers to making a tipsy guest's dropped wine glass a non issue......
She was just so thankful and appreciative...it was hard not to feel very flattered.
Then, she called me a Pro!
A Party Girl Pro....well...what do you know?
I guess I've had lots of practice!
"Everyone wants to know if you have a business card!" she told me.
I explained that I was just there to help out my friend--I didn't really do this all the time.
(but, somewhere deep down....I thought.....maybe I could do this all the time)
"Oh, what a shame! You should do this for a living! It's definitely your calling!"
Hmmmm.....and to think.....I just spent the last 30 years in a career about careers....
aka helping people find their calling.....


All of a sudden.....just like that (as I snap my fingers)....I find out that being a Party Girl is my calling....

It's all about what I didn't know.....

7 comments:

tessierose said...

Great post Judi! I can't imagine anyone knowing me as anything but fat, someday maybe!

Anonymous said...

Awesome idea!!! Yes your next career should be a real fun one...Party Girl Professional! Sounds good

L

Band Groupie said...

Time to retire the old job and go pro...parties every weekend...it's SO your calling!

Kathy said...

Sure sounds like a fun occupation to me. Maybe you should start "moonlighting". Who knows? Maybe you could retire from one and continue the other. :)

The Universe said...

See everything, Judi, as a brand new challenge to fall in love.

Sneaky of me, huh?

Kiss, kiss -
The Universe

Nella said...

That is so sweet to hear! You are most definitely a SKINNY BITCH! YEAH baby!

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