One Year at WPB

Today is my one year anniversary at Waterfront Partnership. It feels like just yesterday that I got the call from Sarah (my boss) offering me the position after two months of interviewing. I was ECSTATIC!  

I remember sitting in my car on my first day before walking through the doors to meet my new co-workers. Would they like me? Would I like the job? Would I pick up on things quickly? What if the permitting process was too difficult? What if I didn’t come prepared? Did I forget my lunch? What if I couldn’t run events by myself? 

That last thought was the big one. I’ve always worked on an events team with at least one other person to bounce ideas off of and catch me if I made a mistake. That wasn’t the case with this new job. I would be holding down the title of Event Coordinator and the only person filling that role with support from Sarah.  

I’m proud to say that in the last 365 days I’ve only messed up a handful of times and have learned from each mistake. I’ve produced  seven single events, eight event series’, pulled over 30 permits, and assisted in managing four park locations. I’ve implemented and dreamed up five new events/event series and can’t believe some of the things I’m doing.  

There have been some challenges along the way like the time the weather was unseasonably warm in December and the ice was melting during my Frost Fest event at the rink. Or when wayyyy more people showed up to Oyster Fest than we ever imagined and we ran out of oysters. A quick trip to the restaurant depot saved us!  

But I’ve also had the chance to coordinate some pretty cool events. Like the one on the USS Constellation which was built in 1854  or the glow in the dark yoga that took place during Light City this past March.  

Besides the day-to-day operations and the events, it’s my co-workers that make this job so enjoyable. We have a small team of ten (including myself) and  at the end of the day we support each other no matter what. These people have become my second family and I genuinely enjoy spending eight hours with them five days a week.  

Here’s to another 365 doing what I love the most in the city I love the most!  

 

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  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    Your job sounds like so much fun, I love seeing your posts on Insta! You must do a wonderful job to pull off such great events. Congrats on one year!

  • Jen

    Happy 1 year! Your job sounds pretty amazing! :)

  • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

    You have killed it this year and I am so excited for your success. Baltimore is lucky to have you, and WPB is even luckier. You go girl!

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    UGH LOVE IT. I always tell you that you are a total rock star and this post is exactly why. You slay that job, girl. Baltimore is SO LUCKY to have you!

  • http://www.christineeveryday.com Christine Everyday

    I am so glad that you love your job! It sounds like you are awesome at it. Having fun and enjoying yourself at work is so important!