Planning for life's great events... I need your help!

Are you a planner or a procrastinator?  Did you have your wedding planned out beforeyou met your mate? Was your nursery painted and polished before the end ofyour first trimester? Or like me, are you a procrastinator that believes in lettingthings just kind of work themselves out? 

For both my wedding and my son's nursery I just kind of letthings work themselves out.  Andthankfully in both situations, things worked themselves out perfectly.  My sister and FTD planned the wedding, rightdown to my dress, and as most of you know, FTD completely designed Oliver’ssuper Star Wars themed nursery.  However,now that both are said and done, I regret not having more of a hand in them.Lucky for me, I may get a chance to redo both!

For starters, when FTD and I were married not only were mypersonal touches missing from the wedding, FTD’s family was missing too.  At the time it was just too expensive to flyhis family over, so we promised to have a second wedding in Australia, more or lessrenew our vows and have a grand reception. 

This next time around I am going to be aplanner and not a procrastinator!  Rightdown to deciding on the venue, dress and details.  Will wechoose a beautiful grand reception hall like Ballara Receptions  or just do a laid-back beach thing?  I realize now that for my wedding I was sooverwhelmed by the zillions of details, I was ready to take the easy way outand elope.  Fail… I learned that it is worth the planning to create memorable and perfect.

As for the fail on the nursery, I was freaking about thewhole becoming a mom thing.  I was happyto sit back and let FTD create his dream Star Wars Nursery.  Well, if/when we have baby number two, I amgoing to create my dream nursery, complete with sweet baby things… no DeathStars or R2D2s!

Why am I telling you all of this you ask? Because there is one more thing you may not know about me. I am also a public speaking Queen. I love public speaking.  I alwayshave. I can stand up in front of a crowd a 500 and talk about anything you askme to.  I am pretty sure this hassomething to do with my entitlement issues I am always telling you about.  If I have something to say, I am sure someonewants to hear about it! 

In May I am attending a Maternity Fair where I will be theKeynote Speaker.  I have been asked totalk about Planning for Pregnancy-TheGood, The Bad and The Ugly.  Thanks to my 'Tired of being Pregnant' blogging days I can do that for sure! However,when I start to plan my speech, I can’t help but think back to how I did not planat all… Hell,  I had no idea what to plan for! So the one thing I want to make sure I do at this event is to guarantee Ilet these poor unsuspecting women (and men), know the most important things toplan for, namely some of the things I wish I had planned for. 

So this is where you come in… Any things you wish you wouldhave better planned for?  Any things youwish someone would have told you?  Or,for those of you who read my pregnancy blog, Tired of Being Pregnant, what weresome of the things that helped you the most?

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