Monday, July 15, 2013

Pre-Chaos Post

As some of you may know, I'm headed to Hoover, AL in the morning to cover one of the biggest media events in all of sports: SEC Media Days.

I'm utterly terrified that I'm not going to know what I'm doing and totally screw something up. So here's to hoping that's not the case. If you follow me on Twitter (@beacham_caley), you will get all kinds of fun updates on my three days in Hoover. So if you are interested to see how my trip goes, follow me!

My goal is to post tonight, at least once during the trip, and after the trip about the whole experience. Maybe my career isn't as terribly exciting to you as it is to me, but I figured it could be helpful to anyone wanting to go into sports media!

So far, my biggest struggle with this trip has been packing. I just want to bring everything because I'm terrified I'll forget something super important and end up without enough outfits or something. Can you tell I'm a paranoid over-packer?

It's a three day event and I've got 3 blazers, 3 dresses, plus an extra outfit. Because we all know that sometimes that one dress you had planned just isn't working that one day.

Then there's the whole "what-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-hair" dilemma! I'm going to be filming stuff on camera, so I can't look the same every day... duh. So I have to pack the blow dryer, two curling irons, and a straightener. It's necessary. 

Oh, and the shoes. Is it acceptable to wear nice sandals? Or is that too casual? So two pairs of flats and two pairs of Jack Rogers. I would hate to have a shoe dilemma. That can make or break an outfit. 

So, as you can tell. I kinda sorta really suck at packing. And that's only about 1/100th of what I've got packed. You have to have casual outfits for dinners and such, and what about when I'm editing in the hotel room? Norts and a tank are required as well. OH! And if I muster up the energy to workout, I gotta have tennis shoes and a workout top....

Too much.

I'm sorry. I'm rambling. 

I'm just so excited and nervous and slightly confused still.

So I'm off to finish studying up for the first day of events! WAHOO!
Oh, and sleeping would be good. Considering I only slept for 3 hours last night. That's a whole different story though... Another day.

Wish me luck!

xoxo, jgp

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