🍁 Heya Canvas Family. Here , I wanna share my experience about my 1st break in this event industry.
My first break came soon after i formed Canvas. And it hit right when the iron was hot! Inspite of me being new and this being my first event the feelings of excitement and me getting a chance to prove myself were more than anxiety.
My first step towards my dream came in the form of Roots 2k19. It was a safe bet as the dean of my very own college had appointed Canvas to organize the college fest but at the same time i couldnt afford any loop holes as i didnt want to let them and my colleagues down. The only way I could see was up!
I finally had a chance to put my dreams and ideas into action but i was faced with major issues such as planning something completely new in a limited budget and time. Making it likable to not only to a few people but everybody in the college! I started planning a month ahead, drew up a budget and on the day of the final presentation i was surprised to see that there was already an event organizer present who had far more experience than me.
It was either going down with anxious thoughts about this being my first event and competing with someone having lots of experience in the field or me coming up with a speech in my presentation stating that,”he might have more experience in the field of event management but being a student of this college I have more experience of the event itself.” Guess what, I went with the latter!
And the next morning the Dean called me and officially gave me the event. And this felt the right event to begin the journey of Canvas. I had to handle the staging, lights and sound, the decor and food, the EDM night and the cultural night.
The volunteers of Roots 2k19 including my classmates, juniors and friends helped me a lot a day before the event. Every piece of the decor was falling apart and inside I was too. But I got myself together and we worked through the night and finally we finished it by morning. We made it look like it had to and even better despite of the many setbacks. God helps those who help themselves, right? I learned that i should have everything ready a day before the event from this.
For the EDM night, we were faced with the issue that due to a larger ground the sound effect that we wanted couldnt be produced. So we installed 12 new speakers and the percussion effect produced gave everybody an adrenaline rush. The lights and sound and the stage were finally more than perfect. The ground literally radiated energy and joy as soon as the percussion artist began. We all danced to his beats for 3 long hours and i couldnt be more happier to see everybody enjoying to the fullest.
Another obstacle i faced was water shortage due to which the cooks were running late on schedule. But finally the water tanks arrived and everybody had their taste buds satisfied.
On the last night which was the cultural night the management and all performances were perfectly coordinated. And yet I was sitting there looking for loopholes that i might have left out. But all of my friends and juniors came up to me with a big smile on their faces. They congratulated and hugged me and praised the entire 4 day event. I literally had tears of satisfaction in my eyes as i looked at the Canvas banner hanging on the stage. The feeling of doing justice to it was strong.
The most important thing i learnt from my first event was time management. How everything needed to be planned and executed beforehand. But alongwith it i was assured that i would go a long way in the path i’ve chosen. If you have the urge to follow your dreams always do so because you will never be disappointed.
PASSION BEATS ANXIETY.❄️