tiffany's epiphanies | intro

A mound of snow is still visible from my window leftover from the blizzards and snow days – Boston weather at its finest. Don’t get me wrong, I love the cold, but I’ll always be a California girl under my layers and layers of clothing. I’m looking forward to the four months of sunshine, and new opportunities ahead of me.

With that, I hit “send”. March 23rd, 9:34PM. The wait begins.

Fast-forward two months, and an uneasy feeling washes over me. It’s far too late to turn back; I have already answered my call to adventure. I step forward, and the journey begins…

I glance at my phone – 12:20PM – there are still ten minutes to spare before my first interview with Sage. Thank goodness I live only five minutes away from It’s A Grind.

Literally, I live less than five minutes from this place.

Literally, I live less than five minutes from this place.

But as always, there is no such thing as being over prepared. Eunice {Founder of Sage} texts me while I finish parking to tell me that she’s already inside. Well, there goes my plan of arriving before her. Strike 1.

I hurry into the cafe to find her at the cashier when she asks me what I’d like to drink. “Hot chocolate with whipped cream, please!” Strike 2. I mean, who orders hot chocolate at a coffeehouse? Clearly, only I would. {I would soon find out that the Sage team has coffee in their veins.}

But the fact that I’m writing this now means I never reached Strike 3. Thankfully, what I thought were fatal flaws were simply quirks to Eunice. So here I am, on a bright Tuesday, writing about the thoughts and epiphanies I have had during my time with Sage.

At the Charles River in Boston.

At the Charles River in Boston.

As you may or may not have noticed, I am the new intern for Sage Event Planning. My name is Tiffany Chao, and it’s been an honor to be a part of the #sagebackstage team. When I first discovered Sage, it was one of those silent victories that you don’t really realize at first. I had been searching for a chance to experience event planning in its entirety, and what stood out to me most about Sage was their vision to “help people tell their stories”.

However, over these past few months with Sage, I’ve come to realize that Sage doesn’t just tell stories – we help create them. I witness enchanting stories unfold first-hand, and part of the magic comes from knowing that I had a part in making them happen. My main objective of this internship is to assist the team – whether it’s through setting up escort cards, coordinating with vendors, or accomplishing typical wedding day duties. One of my personal responsibilities is to introduce “Tiffany’s Epiphanies” – a series of blog entries that detail my experience with Sage Event Planning.

The Sage initiation: Set-up escort cards PERFECTLY.

The Sage initiation: Set-up escort cards PERFECTLY.

This journey I’ve set out on began with a simple email, but one thing led to another, and it has become nothing short of an adventure. I’m excited for what lies ahead, and I cannot wait to share my own stories with you. Stay tuned!