Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Holidays are supposed to provide an opportunity to step away from your job and the daily grind – a chance to kick back and relax, right?  For event planners, it’s not always that easy. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year or just a guest, the holiday can feel like yet another full-fledged event. 

As a planner, I’m always thinking about….

Where are we all collecting ourselves this year?

Who’s doing the cooking?

What time do we all need to be there?

Who needs to be picked up from the airport?

Who is staying where? 

Are there any new dietary restrictions?

And then, if given enough time, I go through a period of wanting to be innovative this year and put a new twist on an old recipe, or bring a new dish or dessert … Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t!

No matter where we end up, what we eat, or how stressful it can be to prepare for the big holiday, there are always great memories and time spent with family and friends.  We have so much going on in our day-to-day that it’s easy to get overwhelmed during this time of year. The holidays might seem to fly by without us soaking it all in.  I personally, am going to try to slow down and soak in all the mini moments with my family and friends, of who I am incredibly thankful for.

At WorkTrip, we have a lot to be thankful for as well – our customers who help us to shape our product every day, our team of super talented and dedicated engineers, sales, marketing, and customer success experts, and the tremendous support of our parent company Glen Raven. 

Relish in all the moments with your loved ones, friends, and those special to you.   Wishing you a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

-Heather Haigler


Heather Haigler, co-founder of WorkTrip, is a planner whose career in corporate events led to the creation of WorkTrip - a software on a mission to make event planners lives easier and businesses more efficient.

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