“I will be so exhausted after the gala”, I thought. Well, turns out I am already half-dead before it. These past nights, I’ve woken up thinking about the seating arrangments. Worked late, ate what was left in the fridge or asked him to get food. Today, I spent countless (!) hours sorting name tags. We’re almost 100 people more than usual this year, there is a lot more protocol, and I feel as exhausted before as I usually am afterwards. But it will be worth it tomorrow when the most glamorous event I attend in a year brings together everyone again!