To be honest, I’m not much of a blogger. As a kid I always struggled keeping a diary and to this day I wish I had been more diligent. The few entries I have from my childhood are hilarious. But now as a senior about to graduate from the University of Oregon and leap wholeheartedly into the real world, I am definitely more diligent. And while I don’t know exactly where or what company I will be headed to upon graduation, I know what my passions are and where I hope to be.
I am creating this blog to discuss what I find most interesting and important within the field of public relations, while slipping a few of my outside interests into each post. Through writing this blog I hope to improve my writing and grammar, (I might even make a few nerdy AP Style posts), discuss some the most important trends I discover in public relations, and improve my social media skills. While this blog is for professional and classwork purposes, I’m also excited to showcase a bit of me.
As a native Oregonian who has spent 22 years living in three different cities in my beloved state, I would like to think I reflect everything that is best about the Pacific Northwest. I care about nutrition and eating quality organic foods. Exercise doesn’t always happen in the gym, (although I’m there quite a bit), and I’m often hiking and swimming in anything that’s not a pool. I’m a bit snobby about my air. To me Central Oregon air is so crisp and delicious that air from other places is the equivalent of LA tap water. I care about recycling and I feel a twinge of guilt every time I have to throw something plastic into a trash. Oh and I love French Roast coffee and tea, all the tea.
Essentially I’m passionate about performing the best I can in work and in life. I laugh often, eat well, play outside, and always work towards my goals. My goal for this blog is that each post you read makes you smile at least once, nod if I ever make a good point, (I hope to), and learn something. If you’re a PR pro then hopefully you will learn a little more about me, and if you’re like me and just starting out in public relations, then maybe we can learn together.