“Hello. Come on in”
Firstly, I want to say a big thank you to you! The person who has somehow found this site and took an interest in finding out what a PR Girl State of Mind (#PRGirlSOM) is all about.
It’s important for me to sincerely thank you, because this site may be my dream but it’s for you.
I’ve been stressing myself out, with endless thoughts, brainstorming sessions, meetings etc thinking of what to write, how and where to film and who I can do partnerships with.
In the end I’ve decided to dedicate this first entry to you. I want to share my story with you, in the hope that it may inspire someone to keep going. Or at the very least it may give you a bit of a laugh when you see how I’ve managed to mess up simple things or how blessed I am.
Apologies in advance if I ramble and for any typo’s. If you plan on returning to this blog, please don’t be too harsh and love me anyway lol I suffer from dyslexia, which I hope to address in length in another post and my mind runs at 100 miles per hour. I like to get things out fast in case I forget lol.
So here’s my story so far… I always start it off in the same away to be honest. Because people always ask me how long I’ve been working in PR and the communications industry (because when they find out my age and the fact that I run my own PR company, that is always the next question!) So I start my story with me being at uni (UEL), studying Music Culture, with no real idea of what exactly I’ll do after I graduate. At the time I just knew that I wanted to work in the music industry.
The story continues with a new character. Her name is Mariola. She had the most beautiful, long, black curly hair that I’ve ever seen. One day, out of the blue (or maybe I’ve just forgotten some info) she suggested to me, that I should consider a career in the Public Relations industry. She went on to point out some amazing qualities she felt I had, some of which I had no idea I processed, let alone that she and others had noticed it in me.
So after our conversation, I went back to my student apartment, went straight to my room and began to research just what was this Public Relations stuff!
In an effort to try and speed up the story here, I’ll let you know that I managed to get a number of work experience placement, worked for a record company, a PR agency, set up my own company and now I’m freelancing.
I know I’m where I am suppose to be (well kind of), however that wasn’t always the case. For a long time I regretted not getting more agency experience under my belt before I set out on my own/freelance. However now I love being a freelancer. I still am having some teething problems, due to the fact that I am switching sectors it hasn’t been easy to find the contracts but I hopeful that that will change and I’ll get into a nice stride soon.
Please tell me about your journey in this PR world. Did you study it? what was your first PR/Comms role? Do you still love what you do?
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