I’m sorry I’ve been behind on blogging. A little thing called life has been happening a bit more crazier than usual lately. I use to watch Spongebob everyday when growing up and it’s always fun to incorporate him when I can. A very important lesson has been taught to me this past week: you can’t run forever.
In high school I waited until the last minute to do projects, study for tests, and pretty much anything else that could wait. Graduating with a 4.3/4.5, it would only make sense that this method would work in college…right? Now I’ve been at South for almost four years and I still manage to have a high GPA and work efficiently. I soon realized, actually it hit me right in the face, that the corporate world has no patience for procrastination.
I got behind on our social media content which affected a very important announcement of a new exhibit we have and there was no one to blame but myself. Thankfully I’m only an intern, and that’s what intern life is about; learning from mistakes. The take-away this week is to never think that because a certain methodology worked for you in high school, in college, in past jobs, etc., will work for you in the present time. Especially when it comes to the world of public relations, time waits for no one.
“If your PR/communications career were a house, writing would be its foundation. ” -Warren Weeks
This quote is the reason why I started this blog.
As Christmas break came, I indulged in hours of Law and Order SVU on Netflix with a side of Scandal to go along. Although the comfy life had its perks, I realized I can only do nothing for so long. Having a pause from the non-stop meeting-attending, paper-writing, last-minute-project attempting college life that I face on a daily basis, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to advance my career portfolio. After reading many articles from Media Bistro and e-mail updates from PRSSA, writing was the one skill emphasized over and over again. I kept thinking ” I got an A in English freshmen year and I survived Communication Research Methods with solid feedback of excellence, how could I possibly need to improve my writing?”
Oh how pride is the downfall of many. Keeping up with today’s ever-changing media, strong writing is the one thing that separates PR professionals from the rest. We are the voice for our organization and excellence in writing and communicating is our firm foundation by which we have to abide. I hope this blog continues to enlighten myself as well as maybe a few others who are in the same boat.
In the meantime, just keeping paddling.