I never wanted to be a publicist (or work in public relations) until I reached 2nd year college. Mainly because at first, I think it’s not meant for me.
Fast forward to today.
I must say, until recently, I’ve only had a “glamorous” impression of PR thanks to Olivia Pope of Scandal.
It takes a great deal of sweat, blood, tears and wads of cash to be a great PR practitioner and I have tremendous respect for those in the PR industry, especially when sh*t hits the fan.
Honestly, I have no clue where this journey will take me. Like other jobs, it has its fair share of trials and tribulations too. What made me decide to try PR is the job security and learning experience it offers. As a journalism graduate, I was curious about what’s in the other side of the fence. Turns out, it’s much more greener but no less difficult!
I decided to give myself six months to completely immerse in the PR industry first before I decide what to do next. Maybe, going back to journalism (if given the opportunity) or conquer Law school?
Who knows, maybe if I enjoy this, I’ll stay.