Excited about Life

Eugene!  Public relations!  Friends!  My Chicago Cubs wall sign finally on display!

This is how I feel right now.  Regardless of the fact that the last couple weeks have been ridiculously busy with school preparation, last-minute errands, moving, settling into a new room and meeting new housemates (all of which has kept me from blogging), I think life is just great right now.

Of course, the good feelings will probably lessen some when classes start and schedules start to fill.

But now?  I’m excited about life.

I blogged earlier about the fresh start that comes with September, and my fresh start has truly begun.  I’m in a new room with new décor and new people.  Everything is new.

Another new thing is my enthusiasm for my major, public relations.  I honestly didn’t know a whole lot about public relations until today, when I attended a social media discussion in Portland today.  A few friends who are heavily involved with UO’s student-run PR firm were invited to attend the discussion, which was put on by a Portland PR firm.  They invited me to tag along, and I learned TONS.  Those were capital letters for a reason.

I’m so excited to learn more about how PR is done and what happens in the industry.  It’s constantly changing and seems like an innovative industry with a lot of different career possibilities.  I love using and learning about social media, and this discussion really opened my eyes to how social media fits into public relations.  The girls I drove with were all PR majors and were all extremely happy with their choice to pursue public relations.  They were confident, skilled, and thrilled to be representing UO and their student-run firm.

Hopefully, I can be a part of that firm this year.  Next week I’ll begin the application process, so I’m a bit nervous but still excited about the possibilities that PR offers.  It’s just a great time to be excited about life.

What are you excited about in the coming year?  Your major?  Your school?  Your friends?  Your location?  Tell me!  Also, if anyone out there works in PR or is a PR student, I’d love to hear from you.  I have so much to learn and would love to know any tips or stories you have to share to a PR student.

Coming posts will be less about me and all the cool things in my life and more about what others are doing.  That’s much more important in the grand scheme of things, but this was a “preface post” to the rest of the year.  Here we go!

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