This semester I have really learned a lot about my future career in public relations. The one greatest lesson I learned is that there is always something I could be doing to better my self. This is something I learned early on in the semester when I attended career development day, which I previously have blogged about. Attending career development day really lighted a fire underneath me and made me want to be a better student practicing public relations.
Through out the semester I believe that I have had lots of accomplishment which I am proud of. My first accomplishment that I am really proud of is being on the executive board for PRSSA. My seconded accomplishment is advancing my writing techniques. I have written multiple pieces of copies and have had them continually checked over. Once my copies were edited and rechecked I made the necessary improvements on them. Making those improvements and being aware of my mistakes has taught me the most and has advanced my writing. I owe a lot of thanks to my teacher, Stacey Howard. She has really helped me out time after time this semester. Attending her 8 a.m. public relations writing class wasn’t always my favorite because it was early in the morning, but I sure did learn a lot more attending her class than if I was sleeping.
One thing I will take away from this semester is to be professional in all that you do. A few other things I will take away from the semester is that it is important to be networking, to maintain my blog, gain experience, and to practice all types of writing when it is not required of you.
As the semester is coming to a close I can see the finish that is ahead of me. This is just one semester down in my path of earning my degree. I have one year left of school and then I will truly meet the finish line. Who knows I may even begin a master program in the near future after I graduate.
This past weekend was one for the books. It was Easter weekend and I was so happy that I could go home and spend time with my family and friends.
On Friday night my friends and I got together and we had a black light party. For those of you who don’t know what a black light party is it’s where you wear neon clothes or white and you clothes glow in the dark. It’s a really good time and I think that all of my friends who came to the party had a really good. What I really like about when my friends and I get together is that we all get to catch up and talk about all the great times we have had with one another.
Sunday was Easter and it was day filled with family. Through out the day my family and I worked outside together on our house and just enjoying spending time outside. My family and I live in the country and each spring one thing we enjoy doing is going morel mushroom hunting. These mushrooms grow in the woods only for a short time during the spring and when there out my family and I are out hunting them. These mushrooms are delicacy to many people because of their rarity. It’s hard to explain the flavor of them but my family and I enjoy eating them any chance we get. As a part of our Sunday we celebrated Easter. This year for Easter my family and I went out to eat at Red Lobster. Although dinner was just my parents, my sister and my self we had a really great time. We takes about our up coming family vacation and things we would like to accomplish over the summer.
Each day I am reminded of how great my friends and family are. This weekend was just one of those great weekends that I will never forget.
Last Friday was Relay for Life for the students of SIUE. I was happy to participate in this event and the fight to end cancer. I just like many others have been effected by cancer. My grandma, who happened to be my best friend as a little girl lost her battle with pancreatic cancer many years ago. Till this day I am very saddened by the loss of grandma. Although there wasn’t much I could do for my grandma except spend the last days of her life with her, I can help those who have cancer now and who will have cancer in the future.
Being a part of Relay for Life made me feel apart of something bigger than just my self. I was honored to raise money for those who need help with cancer research. The whole meaning of Relay for Life is to show people that cancer never sleeps. As a part of the Relay for Life event all of those in attendance are welcomed to participate in the lighting of the luminaries. The lightning of the luminaries is to honor all those who have been effected directly by cancer. To me the lightening of the luminaries was my favorite part of the night. It was the moment I got to honor my grandma and my boyfriend got to honor his mom. It was an emotional moment for me because its hard not to miss those who have passed because of cancer. At that moment I realized I was their for a bigger reason than just to raise money but to honor life and the life’s of others.
Relay for Life was a great event and I look forward to participating in many more Relay for Life events. At the Relay for Life PRSSA the club I am apart of won the spirit award. It was a lot of fun celebrating with my friends who are in PRSSA with me.
I look for the day in life when there is cure for cancer, so that no one else looses a loved one because of this disease.
As the school year is coming to a close and summer is in the near future, I am beyond excited for summer break. Summer is my favorite time of year because of the warm weather, not having school, and getting to relax on a daily basis. Oh and my birthday is during the summer so that’s another huge reason why summer is my favorite time of the year.
This summer won’t just be all fun in games. The reason being because I’m going to be taking an online summer class and be doing an internship. My online summer class shouldn’t be to much of an issue because it’s only five weeks long. My internship however starts the first Monday I am out of school on vacation. I’m really excited about starting my internship because I’m looking forward to the experience and all of the knowledge I will gain from it.
This summer won’t be all work and no play. One of the things that I am really looking forward to is turning 21-years-old. This year my birthday just so happens to be on the same day as Fathers Day. I’m excited that I will get to share such a special day with my dad. As summer goes on my family and I will beheading to Destin, Florida. Each year my family and I go on a family vacation and this year is the same.
Summer is such an amazing time for me. I pledging to my self that I will make this summer the best that it can be. I get to look forward to so many things this summer and I am blessed to have such a good life. This summer will include me getting to further my knowledge in school and in my career, getting to spend quality time with my family and friends, and to travel the country.
SUMMER WHERE ARE YOU? HURRY UP AND GET HERE!!
This semester at school has been one for the books. This is by far one of the most stressful semester I’ve had my entire college career. I feel like it’s one thing after another. I try my best to tackle my stress and do whatever is possible to eliminate the stress that’s at hand.
I think that part of my stress this semester at school is being enrolled in 18 credit hours, which is six classes. A lot of my classes this semester are very demanding and time-consuming. Out of my six classes four of them have group projects; which is crazy to think that I have four different projects going on at one time.
Although school maybe stressing me out I’m thankful though to be in college and to be bettering myself. When ever I think that I have too much on my plate with school I just think that there’s some individuals who can’t afford to go to school that want to. I have this great opportunity to be in school. I use those thoughts to keep pushing myself and to handle one task at a time.
I don’t want to seem ungrateful because I’m not; I am blessed to be having the stresses I do about school. Sometimes the stress is a little much but I know that I can make it through this stressful time. Eventually one day in the near future hopefully I can catch a break. Good things are bound to happen to good people. I just have to keep a good head on my shoulders and look for the good in all situations.
This past year I’ve learned a lot myself and others. In life sometimes people get lost up in finding out who they are and who they want their friends to be. I’ve never had this issue. I always knew who I was and who I wanted to associate myself with. I have high morals and expectations for myself so I like to find those qualities in the friends I have.
As a friend I believe the most important quality to possess is having respect for your friends. I think in today’s society people forget all to often how important respect is. Having respect for someone shows that you actually honor that friendship. Being respectful should be something that we give to everyone; even if you have a hard time liking them. I think that showing respect to all just shows a sign of maturity and that you are an adult.
The friends that I do have all respect me and treat me with respect. I am so thankful for those friendships because I know that they can be rare. My boyfriend and I have a lot of the same friends and we have all have got so much closer with one another this year. My friends and I recently were talking about how we aren’t just friends but that we are family. Most of the time when we are together we always take pictures. So at the last group outing we had we took our typical group picture. Instead of telling everyone let’s get a group picture together we call it a family photo.
I am so blessed with the family and friends that I have. All these important people in my life help me strive to be a better person and for that I am blessed.
As I am writing this post I’m sitting on the beach looking at the emerald colored ocean in sunny and warm Florida. This years spring break took me to Clearwater, FL. It may not be Panama City Beach where the kids are going crazy but I am thankful to be on vacation.
Florida has always been one of my favorite places to vacation too. I’ve been to Orlando, St. Augustine, Destin, and Panama City Beach. So this time traveling to Clearwater was going to be a new experience for me. This is the furthest south I’ve ever been before in Florida. I have to say its real nice. It’s sunny and 75 here; which is a big difference compared to the cold weather we’ve had in Illinois this pass winter.
During my stay I’m getting to spend time with family and relax. This semester at school has been my busiest semester by far. So it’s nice I get to escape the stresses of school and relax. For the rest of my trip I plan to lay by the beach and take in the breathtaking scenery. I enjoy eating seafood so it will be a must to have at least one seafood dinner by the beach.
As I’m here in Florida I am really hoping that spring will be right around the corner in Illinois. I’m am looking forward to having warmer weather and getting to spend time outdoors. Since the weather is absolutely beautiful here in Florida I am spending as much time as I can outdoors. It’s crazy how much the weather can change your mood. The whole time while I am here I am so happy because of the warmth and seeing all of the trees with leaves on them. It’s a beautiful site to see.
Well for now I’ll be seeing you on the flip side. It’s time for me to take a stroll on the beach and feel the sand between my toes.