No matter what profession or field we are in, we need to constantly build relationships with the people around us and beyond. Networking, social media, face to face communication does that for us. Having general and tailored conversations help foster relationships with others and make meaningful connections.
Essentially, that is the bulk of what public relations is. As someone who studied this subject in undergrad, I always get asked questions like: what is it, what does it entail and isn't it similar to marketing? So I’m here today to answer general questions + give more insight.
2017 was my year of FAITH and EXPLORATION, and I can successfully say I've increased in both areas. Being pushed, tested, placed in hard situations & challenges, and almost feeling like I was losing myself were necessary for the sake of my growth — mentally + emotionally. The biggest themes were healing, creating and making the most of each experience.
After last year’s hardship, I didn't know how this year would turn out. I knew there were lessons to learn, so I stayed conscious of them. However, out of rebellion, I ignored or didn't see them. Part of me knew exactly what I needed — time to heal and grow from a heartbreak.
Once I figured out closure wasn't an option, that’s when the true self-reflection began. I started to see the “ugly” emotions and flaws I’d been hiding from myself. I felt the need to change and wanted to dig deep into the root of the issues. Writing allowed me to be vulnerable and let out every emotion and figure out WHY I was feeling this way.
I was scared and wasn't ready to deal with the emotions that came with healing. I wanted what I lost back, pretty much at any cost, even if it meant my sanity. The suddenness in the matter left me shook, out of my element, and a loss for words. Though my friends said I was doing well moving on, it didn’t feel like it. I was fighting urges and deep feelings of being alone.
It was the middle of September when I finally realized and verbally admitted the problem - ME. I wasn't ready because I always expected things to go back to normal, but they never did. I expected a lot of things to help me heal, such as closure, untold answers, and wanting a face to face connection. None of that happened - all the hoping and dreaming went tumbling down into a dark abyss. I never thought I would be that girl, who needed someone else to fulfill her every whim, but that’s who I had become.
Fear kept my faith in healing down. It made me feel like I couldn’t heal or change and that I was stuck being the same person I’ve always been. But I realized fear is all in the mind and seeing isn’t believing. You have to put the time in and make sure you are gaining the outcome you want. That's exactly what I did.
This week, I have been in a rough place, mentally + emotionally. Things, I literally cannot control, have been weighing on my heart. In light of cheering up, I googled inspirational quotes from powerful + empowering African American women. I found one quote from Maya Angelou stood out to me.
Our responsibility increases as we age. Every situation we encounter requires maturity, patience + time. Therefore if we do not like where we are, we have the right to change it. But if you can't change it, here are some helpful ways I found to change your attitude + mindset.
Alternatives will relieve stress to help change your attitude to think more positively than negatively. No, all the answers will come automatically. Make the list something you work on + look at frequently; this will help you stay on track.
Everything is not going to work out the first time around. So what are you going to do to change your attitude, if you can't change your situation?
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As I sit here typing to the opening post to the new outlet in my life, I welcome you! This has been a long time coming. Between coming up with the idea to create the blog to issues with purpose + inspiration (with help from my fellow blogger, Brea of All She Wrote), I am finally relieved the first stages are complete.
I became interested in personal blogging after writing posts as weekly assignments for my philosophy and public relations classes. Even before I figured out my love for it, it has always been apart of my life. Always wanting to stay current in the news, I read entertainment blogs and websites, fashion trends, and other information. Since changing my major (story will become a post SOON!), I have indulged into reading more blogs. Hearing others' testimonies, truths, and receiving inspirational messages has inspired my mission for the blog.
Though blogging is not a grade anymore, I can truly say this is becoming a passion. Between improving my writing skills from good to great, creating a productive outlet, and building my personal brand, this blog will set up my future and yours. My target readers will get a taste of what happens in my life, but the relationship is not one-sided. I want to hear feedback from my readers or ideas on posts.
So welcome to The Moxie Playbook where the mission is to inspire readers and give insightful information along the way. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletters!
This lifestyle and beauty blog - created for twentysomething millennial women - inspires, empowers, and adds moxie to womanhood. Women will have a space to learn how to flourish from past mistakes and daily issues, while gaining insight on other topics.
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