There has been a whirlwind storm inside of my head for the past little while; thoughts, plans, processes, lists, expectations, standards, committments....and I'm testing the waters before I take the 'big plunge' either way.
An apples and oranges dilemma has me comparing two areas that in essence, end up being completely 'me.'
First off, is teaching.
I've dreamed it up, and worked with kids at every opportunity I could get. I managed a learning centre, directed a summer camp, and taught catechism and child safety courses along the way. I volunteer mentored students in the midst of one of the biggest transitions of their lives - graduating and off to high school - and have made some contacts, and much-cherished friendships along the way. I've helped build self esteems, while colouring or drawing. I've given motivation, to those who didn't feel that it was worth the effort. I've given knowledge, to kids who had a true thirst to learn, and I've been that helping hand, that congratulates and promotes 'A for Effort.' I've stood infront of countless eyes and ears and lectured on things from A to Z. I've learned alongside these children, what it means to truly listen, and how to be 'in the moment.' I've relinquished my childhood self and found the beauty in simplicity; how just stopping - even for just a moment - to stare up at the clouds and figure out if it looks more like a dog, a monster, or something else entirely. I've learned that learning doesn't stop at the door. It's something that you take home with you -everyday- for the rest of your life.
Second, comes PR.
A love of writing, and knowing how words can convey a message beyond print is something I've known since I was small. I've worked alongside CEOs from family-run start up businesses, not-for-profit organizations to big financial institutions and everything of the sort. I've dipped my feet in the niche of what PR is. It is setting a brand/image in line for its target audience. It is conveying a messsage, on behalf of your clients, and acting as the voice box and ultimate 'written word' of what said -company/item/brand- represents. It is making connections, coordinating the needs of wants of your client to ultimately serve in benefit to those whom you are looking to gain positive favor from. I've always been told -upon first meeting- whether I was in the process of/interested in entering this industry....how it's 'so me' and something that people could 'totally see me doing.' I'm a people person - I know the value of working hard, and that if anything is worth doing, you never truly 'clock-out' of your job, because it isn't that, it's a career.
So here I am. If I were writing a book report about myself, the conflict would definitely be, "Human vs. Self."
Princess and the PR.
Fast-paced, on-the-go, research, data, analyze, strategize.
Not so different from teaching, after all.
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