As the end of my college career looms nearer (scary!), I've been thinking a lot about what the future has in store.
I've always admired Christian's drive and ambition; he loves school because he loves what he learns about, and his path to medical school is something he's been confident about since a little kid.
The way the human body works fascinates him, and his school work reflects his love and passion for his future career. And honestly, I really envy it.
Now don't get me wrong, I love my major. Public relations is a great fit for me. I walked out of my first day of intro to PR my freshman and thought, WOW, this is what I love. I love being in an ever-changing world with media and new challenges every day. I love working with anyone and everyone, and sharing my voice and advocating for things that really do matter. I love problem solving and using my instincts to help others and make a difference.
I couldn't be happier with the major that I picked.
But... Sometimes I wondered if I would ever find my niche in PR. I watch these amazing students being leaders in the PR program, they know where they're going and they take charge because they have a purpose and ambition.
And while I always knew I had a "purpose," I feel like recently I found mine.
It sounds silly, but event management is something that I think I am really good at it.
That might make me sound really conceited, but it doesn't happen too often where I really feel like I have a talent that's worth sharing and expounding upon.
I love that feeling of planning and organizing, and my mind moves a mile a minute with a vision of how I want the end result to be. I'm not technically an "artsy" person, but I think that I have an eye for design and can pull things together.
I'm taking an event planning class this semester, and the more I learn about event management, the more I love it. When I'm in my element, I feel confident enough to step up and be a leader, a role which I haven't ever been brave enough to do in the PR program.
I finally feel like I'm in the right place, doing the right things. PR opens up so many doors, and for me, it helped me realize that I can do event planning and management.
What's your niche? Have you ever felt this way too?