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Lately I’ve found myself having a lot of conversations with people about beginnings.

People are often surprised to learn that, no, I don’t have PR diploma and that I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and not a communications degree. And yet here I am, a public relations professional (and I like to think, a pretty darn good one.)

How did I get to where I am now?

I picked up some freelancing gigs. I listened to people. Really listened. I learned from others in the space. I taught myself everything I possibly could.

I started somewhere. 

If there’s something you want to in life – a career, a hobby, a skill – the only way to make it happen is to just do it. Start somewhere. Even if that somewhere feels like the middle of nowhere with no roads in sight.

Just start somewhere.


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4 thoughts on “les mots

  1. I couldn’t agree more. I am in a career transition as well… I have a friend who i keep trying to give this advice. We both want to work with animals but she seems stuck whereas i am moving forward.. The other thing is some people like to stay in their comfort zones (which I think is my friend) and don’t want to leave them. I used to be like that but lately I find it exciting to get out of my comfort zone! And I feel so excited working on my goal of getting where I want to be

    1. I love it! And applaud you. Getting out of your comfort zone can be terrifying and sometimes it takes sacrifices – I know when I first decided I wanted to make it in PR, I put all of my energy into it. For three years, I lived and breathed my career and getting better at PR every single day. I was single and barely dated because my work came first. Now that I’ve gotten to where I am today, I can happily love my job, shatter glass ceilings and be happy and in love but it took a few years of sacrifices to get here. It was totally worth it though! :)

  2. Crystal,

    I recently discovered your blog and am very glad I did. I see a lot of similarities between you and I. I recently started (successfully) freelancing, after waiting for a gig for over a year. It took that long to land a client, because I simply wasn’t trusting in myself that I was ready to start. I had cold feet and that alone was hindering my level of effort. I agree with you that is does take years of sacrifices to be successful in the online marketing field. The part of your post that spoke to me the most is your answer to how you got to be where you are today; you started somewhere. It really is the hardest part. I look forward to reading more posts!

    I will also connect with you via social media. :-)

    Have a wonderful day,

    Lauren Hutchison
    SEO | SEM | Online Marketing | Website Development

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