These are the last couple weeks of 2014… which is so crazy to even type… but even crazier to remember all the work there is left to do that now we can in all seriousness just push to 2015. Dealing with various team and client travel schedules, the media is doing their annual hibernation or facing a writing drought, and just about everything else in between makes it so much harder to get any approvals or reviews or planning done when the office is full of two people, max.
It’s obvious that a lot of people take their vacation days in December, travel for the holidays to be with family or go somewhere warm, the good life basically. And then there’s me…
In all my working years as a PR Girl, I have always just worked the entire month. My first December I was interning in New York which basically meant I was was too poor to afford 800$ tickets to go to Texas. And, I mean, Christmas in NY is beautiful with all the snow and the lights so it wasn’t worth my entire paycheck. Fast forward to now that I live in the state where my family is, I don’t really have to travel for the holidays. And also given that I don’t celebrate the religious meaning behind Christmas, I take one for the team… So then everyone else travels in December. Everyone. It can get sad around the office but that leaves the door wide open for opportunities. Let’s recap:
December-tunity 2011 – Interning in New York the team got a late request to start putting together materials for a new business pitch for a really big brand… Guess who helped and started absorbing all the knowledge on the client and their competitors? Me. Guess who got hired as a full time PR girl when the team won the business? Me.
December-tunity 2013 – What happens when there is a tech giant who wants to meet with a PR team in December? I traveled to ATX to actually be part of a new business pitch, yes, my first time and, yes, as the most junior person on the team two months into my new job at a new firm.
NOW THIS DECEMBER I AM GOING TO LA FOR ANOTHER MILESTONE IN MY CAREER!! Rhymes with Mellon DeVenomous. Figure it out… Side bar, let’s just hope I don’t f**k this up before I consider it a December-tunity…. Here is my ultimate tip to you working girls who are roaming the lonely office halls: Seek the opportunities.