In case you don’t know me personally, my name is Amanda Munro and thank-you for reading The PR Life. I started this blog as a means to chonicle my life, be accountable for my goals and inspire others to lead the life they aspire to live. A few things you should probably know about me is that I am overly positive, love life, am full of ambition and live for my passions. I am addicted to coffee and peanut butter (I’m working on that one!), am passionate about all things health, public relations, fitness and social media related. How, might you ask do these passions have anything in common? I have no sweet clue – but I’m certainly going to try to figure it all out.
I’ve recently just moved across the country from the small city of Halifax, Nova Scotia to the massive city of Vancouver, British Columbia! After I graduated last fall I decided that if I really wanted to live my life and experience everything I can – I had to do something DRASTIC! So I grabbed my two suitcases and jumped on a plane to Vancouver on my own.. without a job (
anyone looking to hire?? HIRED!) and here I am!
Why The PR Life?
You are probably wondering where my blog name came from – huh? To make a very long story – short - I wanted to be able to be versatile with my blog and not focus on one specific topic… but incorporate my life into one tight-knit package. As most of us know how well the power of 3 works – I realized it fit very well with what I was trying to achieve.
PR #1 – Public Relations
With a Bachelor degree in Public Relations, PR is a huge part of my life. I’ve grown not only to be good at many of the communication aspects of the profession, but also grown to live, speak and breathe public relations. I hope to be able to use my skill set, and continue to add to it for the rest of my life. I’m a HUGE social media buff and would probably go insane without Twitter. Not only is it an extremely useful tool for personal connections – but astronomically vital for businesses and their overall success- hands down. I believe that social media is the way of the future and the quicker people pick it up, the more successful they will be overall.
PR #2 – Personal Records
Not only does PR stand for public relations… but if you are a runner you will know PR to mean Personal Records. Runners are always trying to out-do themselves. The only way to get better is to keep on runnin’! I started off many years ago not being able to run a few blocks without stopping… and now I can easily run 10k casually (the next goal is a half-marathon… stay tuned!) Personal Records also relates to goal-setting. I believe that setting goals will keep you dedicated and focused on continuously achieving great things in your life. The great thing about goals is that you set your own. No one can control what path you chose to follow or tell you how wrong or right your passions are because you control you solely. This blog is a way for me to hold myself accountable and on track with my goals and achievements in all shapes and forms.
PR #3 – Positive Reinforcement
Within this fast-paced society we live, people are quick to pass judgment and blame and rarely take accountability for their own actions. I think that negativity is tossed around far too easily and that positivity has become a rarity. I believe that the route to productivity and inner satisfaction is positive reinforcement. I’ve been there. That job that no matter how hard you try – and how many obstacles you’ve achieved – your good work goes completely unnoticed. Typically you hear no feedback unless it’s negative feedback and it soon begins to wear your entire spirit down. It’s not fun and it’s not what we need in our lives. Through my blog I hope that you will be able to take my experiences and small boasts of positive reinforcement to realize that you are great and can conquer anything you put your mind to.
Believe it, see it, do it. Because you can.
So what do I have to offer aside from the norm you might ask? I have no clue! But I do know that this blog will encourage me to stay focused, accountable and motivated to achieve my own personal goals. I am good at some things but awful at many. I feel like I know nothing sometimes, but when I really think about it – I know way more about the life I want to live and the person I want to be than I give myself credit for. As this blog develops and grows I hope that you too will be able to grow within yourself though this journey called life that we are all a part of; but in all on our own at the same time. As I work towards finding myself in the public relations profession, I hope to be able to use this blog as a means of voicing my frustrations, concerns, opinions and triumphs; professionally and personally.
I’m also a problem solver. I love challenges and I know there’s an answer to everything and I won’t stop until I figure it out! I push myself to limits most people would think are insane – but it makes me excited for life and achieving these things makes me want to achieve more – the harder the better. I’ve got planning and organizing down to a T. Planning is the only way you will ever succeed and I don’t believe in failing. No matter what the situation, when you don’t reach your goal, the process of getting there and the life lesson you’ve taken away from it was far more worth it for you in the end.
I’ve come a long way to get to this exciting point in my life (check back for my personal weight loss story coming soon!) and am even more excited for the chapters to come!
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog! Please feel free to contact me at anytime I’d love to hear from you!