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My Neck, My Back, My Anxiety Attack

The Truth Behind the Hidden Anxiety Overachiever, perfectionist, detail oriented, these are just a few of the terms that people use to describe people with “high-functioning” anxiety. While “high-functioning” anxiety is not an official diagnosis it is used to describe those who are driven by […]

New York: Escaping the Bright Lights

New York: Escaping the Bright Lights

Turning a Skeptic to a Fan I am not a fan of New York. There I said it. Gasp! I know I just ruffled some feathers, but I had to get that off my chest. I don’t do the overcrowded streets, the cramped apartments or […]

The Re-Branding of Brand Me

The Re-Branding of Brand Me

We’re all guilty of it, we get a great idea and have all intention to follow through on some big action plan but alas we lose focus and time goes by and the next thing you know your “big idea” sits alone in the corner collecting dust. I have wanted to make this blog a focal point of my brand for quite some time, but life gets in the way and I make excuses for not creating new content. That stops now. I want to share my life, my travels, and my career struggles with anyone who cares to listen. I have a lot to say (most of the time) and I’d like to think that my honesty makes for a pretty good read. I’m not afraid to share my struggles, my imperfections, and the scary truth about ‘adulting’. I also want to share my adventures, laughs, and ultimate wins. So from this point forward I want to be held accountable. The only way to be held accountable is to share your action plan for others to know so that they can check in on you and tell you when you’re failing to follow through.

I am under construction. No one told me I had to stay the same. In fact those who don’t grow lose out on a lot of opportunities. Until I find the path that fits me I’ll continue to make changes. I just assumed that when I graduated college and began my life as an ‘adult’ my career path was sort of set, but here I come to find out that I can change my mind whenever the mood strikes. Now this is not to say you should flip flop every other week, but if you start a career in a particular field and decide you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, change it! With all of that being said…

You’ll notice the site has a brand new look, which I will continue to work on and perfect, but I will also be working on myself. I am working to better define my career goals, my brand, and my approach at attacking all of the crazy ideas that run through my head. Over the next few weeks you will see a more cohesive image across my platforms, more consistent posts, and a special project that I will reveal in the near future. In the meantime I have planned out my next few posts, joined groups on Facebook to connect with other awesome bloggers, and I’m letting all of my readers in so I can’t fail, right?

So for my other bloggers, social media mavens, and all around boss babes let me know what works best for you? Who keeps you accountable? What are some tools you use to keep yourself and your content organized? I want to hear from you so comment, hit me up on social media or email me and let’s talk!

The Quarter Life Crisis

The Quarter Life Crisis

When Life Goes Left When I was younger I thought that by the time I was 25 I would have my life together. I would be getting married, excelling in my career, paying off my student loans at record speed (ha!), and buying my first […]

Dubai: Skyscrapers & Sandcastles

Dubai: Skyscrapers & Sandcastles

A City writing it’s place in history through culture & architectural advancement Dubai, the new playground for the rich and famous is quickly making a name for itself. It is where Princes and rich housewives vacation, but the average person can only dream of going, […]

The Life of a Publicist: The Glitz & Grunt Work

The Life of a Publicist: The Glitz & Grunt Work

My MLK Weekend Recap

As we all should know last Monday, January 16, was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is not only a day but rather a weekend, or in San Antonio, a near month long, celebration of Dr. King’s life. A weekend used to celebrate the life and legacy of one of America’s greatest heroes and leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is also one of the biggest weekends of the year in San Antonio. More than 300,000 people gather to participate in the annual march which is the largest in the country. This year marked a historic 30th anniversary of the march in San Antonio which is a historic milestone when most people wouldn’t even think to consider San Antonio among the leaders of Dr. King’s movement.

This year the San Antonio MLK Commission wanted to give the people something to remember. Thus, my team at BethanyEast PR was set to have the busiest month EVER. The BethanyEast PR team had a hand in eight events in the span of 2 weeks. The greatest of those events was the 30th Anniversary March where we had the pleasure of being tasked with booking David Banner as the keynote speaker and special guest performer Jidenna. While this was one of the greatest weekends of my life it was also one of the most trying. Over the course of this weekend my team was a part of four events in a mere two days. I am not one to complain, especially when it comes to working, but the sleep deprivation was real! From Saturday’s 10th Annual Youth Empowerment Summit where I witnessed nearly 300 San Antonio middle and high school kids participate in small breakout sessions and actively engage with keynote speakers to attending SAGE’s Taste the Dream Gala there was not a single moment to be missed.

Everyone wants to believe that being a publicist or event planner is a glamorous job (believe me there are times when it is amazing) but there are times when it is a grunt-worthy job. It is not the job you see on TV or in the movies; it is grueling and often times a thankless job. As a publicist, we are expected to be miracle workers. When you add the role of an event planner to that title you reach a dangerous tipping point where it is expected that you can do it all. Now don’t get me wrong, I can figure just about anything out. If there’s one thing I have learned during my time as a publicist, it is how to problem solve. You must think on your feet. I can say the Youth Summit went off pretty much without a hitch. Thanks to amazing volunteers and kids who came ready to learn and soak up as much information as they could handle it was a great morning. I can’t even complain about the Gala because my job was done before I got there. BethanyEast was tasked with marketing the gala and I would say it was a success. When your client tells you to stop selling tickets because they’re going to sell out I say that’s a good problem to have and your job is done.

These events alone sound like a full weekend, right? Wrong! This was just the beginning of the madness. On Sunday, our special guest, Jidenna, arrived in San Antonio. You’re probably thinking “That’s cool you get to hang out with celebrities” and you’re right it is fun, but it’s also work. It’s not letting my hair down (completely) and forgetting that I’m a professional. I’m still on the clock. Along with these good times come the short nights #TeamNoSleep. I slept roughly eight hours over the course of four days. For the next two days, I was tasked with ensuring all needs were met for not only Jidenna but also for his eight-person band and crew. I bet y’all didn’t think about that part did ya? While Jidenna and his crew were the most incredibly sweet guys you’ll ever meet I still didn’t get to sleep. I  love my sleep. If this wasn’t crazy enough let me add one more person, David Banner to the mix. I’ll just say my lack of sleep was cut in half.

While I can’t say, I enjoy not sleeping I can say that I enjoy what I do. As a publicist, I get to work with incredible people and do amazing things. I have had the opportunity to book Jidenna and David Banner for the largest MLK march in the country. THE LARGEST MARCH IN THE COUNTRY. Yes, I fall victim to showing the glamorous aspects of my job for social media but I know it’s important to share the not so glamorous aspects as well. I want to be the honest voice that shows young girls and boys thinking about pursuing a career in the field of PR what to really expect. There will be long days, sleepless nights, and times where you feel your work goes unappreciated but just know at the end of the day it really is all worth it if you’re in it for the love.

 

2016: A Year in Review

2016: A Year in Review

The Year of the Publicist 2016 has been a year of growth, a year of learning, and most importantly a year full of life changing experiences. While I may not be able to fully appreciate all of the lessons that 2016 has thrown my way […]

No One said it’d be Easy

No One said it’d be Easy

The Life of a Publicist Let’s get one thing clear, I love my job. I love what I do. There is definitely something to be said about being a publicist, but unfortunately not all of it is good. And the negatives only seem to stack […]

Chris Brown: Under Attack or Warranted Hate

Chris Brown: Under Attack or Warranted Hate

The Downfall of Chris Brown

As I’m sure most of the world knows Chris Brown has once again made headlines and it’s not for a hot new song, or a cute insta post of him and daughter Royalty, but rather he has once again become the center of a scandal. This one stems from a woman calling the police in the wee hours of the morning stating the Brown had threatened her with a gun.

 

Now I know what many of you are thinking, “Chris has a bad past”, “he’s hateful towards women” etc, etc and I get it. I’m no “stan” when it comes to Chris but I have to say that a lot of what has been reported doesn’t add up. The alleged “victim” Baylee something or other appears to only be worried about hitting her come up. First off, if this is such a serious matter and you’re scared for your life why are you talking to TMZ and not the police? *insert side eye* Secondly, Miss Baylee was real quick to post a video that also had no hint of fear but more or less of satisfaction. Third, this girl had the audacity to change her Instagram bio to include the line “Yes Chris Threatened Me…” and might I add she did it with the swiftness. You see little Miss Baylee was garnering thousands of followers by the hour until she made her accounts private.

 

Of course social media was on top of covering every last detail and weighing in with their opinions. What caught my eye was the amount of people willing to stand up for Brown in the wake of what is most certainly being deemed a cry for attention by the “victim”. It’s crazy how much attention we pay to situations such as this when there are more pressing matters going on in the world around us. One tweet in particular stated that the way this event was being covered you’d think Chris Brown was El Chapo, but let’s be honest El Chapo couldn’t pay for this much coverage because we aren’t invested in his life.

 

Everyone is quick to blame Chris Brown and say they don’t like him and all I have to say to that is to each their own. You don’t have to like Chris as a person (not that you probably know him) to respect him as an artist. I’ve seen the question raised, do we separate the artist from the person? I would simply say, yes. Who you are at home has nothing to do with how well you make music, or dribble a basketball, or whatever your special talent may be. This DOES NOT mean that I condone violence or ignorant behavior but it means I accept that you are human. You will error (just as everyone else) and we will all move past it.

 

I do hope for the best in Brown’s case. He was seemingly doing well, taking care of his daughter, making music, and minding his business. It would SUCK if something such as this (which I’m deeming false accusations) be the final straw in what takes down his empire. They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer but in Brown’s case I would say he first needs to figure out the difference.

The Bey-MAs

The Bey-MAs

On Sunday night the world bore witness to the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. A night meant to honor the greatest in the visual aspect of music was seemingly lackluster for the most part. On a night that brought Britney Spears out of her MTV […]