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 I keep them in the back of my mind for the day that I am ready to process what I have been taught. No doubt the year was full of trials and tribulations I was able to overcome and I worked harder than I ever have before. I know in 2017 my hard work will continue to manifest itself into great rewards as long as I continue to work hard. Over the course of the year I have gained insurmountable career experience and been a part of one of the greatest teams. I have seen a city grow and flourish before my eyes and I can’t wait to see what next year holds.

As the Account Executive at BethanyEast PR I have been fortunate to be a part of some of San Antonio’s biggest events in 2016. My team has taught me that nothing is impossible with a little determination, hard work, and a whole lot of trap music (LOL). From launching #GoodPeopleSA Soul Saturday in partnership with District 2, to planning Centro’s downtown Brand Launch and Centropolitan Awards, 2016 was a whirlwind. Our events now garner more than 3500 attendees-and we’re a team of 4 people! I’ve had the opportunity to plan the Grand Opening for University Health System’s new facility coming to San Antonio’s East side, re-brand Café Commerce into what is now LaunchSA, work alongside San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) as they look to educate and empower Eastside business owners, and most importantly I’ve worked alongside the coolest, most epic boss any girl could imagine.

Let me tell you my team stays winning. In a world that looks to tear down and minimize the power and potential of the African American community my team stays LIT. We are the definition of #BlackGirlMagic if I do say so myself (sorry Uche). Whether we’re running in the streets making connections, booking national entertainment for events, or just grinding it out at the office, we get the job done. It’s been an incredible year. Now I don’t say all of this to say it’s been perfect but it’s definitely been worth it. We don’t always get the recognition we deserve, but I know that in due time we will be a force that cannot be ignored. We’re coming for everything we deserve.

While 2016 has come to an end I’m just getting started. My 2017 is already action packed and I’m ready for it. My team is starting the year off with the most hectic month of events and projects in true BethanyEast fashion. With a grand 8 events in 2 weeks I’m here to rock January whether I get sleep or not. However, I’m kicking the month off with a little fun and taking a trip to my second home, Washington DC to check out the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Don’t worry you’ll be able to catch up on my travels on the blog when I return, or if you can’t wait that long you can follow me on social media.

In 2017 I want to refocus myself on learning, fine tuning my skills and truly growing into the boss babe that I know I am meant to be. Drop a comment and let me know what you’re looking to accomplish in 2017.


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