As a PR professional, you must be prepared for the unexpected. Always be on your P’s and Q’s.
My latest journey outside of North Carolina has led me to New York City. I was invited to spend a week in New York with a friend and my now new friend who is also a publicist. As a young professional, it makes sense to find the best airline and hotel deals. Of course I wanted to travel on the same flight as my colleague so I went on a booked the flight. Unfortunately for her, the site where she booked her flight from had different plans.
Hotwire decided to push back my colleague’s flight 6 hours. The other friend booked the hotel in her name and there is no way for her to switch it to my name. I had no close friends staying in the city sooooo…..I had to wait it out at LaGuardia Airport.
It actually wasn’t that bad. The only two things I didn’t like were the expensive airport food and the airport didn’t offer free wi-fi like other airports. I was elated when I found an outlet where I can charge my phone. Luckily I borrowed a book from my friend to read for entertainment. It was Lauren Conrad’s Sweet Little Lies. It was really juicy! I had heard about her book series before but now I will find the other two books and read them as well.
Of course I had social media to entertain/inform me. I also wanted to be as productive as possible. I mapped out my next 6 blogpost topics, research a company I was interviewing for while in town, and did some work for my internship, The Marque Group, LLC. I never let my time go to waste. Even when I’m at home trying to relax, I can’t do it because I always feel like I should be doing SOMETHING.
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