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Somehow I blinked in January during syllabus week and now it is already May and finals week? I am not really sure how that happened…

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I cannot believe this is my very last blog post for my public relations publishing class. I learned so much this semester about the world of digital design and how it can help me during my future as a public relations professional.

When I first started this class, I was super surprised to hear that instead of getting actual grades on our work that it would be more of a completion grade. This was my first class formatted in this way. I was a little nervous that I would allow myself to not take this class seriously since I did not have to worry about grades, but I am glad I did not do that. I think taking away the grade aspect of this class helped me tremendously. Instead of focusing on getting an A, I was focusing on letting my creative side shine and enjoy what I was doing.

If you have been keeping up with my blog posts, you know that I also write weekly blog posts reflecting on my time in this class. At first, I did not see why we had to do this, but I am so glad that we did! I think reflecting on what I learned and writing out my thoughts helped me grow as a person on top of growing as a public relations professional.

I love that I have a little story of myself on my blog now because of these blog posts. It is a great tool for me to go back and look at how much I have progressed during my college years. I will definitely keep this on my site not only as a personal branding tool but just so I can go back and remember my struggles and victories. I love being able to look back and see what my thought process was when working on various projects throughout the semester.

Just this semester, I can see how much I have grown as a public relations professional. I took this class and public relations writing, so I feel like I have all of the basics down. Before this course, I literally had no idea what Indesign or Adobe Premiere Pro even was. I might not be a professional by any means, but at least I know that I can use them if I had to. They are skills that I hope to continue to improve and grow upon as the years go on.

I cannot wait to look back on my blog site years from now and see first hand how much I have grown as a person and as a public relations professional. Thank you, Croom, for everything you have taught me this semester! I appreciate your patience and dedication to your students.