It feels like I blinked, and suddenly I'm 29, engaged to my partner of eight years, a dog mom, and running my own business.
When I started my blog in 2016, I was 23. I felt so called to write and be a blogger. "Your Twenty-Something PR Girl" came to me when I was writing one day and it stuck. I mean, it made sense at the time. I was fresh out of college, had just gotten my public relations degree, and had a mission to inspire and empower other graduates. But, if you've been here long enough, you know I've evolved (as one should). I knew I wouldn't be twenty-something forever, but I knew I had about six years or so to at least live under the name before I had to make a change.
Fast forward to 2018, and the blog name shifted to, "The Twenty-Something PR Girl". As I grew, I didn't like the 'your' in the name anymore because it seem to suggest that others owned me. So, by changing 'your' to 'the', I could still use 'twenty-something' and continue to think about what I could call the blog and brand when I reached my thirties. And that was enough for a little while. Until I found a new love for health, fitness, wellness, and yoga. I couldn't afford a new blog rebrand, so I tried to encompass everything into this blog and brand. But then life and the pandemic followed and I started to give up. In the end, I got writer's block, overthought everything, and in some ways, I failed. But I don't feel like a failure at all. If anything, I feel relieved. I'm proud of myself for trying and doing the best I could while juggling the life I was living (I mean, I was working full-time, became a yoga teacher, taught cardio kickboxing for a short while, and so much more). And I know not many people can even say they tried like I did. But I knew it was time to start retiring "The Twenty-Something PR Girl" when an investor made a snarky comment about it when I was 27. It left a bad taste in my mouth for a long time - longer than I'd like to admit.
But the more I reflect, the more I think that maybe I was ignoring the signs and just not following my true purpose. In 2020, I started to go after what I really wanted since my early twenties: my own marketing business. I took the business class and did everything. I established my business name as Rebecca Louise Communications and Creative Co., LLC (RLCCCo., LLC), and was super ready to keep going. However, the pandemic kept going, I got scared, I didn't know how to price my services, and I was self-conscious about how long my LLC name was and wanted to think about a DBA name. But then in 2022, I said to myself, "it's now or never," and took the leap from my corporate job.
So, here I am, at 29, about less than six months from turning 30, ready to let go and say goodbye to "The Twenty-Something PR Girl" (even though I will always have ownership of it), and move forward. RLCCCo., LLC is open for business and serving small businesses and more with all marketing, communications, and creative needs. I am working on getting my business website up and running in 2023, but for now, you can get in touch with me on Instagram.
This feels like a comeback, but in reality, I'm just getting started. I'm looking forward to the future and what it holds for me and my business. And maybe I'll blog like this again someday, but not right now. Thank you for being here and following along on my journey - it's been a pleasure serving you with my content.