Create your own path to happiness by pursuing your passions

March 25, 2016

Out of all my friends that just graduated college, I’m one of the extremely lucky few who can honestly say they’re looking forward to going to work everyday. Sure, we all have had our share of frustrating days and Sunday ‘scaries,’ but I couldn’t imagine a world without my BPR family. When chatting with my friends, there are so many people in their first job that absolutely despise it, even to the point where they dread the daily grind. It might be the commute into work, unchallenging day-to-day tasks, a shitty manager, or a difficult client, but all these little things build up and can really make a person miserable.

Now, fortunate enough for me the commute to work is about a 10-minute walk (or a 3 minute rollerblade), the work we do is challenging yet rewarding and varies day to day, and my manager truly cares about my career and personal life. Other people might not be as lucky as we are to start a job that will enable them to build a solid professional path to success while building valuable relationships.

Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 10.04.54 AM[1]Yes, we’re all about the crazy PR-life, but everyone has a passion outside of work, too. Whether it’s playing or listening to music, spending the weekend outdoors hiking or skiing, photography, or maybe you’re passionate about volunteering – we’re not all slaves to the workplace. Working at Barokas for the last 9 months has made me realize how important it is to pursue your passions outside of PR. It’s vital to your personal happiness and career to create your own path to happiness in your job.

What ever it is, Barokas is a workplace that enables you to explore what you find rewarding in life. For me, I graduated college with a dual degree in HR and marketing, and I have always wanted to be able to use my passion for this field in a productive way. By helping out with whatever HR programs we have at Barokas — for example helping to update the employee handbook, mentoring interns and interviewing potential candidates — I’ve been able to create more happiness for myself.Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 10.08.29 AM

Everyone has a passion, find it and let BPR be the place where you get to explore it 🙂

-Aubrey

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