As I prepare to write my blog story for the JMU SCOM blog page, the Harrison Connect, I’ve been working diligently to learn as much as I can about Dr. Jennifer Rosier. Rosier is a professor, here at JMU, and has published research about romantic relationships.
What better topic to showcase in a blog story aimed at college students than romantic relationships- I mean, everyone is looking for love right? Which is how I chose what topic to do this big project on. Not only does she have this expertise, but Jennie is also a radiant individual.
So during this interview, there were two main things that stood out to me: this woman’s love for life and her ability and desire to express that love. When asked if there was one thing that she could tell her children that she would want them to remember for the rest of their lives, it would be to “Love the life you live, and live that life you love.”
As humans, we often forget to do this. We get so caught up in the menial things, that we forget to love what we are doing. We forget to live the life that we love. We tend to do things because we have to, rather than because we want to; but this is the only way to be effective at what we are doing- to love what you do, and do what you love.
If I had to compare the overall effectiveness of a person who loved their job versus someone else that did it “just to do it,” I’m sure the former person would rank pretty highly.
What’s my point here.. as aspiring professionals, whether that be PR, television, marketing, etc. We all have to do what we love! If not, then what’s the point.
Nobody ever liked a grumpy publicist anyway 🙂