a blog by Liz Johnston… just a 20-something PR girl trying to find her way

Liz’s Legos

At times, my life can be a contradiction – not ready to be considered a real GROWN-up, but so excited to start my PRofessional life – and at other times, my philosophical side takes over trying to remind myself that there is reason and time for everything. Trying to balance the serious and the whimsical; the pretty pretty princess and the tom boy; the independent woman and dependent child can be a challenge. But isn’t that what life is all about? A life without challenge, no thanks!

As a senior in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, I’m focusing my studies in public relations, while working towards minors in both business and communication studies. The college town of Eugene, Ore. is also my hometown. Growing up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest has been a dream; a literal evergreen dream of trees, and I wouldn’t trade it in for anything. I dream of traveling – I was lucky enough to spend a month in India at age 17, and world wonders seem to haunt my day dreams ever since.

I look at my life and think about what I want it to be and chaos ensues. Flashes of places I want to go, people I want to meet, cities I want to live in, fly through my brain. Is there enough time for my to discover my dreams, let alone accomplish them? There is only one way to find out. Face life’s challenges, accept them and meet them head on, showing the world and showing yourself what you are really made of.

A very wise women once told me that you are a fool if you ever stop searching for who you are. I never plan on stopping, and I can only hope I find people to point my on my way.

With that, I invite you to try and put together The Legos of My Life – I have yet to figure out how they all fit.

Liz Johnston


P.S. Life is the vacation; Death is the chore. Live it up before they bury you down.


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