Hi, there! I’m Olivia Adams. I’m a writer and public relations professional living in Grand Rapids, MI.
This blog is a space where I let the words flow. You’ll find my perspectives on life, career, growth and the moments in between. You’ll also find bits and pieces of what inspires me, recent projects and the lessons learned along the way.
What started as a blog to document my life as an intern in 2012 has morphed into many different forms. Just as a human grows, a blog can grow, too. That’s why I’m breathing new life into this space by sharing a mix of my personal stories, work stories, thoughts on growth and random musings here and there.
In case this is your first time stopping by or it’s been a while since you’ve been here, I thought I’d spark a little conversation…
How did you get started? What’s behind the blog’s name?
By day, I am a public relations professional working for a PR firm in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. I started this blog as a public relations student, and over the years, developed a brand as “Olivia Adams PR.”
I love my career and I love working in PR. But just because I have “PR” in the name doesn’t mean I’m limited to sharing those experiences on this blog. Here you’ll find a lot more than what I do at work. You’ll get to know me, read my stories and discover what inspires me every day.
What do you write about?
I write about anything from something that’s on mind to trending topics to my five favorite ways to prepare for the week ahead to why I love supporting local. Like I said, this blog is a creative outlet where I simply let the words flow…
What’s it like living in the Mitten state?
I’m so glad you asked. I absolutely LOVE my beautiful state of Michigan. The Great Lakes. The beaches. Living and working in Beer City USA. Lake Leelanau and Suttons Bay. Wine County. The U.P. Starry nights and sunsets. There are so many reasons why this state of mine gives me so much joy and I am proud to call myself a lifelong Michigander. Yes, you read that right. I don’t plan on leaving Michigan anytime soon.
Any big career goals?
I love my job and I get work with with some pretty amazing and talented people every day. At the moment, I am in learning and growing mode. I’m soaking up every minute of being a PR professional living in the city. That means soaking in every lesson learned. Every connection made. Every mistake. Every celebration. My ultimate goal is to be the best communications professional I can be. And use my skills as a force to spark positive change in my community.
Stationery. If I see a stationery store or cutesy boutique, I have to stop and buy paper or notecards or a journal I don’t need. I like my coffee creamer with a splash of coffee. I enjoy a craft beer here and there. And I How I Met Your Mother. That’s probably my favorite TV show of all time (I just finished the entire series in August 2017). And yes, Marshall Ericksen is my spirit animal as I try to to leave the world a better place than it was yesterday through my communications work.
There you have it. A glimpse into my blog and a little background about me. I always love connecting with new people and making friends, so please feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Instagram or Twitter!