Public relations. One profession was all it took to spark a passion in three women within the same family. Growing up, I had incredible women to look up to. My mom is an executive vice president at Fahlgren Mortine, an integrated marketing and communications agency. For most of my life, I looked at my mom's work as a fun place to go on “bring your child to work day.” It had Razor scooters, snacks and limitless markers and paper to create notes of affection to hang on my mom's bulletin board. Little did I know, that office space would become the place where I got my first hands on experience in the public relations field. My sister, Abby, is a junior public relations and health communications double major. She is the vice president of PRSSA, the vice president of Sigma Alpha Tau sorority, works three days a week at her internship with OhioHealth and goes to class.Through her many internships and hard work, Abby has become an outstanding leader in her major. My mom and my sister have always been very passionate about communications, but I was different. From the age of five until the second semester of my first year at Otterbein, my heart was set on being a teacher. I loved that teachers were able to make such an impact on kids and I dreamed of doing the same. My first semester at Otterbein, I had the opportunity to observe in the classroom. This experience was eye opening because my dreams shifted. Suddenly, the same passion I had felt about teaching dwindled and made me rethink my major. Over winter break, I sat down with my mom and explained that I wanted to change my major. This conversation put me at ease because I was reassured that no matter where life took me, I would be supported by my family. After various career interest tests, my mom suggested public relations. At first, this was a controversial idea because I had never seen myself doing anything involving communications. After pondering this idea, I took a leap of faith and hesitantly changed my major to public relations. On a Tuesday morning at 8am, I had my first public relations class. This class was titled “nonprofit public relations.” This class showed me that this major would allow me to make a difference using my skills and creativity. I knew walking out of that class that I had made the right decision. My mom was right, whether I wanted to admit it or not, that public relations would be the major for me. I am so grateful to have a mom that is like superwoman to me. She is incredibly supportive of everything I do and is always quick to give constructive criticism. I am lucky enough to attend college with my role model, who just happens to be my sister. She constantly pushes to be a better writer and student. Now, my mom, my sister and I all share the same passion for public relations. We help each other grow as people and professionals. It is amazing to “do life” alongside my sister and my mom, the shining examples of all that I hope to be.