Public relations jobs have a reputation for being stressful, but I prefer to use words like stimulating, interesting, challenging and rewarding to describe our line of work. No matter how much you love your job, it’s still important to step back and take a break every once in a while. Work-life balance is a valuable part of our culture here at Lewis Public Relations (LPR). Yes, we’ve all spent some late nights and weekends at the office, but life is too short to spend every day like that. A little vacation or half day here and there goes a long way toward employee wellness, productivity and overall office morale.

Summer and its band of out-of-office messages are a great reminder for all of us. Take a vacation! Make time for family, friends and yourself. The work will be there when you get back.

In case you need a little more  inspiration... here are a few vacation photos from the LPR team:

LPR Principal Blake Lewis and his wife, Kathy, Cozumel, Mexico 2014


LPR Director of Strategic Development Amanda Hill with her husband, Erik, New York City 2014


LPR Associate Tyler Weiland and his sister, Kari, San Francisco 2011 (We keep telling him he needs to take another vacation soon!)


LPR Director of Account Service Christi Chesner, Alaska 2014