What’s your story? (Name, Age, Birthdate, Hometown, Current Neighborhood, Education, Current Position, Current goals, etc.) I’m Brittnee Miller. Currently enjoying my “Jordan Year”, I’m 23.5 years old. I was born in Brockton, Massachusetts – military brat so I’ve moved quite a bit before settling and calling Pickerington, Ohio home. I live in Clintonville/Worthington, it’s like the middle. Snapchat gives me a Worthington header so I have to take that into consideration. I’m a 2015 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Art in Communications. My current title is a Marketing Assistant at a financial institution. My goals vary and pile on each day. I ultimately want to succeed in a Political campaign that pushes for encouraging urban students and letting them know they can amount to more than they think and there’s so many opportunities out there. I also want to push for women especially young girls to know they can not be simplified to being “just a girl”, that they can amount to anything a male counterpart does.
What does your name mean? According to Google, Brittnee means From Great Britain. It’s not really descriptive but Great Britain aka Great Brit. Definitely holding onto the Great and Great Britain is a wonderful country. I used to have a picture that told me what my name was and it was so long, I wish I kept it. The expression of my name is as stated “As unique, creative individuals, they tend to resent authority, and are sometimes stubborn, proud, and impatient.” And I agree with this statement so much. My middle name is Nicole which means Victory of the People and my last name Miller, refers to a person who owned or worked in a grain mill.
Why Columbus? As much as I want to get out of Ohio, there are opportunities to pounce on in Columbus. The company I ultimately want to end up at is located here in Columbus. I feel like taking the opportunities that are presented to me are the move before I uplift and leave this place.
What’s your motto/mantra? As nerdy as it may seem, the Harry Potter series has shed so much light on my life. I have a Harry Potter tattoo in dedication to my favorite series and so much more. ‘It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live.’ – Albus Dumbledore. Why this? It’s a constant reminder to me that I can have all these dreams but they’re not going anywhere without living life and working for these things. As nice as it is to put off the real world, it’s even better to take advantage of the life out there.
Do you have any mentors/sponsors? My marketing director definitely has taken a role in pushing me to be independent and creative. He pushes me to be creative and not let slow work get to the best of me.
What’s been the key to your success? Believing in myself. Encouraging and pushing myself has been the key to keeping me on my feet. I have worked hard enough to ignore the negativity.
What’s your favorite Happy Hour spot in Columbus? Mad Mex. Definitely for the Nachos that are half price after 10!!! I also enjoy Pinthouse, the fries are to die for. Any place with great food is definitely at the top of my list.
What would you say to the young people who want to take their talents out of Columbus? Go for it. Don’t let anything hold you back. If there’s a better opportunity out there, don’t pass it by. There’s so much out there to explore and we shouldn’t limit ourselves on fear and change.
Favorite Ohio Team: The Ohio State Buckeyes, duh.
Local organizations you support: Pets Without Parents, Columbus. I love animals to it’s only right to support organizations that get them better homes and out of harms way. I’ve worked with Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids and their fight for Children’s Cancer. It’s a great organization that gives these kids so much to look forward to.
They’ve just erected a statue of you in front of the State House. What does it say underneath? Brittnee. A Kind and Humble Soul. A woman who gave a lot without asking for anything in return and liked ink.
Best piece of advice you’ve received? My younger sister is an avid hype beast. Always been brave so her telling me “To Be Brave” was important because the roles were switched. I’ve always been the big sister and in that moment, she pushed me towards something I didn’t want to do and something I was avoiding. Of course, the subject was silly but my sister wanted the best for my well being and cared about that in that moment. If my younger siblings believe in me then there’s nothing holding me back. I’m setting an example for them. Another person reached out to me about my blog and told me that “Your words add so much value to the world” and it was in regards to blogging but that made me think that each thing we type or say has so much meaning to someone out there. We could be helping someone without even knowing it.
How can we stay connected with you? Avid tweeter, @brittneenmiller is my serious twitter place. I get on Facebook from time to time, Brittnee Miller would be that name. Find me on the gram @britttnm. I also blog and the name isn’t set in stone but check me out at http://theworldof-b.blogspot.com