Brittany only joined the splitsecnd family a few months ago, but in that time she’s become an invaluable member of our team and a bonafide Nashvillian – she already bought a house! She’s smart and funny with the cheeriest of dispositions and a constant smile on her face. Learn more about her in this quick Q&A.
Where did you grow up? What about your hometown do you wish you could bring here with you?
I grew up in Lawrenceville, GA, a suburb of Atlanta. I lived in the same house for most of my life and in the same county as my entire family. Since moving back to the south I’m able to visit more often, but there’s nothing quite like holidays at home – my mom and dad go all out for holidays, especially Christmas. Their house is always so festive and cozy, always smelling like evergreen trees and cinnamon. Nothing beats holidays at home!
What brought you to Nashville?
I moved to Nashville three months ago from Denver, where I had spent the last couple years. Denver is a beautiful city, but it was time to go back to the south to be closer to my family. My boyfriend is a really talented guitarist and singer/songwriter, so we also wanted to be closer to the music scene to see if his music takes off (fingers crossed!).
What’s your favorite thing about Nashville so far?
Driving into Nashville with the U-Haul in tow was the first time I had ever been to Nashville – moving was one of those “leap of faith” decisions I hope everyone does at least once in their lives. I didn’t expect Nashville to have such a good foodie scene for vegans. You’d probably expect Nashville food to be exclusively “Hot Chicken” and other fried, artery clogging dishes. Nope! The count of restaurants that have vegan options is at over 100 and climbing. Crazy!
If your car broke down in the middle of nowhere, but you had plenty of food and water, and knew that thanks to your splitsecnd device, help would arrive in a few days, what 3 things could you not go without?
My dog, Nash. When my boyfriend and I adopted him while living in Denver, we thought we’d name our dogs after guitar brands- aka Fender, Gibson, etc. will be in the future. Nash is the name of a small production guitar company that is my boyfriend’s favorite, so we named our dog Nash. Two years later, we’re here in Nashville. Ironic? I think so. Nash is my constant companion, and having him around would be crucial to my sanity if I was stranded for a few days. We could go on walks, take naps, and just hang out.
Art supplies. It’s so hard to carve out time for creativity when you’re in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I’d take advantage of the time spent alone in a remote place to make and create all sorts of stuff.
Darn good podcasts. I’ve just started getting into podcasts, and they were so crucial to making the two-day drive from Denver to Nashville a bit fun. I love weird facts and stories, so This American Life is a personal favorite. Might as well walk away from being stranded a tad bit smarter!
Any fun facts you’d like to share about yourself?
I could eat Thai green curry with tofu every day. My favorite movie is “You’ve Got Mail”- I miss the 90’s! I like indie music, trying local beer, and digging through thrift stores. I’m currently revamping a 1950’s house in Nashville and I’m loving DIY-ing up a storm. I hope to travel, explore, and constantly grow and learn throughout my life. 🙂