Today we have Ms. Britney Talty gracing the blog, one of my friends from college. We were in the same pledge class (FALL 09 xo) and shared some pretty crazy::fun::silly times. I hope you all enjoy her special insight into life after graduation.Age: 23
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Current City: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Graduate student/extern at Temple University
What have you learned lately that’s affected you in a special way?
To slow down and stop planning for the future. I was always looking forward and trying to figure out what was next, making to-do lists and schedules for the future. I realized that sometimes I just need to forget the plan and walk out the door and live. I have learned to live more day-by-day because you never know what tomorrow brings. Being in Europe for three weeks really helped me realize this because I learned to treasure each day in each city, soaking it all in and not thinking about where I was going to be the next day.
At what point did you figure out what you wanted to do as a career?
I was in my freshman year of college and for the first time in my life, I wasn’t on a sports team. I felt like a part of me was missing without having sports in my life. One of my friends was studying sports management and before I had gotten to college I had never heard of the major. While I was home on winter break, I set up an opportunity to shadow interns at the Buffalo Sabres, an NHL team. It was at that moment that I knew no matter where my career led me, it had to be something dealing with sports. Since that day, I have been doing everything to try and achieve that dream, which led me to where I am currently—working towards earning my M.S. in Sports Business.
What quote or lyric do you find especially meaningful?
The quote is from one of my favorite books The Lucky One: “The simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people…” It has always stuck with me and reminds me that little moments in your life can become amazing simply by having the right people by your side.
What are you looking forward to most this year?
I just found out that I have been offered a marketing internship with the Philadelphia Flyers, and couldn’t be more excited to take what I have learned in graduate school and get some real life experience! This is also another step closer to working in the sports industry!
What does your five-year plan look like?
Hmm, five years from now, plain and simple I want to be happy and have my own dog! I would also like to be established in my career, but right now I am not too worried about the future. If I have learned anything, it’s that things usually work out the way they are supposed to. This year is just focused on finishing up my master’s degree and landing a great first job!
What was your first memory?
My first memory is going to put scrubs on with my dad in the hospital to hold my baby sister, me putting on pink ones and my dad green ones. We had to wash our hands before we could go in and see my new sister. I think I was almost three at that time, but even to this day I can still see that moment vividly and what it felt like to hold her and know that I would protect her from that day on.
What’s your favorite indulgence?
Reality TV. I am addicted to it. It is my escape from my constantly busy world and sometimes I just need to veg out. My family hates when I take over the TV at home because it’s Dance Moms and Real Housewives marathons.
What’s three traits does your future husband have to possess?
Honesty, a passion for his family, and the ability to laugh at himself (as I constantly am laughing at myself)!
Are there any words of wisdom that you live by?
Yes, I recently talked to my friends about this, and I think I have been living by these words for most of my life, but just found the right quote for it. “If something scares you, it might be a good idea to try it.” Most of my life I have always jumped into something, even if deep down I was scared to death of what the outcome could be. But without fear, you don’t have life. If you’re scared, to me that means you’re living life to the fullest and willing to try anything. I am always up to try anything from moving to a new city where I didn’t know many people to traveling to Europe with a group of people I didn’t meet until I landed in Amsterdam. These things scared me before they actually happened turned out to be some pretty great experiences.
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