Get to know our lifestyle writer, Will!
How did you get started at BrittanySky.com?
I’ve known and worked with Brittany and Amina in the past. We went to college together. She had always talked about wanting to beef up her site with content and that is my experience exactly. Coming to blog for BrittanySky.com made sense and it’s been great so far.
What is your “day time” job?
I am a marketing professional. I have a job as a Sr. Digital Marketing Strategist at an agency in Philadelphia and I am also self-employed as a social media freelancer.
What’s one thing that surprised you in your path up until now?
One thing? I think almost everything has surprised me. I always knew I loved storytelling, people and ambition. I’ve tried to be really rigid on those three things. Is what I’m doing ambitious? Am I telling the best story for myself/brand/client? Are there good people around me? Everything else can be fluid. In my earlier post about moving on and up, I mentioned that I’ve lived a ton of places, worked with any client, traveled to some pretty cool places. All of that was unexpected for sure but I welcome the changes!.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
An inspiration to my family. I’ve come a long way from where I was and I still have a long way to go. I want my cousins, my Sister and my close friends to see that they can be anything they want to be. I see that potential in them so hopefully realizing my own will help them realize their own.
What’s one piece of advice you can offer to someone who wants a job like yours?
Shoot your shot. The best advice I’ve ever gotten was “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” You’ve got to speak to what you want and make it a known priority so that you can be rewarded.
What’s one piece of advice you have for someone who has no clue what they want to do?
This is how I spent my early 20’s and at times even now I question myself. The best advice I can give is to do everything. Take six months to say yes to every opportunity you come across. I was unemployed for a year and a half when I was younger and I spent that time interviewing and volunteering and working odd jobs. The one thing that I know is that you will build an amazing work ethic and you’ll learn so much about yourself. I learned that I hated sales LOL. I was the worst RadioShack employee ever, but I also learned I had to be in an environment that was conducive to growth and trending upward. Every step you take is one towards success, I truly believe as long as you learn from it you’ll never fail. So go tackle some obstacles.
Tell me something weird about you.
I’m triple jointed in my fingers from basketball injuries all my life. I also hate eggs, I don’t understand why people don’t wait for them to hatch and just eat them as chicken. So much better.