Q. Who are you? What is your background?
A. HELLOOOOOO! My name is Brittany Wilson, I live downtown Greensboro and I like to call myself a citizen of the world! I was born in New Jersey to the most incredible humans in the world. My parents were in the Air Force and worked for the military so I have been fortunate to live in different places and have such an eclectic background. I am Puerto Rican and Black and I’ve been told I am a feisty little thing. So when you combine all of that together, add on that fact that I am an Aquarius, a hippie and hardcore nerd; honey you’ve got a show! LOL! In the most humble way possible, I have yet to meet someone like me! And I love it!!
Q. What is your work?
A. Servicing the world is my work! Lol I currently own and operate Alice’s Table in Greensboro. Alice’s Table is an event planning business geared towards bringing people together to be engaged, creative and inspired to live the joyous life! I also work the front desk of THEE Orrell Design salon downtown Greensboro. ANDDDDD I work some odd freelancing jobs here and there, proofreading and copy editing. I am definitely hustling right now!
Q. What is one project you are excited to be working on right now?
A. Getting Alice’s Table up and running has been such an exciting adventure. I am enjoying the brilliant humans I am meeting, the events I am attending and the learning! OMG I am learning so much and I freaking LOVE it! I just want to absorb as much information as possible, not just with this business but in general...I’m a hardcore nerd. In addition, it sounds cliché but I love this chapter of life I am writing right now. I am enjoying getting to know this part of me that has always been there that is now able to grow and evolve in this period of my life.
Q. What is one thing you've done recently that's scared you and took courage, but you're glad you did?
A. HA! Quit my full time job as a product specialist for a luxury car brand and buying a franchise I saw on Shark Tank! I was scared of losing the expectations of a weekly paycheck and health insurance. LAWD I miss health insurance! Lol I am so happy I did leave though. The second I walked out on my last day I felt a tremendous amount of weight lifted from my whole being! That job was suffocating and no longer where I needed to be. Following that, I jumped right into running Alice’s Table and that scared the shit out of me because I thought it was a great idea; I wasn’t sure if my community was going to feel the same. I feel incredibly blessed for the feedback and overall reception of Alice’s Table, I could not be more elated!!! So quit that job! Lol It’s liberating for real!
Q. What is the work you most want to be doing and are you doing it? If not why not? What's stopping you?
A. I sense my spirit is an educator with my core being a humanitarian. I simply just want to help people be and do better. I want to aid in providing people with opportunities to explore their curiosity and simply be a quality human! The work I yearn for is community development in Puerto Rico. Since I was a kid, it has been a dream of mine to have property back home for locals and travelers. Fast forward to this past hurricane season, I mean it is quite obvious why I want to save my country. My mother’s ENTIRE family is in Puerto Rico. I have so many memories and experiences there that essentially make me who I am. It is in my blood to help my people, especially if no one else is willing.
Q. What would you tell your high school or college self?
A. Don’t worry about boys like Susel said in her interview because that’s so true! Lol But in all honesty, I would have told myself to release my inner hippie sooner and amplify my badass-ness and f*ck what people think of me! However, I am grateful for my process because I am sure I would not be experiencing life at this same dynamic if I did not have those fears early on. Now, I do not care! Lol I look at it this way, if I can’t be me, then I can’t do anything else.
Q. What's one piece of advice or motto you love and use in your daily life that you would like to share with my sweet readers?
A. 2 of my favorite quotes(I have a note on my phone with a million quotes, it took me forever to narrow it down) are “A good example has twice the value of a good eye” by Albert Schweitzer and “ I have nothing to declare but my genius!” by Oscar Wilde. Quotes like that speak to my character essentially. I have nothing other to offer than myself, time and knowledge and that is my genius. I think in being as intentional and honest as I know how to be reflects in how I maneuver in life. If I can help bring someone joy whether intentionally or not, I think I am being purposeful and abundant.
Q. What keeps you creating when you don't feel like it?
A. Nature! All things natural like surrounding myself around like and unlike minds, my family, being outside, animals, children etc.! I admire organic and intimate connections because that is where I find God and his best work.
Q. Anything else you'd like to share?
A. Always be intentional. I believe in “good juju” so I just want readers to take away brilliance, kindness and gratefulness...if that’s even a word! Lol
Q. What's your favorite yoga pose?
A. Definitely Virabhadra 2 or warrior 2 pose for sure! It is just something about a warrior that resonates with me; it really has been a reoccurring theme in my life in some way. Warrior 2 pose just does it for me, like a phoenix in its true form! haha
Q. How do you live a life of abundance?
A. I feel as if I am innately at the service of others and it is within that practice where I experience abundance. I love leaving people in a better position than when I met them, if that makes sense?! Whether I inform them, enlighten them or simply make them smile I feel as if I have done some good. That feeling alone is enough for me to keep pursuing my own happiness.