Bring it on, 2017!

Happy New Year, and welcome to my personal website!

2016 was a wonderful year of growth and new experiences for me. It was my first year in the journalism industry straight out of graduate school, which was a thrilling challenge, to say the least.  Working as a general assignment features reporter and blogger (I celebrated my work anniversary on Jan. 4), I have learned and written about so much.

I’ve met interesting people, like White House Correspondent April Ryan, who celebrates 20 years of presidential coverage this January, and radio personality Maria Dennis who kicked cancer’s ass. I spoke with fiercely loving Baltimore mother Toya Graham about her life a year after the city riots and jammed out with local MC’s at hip-hop incubator Bmore Beatclub. I examined old Baltimore’s history via a city relic — the Blue Book— and visited 2016’s “coolest small town.” I went indoor skydiving, to the White House for the first time, and I visited some incredible treehouses (a childhood dream of mine). I also wrote about the quirkiest of news, including an exploding toilet; toilet art (there might be a theme here somewhere); Twiggy, the water skiing squirrel, and ugly sweaters, all while working with the dynamic, talented and supportive staff and reporters of The Baltimore Sun. But that doesn’t even cover half of it.

Indoor skydiving at iFly Baltimore from Brittany Britto on Vimeo.

In 2017, there’s more to come, and it’s my goal to document my journey just a little bit more, things that I don’t get to share in the paper and some of the helpful tips and mistakes that I have learned (and learned from) along the way.

I may not write every week, but I will strive to keep it fresh!

You can keep up with my work on The Baltimore Sun here.

And if you’re looking for fun things to do in the New Year, check out The Baltimore Sun’s event listing with some of the top 2017 events here.

*Opinions posted on belong to Brittany Britto only. They do not reflect the opinions or values of her place of employment.

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