It's no coincidence that Beyonce launched the very fab song, Who Run The World, Girls! These days, women are doing it all and demanding an entirely new ecosystem where equality is seen, felt, and heard across many facets, as we should! Which leads us to this month's Modern Day Women Spotlight Blog Post Series with Brandi! We are so humbled and excited to share a bit more about this total Boss mom and are certain you'll be inspired by Brandi's contagious positive and loving energy!
Get to Meet Brandi: This Month's Modern Day Women Spotlight
Can you tell us about your journey and what has led to you where you are today?
I always knew I wanted to be a journalist—ever since I was a little girl. Growing up a military brat I realized early on how blessed I was to live in different places and experience different people and cultures. I really loved it. And so I always thought it would be incredible to be a messenger of those people, cultures, stories and places and work as a writer or reporter. I worked on my high school newspaper, was editor in chief of my college newspaper, interned at a news station in college, worked in hard news, entertainment news, and then ultimately started covering food and lifestyle. Being a story teller has always felt like my calling. It’s always interesting to look back at all of the decisions you made or didn’t make that led you to where you are today and for some reason it always feels like you are exactly where you are supposed to be.
What does success look or feel like to you on your own terms?
For me success feels like what I’m doing right now. I work for myself, I own and operate Brandi Milloy Inc which is a content creation and production company. I get to pursue my passions, work with amazing partners and people and host on camera while also being incredibly present for my family. Success for me is a feeling of abundance and appreciation for the smallest blessings. It’s being able to spend time by myself at the beach in the mornings and Sundays together at church. It’s having a job that is incredibly fulfilling while also getting to spend so much meaningful time with my husband and children. There is not a day that goes by where I don’t think about how grateful I am. Everyday I strive to live with intention and say yes to things that are life giving and no to things that do not serve me or my family well.
What’s 1 piece of advice you’d pass along to our youth, be it goal-getting advice, mental health, women in business…etc.
Do not let where you come from to determine where you are going in life. Do not let your past determine your future. Every day we can rewrite our story, change unhealthy patterns and heal generational trauma. You are responsible for your life. You can do whatever you want, become whoever you want and only you can decide what kind of life you create for yourself.
Finally, what is your favorite empowering Jessica Santander jewelry sparkle and why?
I love my New Beginnings Earth Moonstone bracelet. It’s the perfect neutral that compliments any outfit. I love pairing it with my gold and rose gold jewelry and I just adore the calming colors and energy of the moonstone. When I wear it, it’s an inspirational reminder of our inner strength and feminine beauty that is always within us.
Thank you, Brandi, for sharing such words of wisdom and showcasing that no matter one's backstory, we all have the possibilities to become who we aspire to be and demand a life full of abundant joy!
Now, let's connect more with Brandi over on IG, Facebook and Tik Tok @BrandiMilloy and to go to my website BrandiMilloy.com for more and match with her favorite feel good bracelet, the New Beginnings Earth Moonstone!