Welcome to Britta’s Banter!
A self-coined variety blogger, I write for the love of the game. Writing helps me make meaning in my life by piecing together past experiences as I daydream about the present and imagine the future. Observations made from the beauty we create and the blunders we endure in this precious life are the stories worth telling.
In 2002 I received a degree in Communication Studies from Virginia Tech, where my interest in writing and media studies took flight. To date, Creative Nonfiction is the genre I most closely identify with.
When I became a mother in 2011, I started the Banter to stay connected with family and friends from afar while preserving memories. Blogging instantly became a positive outlet for me alongside the joys and demands of being a stay-at-home-mom. I became a second-time mom in 2013.
In addition to parenting related musings, I use humor, daily life, running, travel, a silly old pug dog, and other interests-of-the-moment to keep the Banter fresh. Most recently I broached the topic of mental illness and disclosed some of my deeply personal truths.
My blog is ever-evolving, similar to my voice as a writer. I am still figuring out my comfort zone and testing choices on the appropriate amount of information and pictures to share as I navigate the waters of blogging and social media in a fast-paced, accessible world.
I invite you to read my words, especially those who can relate to me as a thinker, writer, or mother.