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Hey, I’m Britt.

I’m a walking cliche—the starry-eyed writer who legitimately adores writing. I believe that words can make the world a very awesome place. And no, I don’t think that’s cheesy.

By Day…

I’m a communications manager at a tech startup and a freelance writer, helping businesses pursue their dreams through the beautiful power that is content marketing. You can check out my work on the Portfolio page and on LinkedIn.

By Night…

I’m an indie author slaving away on my fourth book. I love writing about bold female characters who use their misconstrued sass for good, because I don’t believe in evil.

Somewhere in all of this, I blog too.

Beyond my random musings about life and its marvelous ways, The Life Enthusiast Chronicles is an ongoing project of positivity where humans from all over the world reveal what makes them enthusiastic about life.

I am blissfully married to Mr. H and he has an insanely delicious food blog, Cooking Irreverence. I also have two cats, Aphrodite and Hazel—and they are famous for their cat yoga moves and disdain for editing.

Awards Policy

I am beyond grateful to be recognized by other bloggers, but I will no longer be accepting awards. Your love in the amount of likes, comments, and shares is appreciated more than you will ever know. I will continue doing my best to reciprocate the same warmth.

Image Policy

All images on brittskrabanek.com are totally and completely original, unless otherwise noted. If you would like to use one of the images, do credit accordingly with a link back to my little blog. Images provided by guests on The Life Enthusiast Chronicles should be credited to these wonderful bloggers.

113 thoughts on “About

  1. the Jotter's Joint says:

    Hi Britt,
    I’m a S. California girl as well. But don’t have the added benefit of Texas experience. Valley Girl? LOL! Was just thinking about that today (post in the near future). Thanks for following my blog. Congrats on your book!

  2. Ed says:

    As I read your profile, I had this nagging feeling that I had met you somewhere before. It turns out, you’re basically my female counterpart. BA in International Studies? Writer from an early age? Texan? Worked in Hotel Guest Services? I’m definitely sensing a kindred spirit.

    I’m currently trying out a career with the Foreign Service via internship in Paris, but I hate to say that I might have been imagining a “Vie en Rose” image as a diplomat. Don’t get me wrong, living in Paris is a dream come true for me, and *that* part is awesome. Now, though, I’m seriously reconsidering my trajectory for the coming year, and it has always been my dream to be able to support myself through my writing.

    I’m so inspired by the release of your book, and I’m thrilled to find a fellow writerly soul who has been able to find a way to do what she loves. I would love to get to know you more and discuss life as an indie author.

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m glad you enjoyed it as well.


    • brittskrabanek says:

      Hi, Ed. That’s crazy!

      And, I originally had planned a foreign relations related career, but took a detour, a long one. LOL! I know it’s for the best, because I’m finally putting my big girl pants on, and writing, something I’ve always loved but was afraid to do in a serious way.

      Luckily, I have a supporting spouse that dared me to go for it. Honestly, I haven’t made a dime yet, and don’t know if I’m ever going to. Regardless, I am going to continue to write forever, and if I need to pick up something on the side for survival, so be it. My advice would be to do what you love. You seem to have a genuine talent for the written word, so use it.

  3. marneymcnall says:

    Congrats, Britt! And thanks so much for nominating me for the Lovely blog award. So sweet.

    Seems we have quite a bit in common. I, too, considered a career in the foreign service. I opted for doing humanitarian work with NGOs instead. Worked well for me since it led to meeting my husband! (Of course, there were many other positives,too) Also, I took dance from age 3- thru high school and was on my college dance team. Miss it, I tell ya. Now, I’m an aspiring writer. Glad we met in cyberworld! I’m enjoying your blog.

    • brittskrabanek says:

      Wow, Marney! We do have a lot in common.

      Funnily enough, I was veering towards humanitarian work during my last two years in college when I got into applied anthropology, but met my hubby and my path changed. He has been super supportive of my writing, and deep down it was always in me.

      And, you’re a fellow dancer and writer! Neat. So glad we met. I am greatly enjoying your beautiful blog.

  4. Subhan Zein says:

    Hi Britt,

    It is so great to find a published writer who blogs. Awesome! And ‘Beneath the Satin Gloves’ looks interesting. Congratulations on the publication of the book! I’d check it out on ITunes, for sure. 🙂

    And also, I would like to thank you for following my blog. I hope the short stores and poetry that I write on my blog do not disappoint you. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  5. Subhan Zein says:

    Hello Britt,

    Happy New Year to you! I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success, especially with your publication endeavors. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my short stories and poems do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride.Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you, Britt. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  6. Janna G. Noelle says:

    Hi Britt. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Your blog looks great (I love the images), you seem like a really positive, energetic person, and I already know we think alike on the subject of story outlines. I look forward to reading more about your physical perspective. 🙂

  7. Allison Forsythe says:

    Hi Britt! I’ve tagged you in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. 🙂 It’s totally up to you if you want to participate. The details are on my blog!

  8. AadiRohilla says:

    “What a wonderful surprise to find your blog absolutely beautiful work. Exceptional.” I am so glad I stopped by your blog, truly amazing.. You’re “Awesome”..hugs and love!!

  9. meticulousmick says:

    Britt, thank you so much for the follow, it is really appreciated and great to have you aboard. Any suggestions or requests, please just drop me a line. Great image of you by the window – great light, like the eyes and just gorgeous. Best wishes for a fun filled life, MM 🍀

  10. Minuscule Moments says:

    Love your space and zest for life. I look forward to reading more and am on a journey as a writer too. Good luck with all your writing ventures it is a long hard road and it is good to see anothers perspective on this mad crazy journey.

  11. Paul Handover says:

    Came here as a result of a recent post from Kate. I’m a Brit living in Southern Oregon, together with my British-born wife and our 9 dogs, 4 cats, 2 budgerigars, 3 chickens and 4 horses; many of them rescue animals. Also an active blogger: Learning from Dogs. So would love to follow your goodself and if you ever fancy writing a guest post for LfD that would be fantastic. Best wishes, Paul.

  12. Mélanie says:

    very interesting CV(résumé, in English, LOL!)… 🙂 glad to have come across your super-blog, via Lady-Gallivanta… 🙂
    * * *
    @Skrabanek sounds Czech to me… any connection? 🙂
    * * *
    my very best, tons of inspiration and friendly thoughts from sunny Toulouse, France! cheers, Mélanie 🙂

  13. vsvevg says:

    Hi Britt, I just wanted to tell you I am so happy that we have connected, I look forward to you posts in my inbox, and our exchanges. I wish you a very Merry Holiday and the Happiest of New Years. Peace to you and Mr. H.

  14. Les Petits Pas de Juls says:

    Britt, I’m just a fan! Of your writing, of the way you describe things so easily and how you make us wonder at everything, the simple like the most important moments. I haven’t met you yet, but can’t wait to cross paths with you in Oregon or somewhere else… You’re a star with words, keep taking us over the rainbow!!

    And, since you already tell us so much about what you like about life and travels, I’m curious to know more about something we don’t talk so much about.. What would be the 9 things you CAN’T do when you travel? Look at my post here to know more about that little challenge I offer you, if you decide you want to play: https://lespetitspasdejuls.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/9-things-i-cant-do-when-i-travel/

    Looking forward to discovering that other side of you…

    • Britt Skrabanek says:

      Aw, you are such a doll! You know that I am a fan as well. I love your spirit and even though it’s only on the internet, I enjoy being your stowaway on travel adventures. 🙂

      Whenever we can, we will definitely hang out one day and grab a drink.

      I did decide to play by leaving my answer on your blog. It’s a little silly, but it’s all I’ve got. 🙂

      • Les Petits Pas de Juls says:

        Nothing’s silly! I loved knowing about them because they’re part of who you are and the details help understand a person better. I’m so glad we could stumble into each other’s blog and know someday we’ll have an opportunity to meet live! Meanwhile, enjoy those little things, the day and share the joy, since you do it so beautifully ! Hugs!

  15. meticulousmick says:

    Britt my writing friend, could not help but think of you when I was put to the sword in the Love in Ten Lines challenge and as a result have nominated you for the challenge. Obviously it is up to you whether you participate or not. Hope all is going swimmingly for you.

    John / MM 🍀

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