Brittany Graham

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Big 12 MBB Media Day

Big 12 MBB Media Day

The past two months have been nothing short of exciting, and I’m still trying to figure out just exactly how I got here🤷🏽. By here I mean living my dream and fulfilling the vision God placed my heart many years ago. It’s been almost two months since I started this new chapter and new adventure as a Digital Media Correspondent for the best conference (and also my favorite😉), The Big 12. Since then, a lot of you have been asking more about job, life, what exactly I do, and how the transition has been changing my career.

Life😎

Let me first start off by saying that I am truly blessed🙏🏽 to be living my best life right now. I mean it when I say that life is treating me well😌. I’m living in the city I have wanted to live in for so many years now with my amazing parents that I get to see and spend time with each and everyday. When I first started this whole adult thing I was living in Rome, GA coaching at Berry College. I hardly ever got to see my family and by hardly I mean once a year for 4-7 days during Christmas break. So you can see why I appreciate seeing their faces every morning to start my day.

Work🎥

As far as work goes, it’s been such an amazing learning experience so far. I feel like everyday I’m growing and learning something new. I’m constantly challenged, creating, thinking and making content to cover all of our Big 12 sports teams. I'm learning new editing techniques, all about cameras, lighting, back end of websites, social media strategies, and so many other cool important things.  

This time last year I was following around THE Jacqlyn Poss filming, editing, producing my own short web series and now here I am a year later making in day life media day videos with Devonte’ Graham and Trae Young, two of the best players in the Big 12. It’s so surreal…

 
 
 
 
XC Championship!!!

XC Championship!!!

I just wrapped up my first season covering cross country and it was an absolute blast. Coming from a basketball background I of course new nothing about XC, but that quickly changed as the season progressed as checking the polls and rankings became a part of my weekly routine.

After working the XC Championship and attending my first ever meet, I must say it way more exciting than you would ever think. These athletes are so skilled and discipline to take care of their bodies and run so many miles at such a fast pace. It was just crazy to see it live in person, and I highly suggest that every sports fan should definitely check out a XC meet, it was awesome.

It's also been a very new and weird experience for me being in front of a camera. I can't say I enjoy it just yet, but it's been good for me learning to get out of my comfort zone. It takes me a very long time to get my words right and I feel SO uncomfortable seeing, watching, and hearing myself on videos, can you tell I don't like it?🙅🏽🙈 But again, I'm growing and getting better each time I film and that's all I can ask for💙

#awkward😳⬇

I also spent the past month doing on campus visits with Big 12 women’s basketball teams (Baylor, TCU, Texas Tech, Iowa St. & Kansas St) interviewing coaches and student-athletes about the upcoming season. The moment it all sunk it for me in terms of how far I have come was interviewing my former coach at Texas Tech(Coach White, she will always be Coach White even though she is now marrieS LOL). However, many years ago now I was once a sophomore college basketball player at UMKC. A soft, timid, scared, lazy sophomore college basketball player at UMKC that lost her scholarship. At the time I was devastated but all the years later being told off was the best possible thing that could have ever happened to me. Besides, looking back now I would have got rid of me too #NOTlying...

With Coach White❤️️

With Coach White❤️️

For so many years I held so much anger in my heart towards my old coach for not renewing my scholarship and not believing in me as a player. I was so afraid to even think of seeing her face to face as the years passed, and now here I am sitting in front of her asking the questions for an interview. It was the coolest thing ever. I’ve grown, changed, and matured so much and a major reason why will always be my experience at UMKC. Had it not been for those moments, I would have never had the opportunity to years later be interviewing my old coach who I have nothing but love, support, and respect for. 

As you can see, life has been keeping me busy, I’ve been loving every minute of it and I don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.

This is just the beginning, I promise to keep you updated.

-Brittany

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I'm Trying to Get IT.

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Finally... a video that explains and someone that gets it. I've been describing myself as weird for years and could never fully put into words why. No mater what it is you're grinding for, basketball, another sport, your professional career,  this a video posted on Jimmy Butler's Insta' made by Phil.DoitAll anyone can relate to. (Please excuse me for the language in advanced, voice of Tyrese Gibson)

"It's time to stay focused. It's time to decide fuck clubs, fuck partying, fuck trying to fit in, and socialize, rubbing elbows with everybody so people can stop calling you weird. Why are you so anti social? Because I'm trying to get it. Why are you staying on the basketball court so much? Because I'm trying to get it. Why are you out there practicing in the hot sun when ain't nobody else out there? Because I'm trying to get it. These clubs, these parties, all this shit ain't going nowhere. The more weird you are, is a reflection of how committed you are to focusing on your shit, molding and shaping and developing your ideas and your craft so when it's time for you to make your rounds you gon' fly. The life that I live, I deserve this life because I work my ass off to get it."

Remember Why

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Things in life almost never go like we planned. With that being said, it's always important to remember why you started. Sometimes it's easy to lose focus and sight of your goals in the hustle and bustle of the everyday life work grind. We all at times get these amazing ideas and set high standards but lose the intensity to reach them when the path to get there becomes difficult. Other times, we get complacent or lackadaisical and progress becomes slower and slower.

SO, like I said, always...remember why you started. When you feel yourself getting off track, losing focused, or even becoming lazy. Get back to the mindset you had when you started, stay focused and remember each and everyday why you're doing what you do. It's for a reason, a purpose, the pain and struggle to get there is always worth it when you're focused on your why.

 

 

Turn Up Your Hustle

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We're human. So we all know that sometimes, a lot of times we can get in our feelings just a little too much. When someone or something throws you off track. When you fall into a slump and start to feel sorry for yourself and overly emotional for no real reason.

Wanna know the cure? Work harder. Time is valuable and too short to let short term feelings stop you from getting better.

Sometimes you have to learn how to turn down your feelings and turn up your hustle. Because if we're being honest with each other, your feelings don't care about your goals so don't let them get in the way.

Grind, work harder, and find a way to get sh*t done. It's okay to have feelings, we all get emotional sometimes but, never let your feelings stop you from being great.

Today and everyday find a way to grind it out. Turn down your feelings and turn up your hustle and get the job done.

I love you guys.

Always,

#DreamLiveBall

-Brittany