Happy Birthday to Alyssa!

Posted November 27, 2020 by Jasmyne Harris

Happy birthday to our favorite content specialist, Alyssa! We want to wish her another trip around the sun! Alyssa usually writes the Brightly Creative blogs, but this time, the spotlight is on her. We quizzed the birthday girl with some fun questions. Enjoy this interview, and be sure to wish Alyssa a happy birthday!

She has traveled around the world and back again, so of course we had to ask what is her favorite country she has visited and why. Having traveled to many countries, we’re sure it’s hard to pick just one — how could we have asked such a question — but here is what she has to say: “This is the toughest question because first you have to quantify what favorite means. Was it the memories made? The food? The people? The landmarks? The ecosystem? The spiritual experience? Each country has lent itself to some sort of amazing aspect to where I couldn’t possibly choose one out of the 36 I’ve visited and lived in so far. But, if I know anything about myself, it’s that I’ve always wanted to be somewhere else as soon as I’ve landed somewhere. It’s almost always onto the next, with a high level of FOMO, and it heightens the more I travel. Budapest, Hungary, where I lived for a year, is the only place where I’ve never wanted to live anywhere else. So, in essence of not writing a book on my travels in this blog, I’ll choose that one.

Like most of us, we wish we had some advice when going through tough times. Alyssa drops some knowledge on us, and it’s too good not to share. This is what she has to offer us: “This too shall pass. Time heals or at least lessens immediate pain or struggles. Also, someone asked me once, “Will this be an issue 5 years from now?” It helps me get past the immediacy of the struggle and realize that it won’t really matter in the future.” We don’t know about you, but we’re going to remember this!

No matter who you are and where you are in life, a core group of people to stand by you is important. Alyssa’s friends are her biggest supporters and inspiration. As she has packed up and ventured to faraway lands, she knows her friends will always be there and back her. Their positive energy and loyalty has been how she keeps a tight circle over the years. No matter their opposing beliefs and family backgrounds, she knows her friends will stand by her. 

If we know one thing about Alyssa, it’s that her puppy, Maddux, who we have to admit is adorable, is her everything! Have you ever come between Alyssa and her pup? Not a chance! So of course we had to try and prove her loyalty with this question: “What would you choose: Maddux live as long as you live or be debt free and have 1 million dollars?” This one is easy. I am already debt free and Maddux is priceless. I will choose my dog every single time, as long as he’s happy and healthy. That’s my baby angel.” 


Let us know your pursuits. We’ll find the best way to get you there.