We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittany Harris and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brittany, how do you think about risk?
Risk is what Audacious Sock Wear was built on. The definition of Audacious is “the willingness to take bold risk.” Yes, my designs are “bold” but the reason I why gave A.S.W. its name is because I wanted to encourage others to be audacious. I want people to “be bold and take risk.” If you don’t make an attempt to achieve your dreams, you will live with regret. Risk taking is imperative! I used to be afraid to go against the norm but now, I honestly I don’t care. All my life, I have operated by the book. I’m at the point now, where I am slowly ripping the pages out of that book and tossing them in the trash. We as a people have got to get out of the habit of doing things by the book. Every person, has their own path that they must travel to reach their final destination. My path no longer consist of being tied down by “the man” and being unhappy. A.S.W. puts me in the mind state that I can achieve anything, I just need to make it happen. I am infatuated with risk taking, it helps me and my business grow. I am afraid of my dreams and the possible outcome but that’s only because big dreams should make you fearful. Fearful of what you can become, fearful of what you may accomplish but let it be a healthy fear. You are a hungry beast and your dreams are a rib eye – cooked medium well with Worcestershire sauce, asparagus and garlic butter. Sorry, I’m a little hungry… Anyways,tackle it one step at a time. Taking risk is a good thing. You’ll never know unless you try.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I currently work another full time job in the Insurance industry and yes, its been challenging to navigate professionally, I don;t feel like I can truly be myself and I have to tailor myself to the different audiences I interact with on a daily basis but that will soon change and I know I’m not the only one. Audacious Sock Wear gives me the power to disengage from the life I must participate in from 7am to 3pm. After 3pm, its game on! In addition to being bold and taking risk, A.S.W. is also built on living your best life and doing what you want…while wearing my socks of course but really, enjoying life!
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I absolutely love Papadeauxs, I don’t even need the menu anymore and of course Westgate. I love AZ for the scenery, so any trails will do.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Without my husband, I would be lost! Every time, I tell A.S.W.’s story,I must give credit to my husband, Nathaniel! He’s the one who gave me the idea. He’s had my back throughout this whole ordeal. He’s been to nearly every vendor event, he’s my IT and maintenance guy,he’s truly my everything.
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