Hi! My name is Britt Reints, and I’m a writer, speaker, and artist. I’m also a wife and mother of two. I’ve called Pittsburgh home since 2012.
I started blogging in 2006, which makes me an OG Blogger who will never understand Tumblr or Snapchat. When I started, I was a working mother with a baby and a kindergartner, living in the small Iowa town where my husband and I had grown up. I was happy on the outside, snarky on the Internet, and completely lost on the inside.
Through blogging, I found my voice and the courage to admit to myself that I wasn’t as happy as I thought I should be. I also found a job that moved my family to Central Florida, a stage upon which to unravel when I imploded my marriage, and a support network when we decided to put ourselves back together with marriage counseling and therapy.
Then, in 2011, the Internet gave me its best gift yet: the inspiration for an epic family road trip. We sold our suburban mcmansion and everything in it, bought a tiny travel trailer, and set out to see the country in June of 2011. We traveled for 10 months together before deciding to put down new roots in Pittsburgh, a city we’d discovered and fallen in love with on our trip.
The tricky thing about “about” pages and biographies is that they assume that you’re hitting the highlights of a story that’s finished. They purport to say This Is Who I Am, but the moment we hit publish the tale is out of date.
I am evolving, changing, growing, falling down, and trying to get back up. This website is where I share that ongoing journey.
Britt Reints is a Pittsburgh-based writer, speaker, and artist best known for her authentic voice and insights on happiness. She has been a featured speaker at women’s groups, international conferences, and corporate events. Her writing has appeared in numerous media outlets, including Redbook, Pittsburgh Magazine, The Huffington Post and she is the author of An Amateur’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness.