Hello, my name is Stephanie, and I have a confession to make.
I’ve never seen the Star Wars movies.
Or the Godfather/Back to the Future/Indiana Jones movies. I only recently watched ET all the way through.
Or many of the classics. I managed to horrify Christine when I told her that I’ve never seen Mary Poppins. Like, I think for a minute there she wasn’t sure we could still be friends.
The thing is, I’m not sure why I haven’t seen these movies. I just haven’t. I had to have a friend explain to me what Chewbacca was. Complete with an impression. I do a lot of nodding in groups of my peers, when they’re all laughing over some 80s movie reference and I’m completely lost. A friend even took to calling me the anti-geek because this lack of knowledge extends well beyond movies into video games, comic books and TV shows. Being a geek is cool and I am decidedly uncool.
Though I did make these Valentines for my son to give out last year. That makes me a little bit cool, right?
Things You Should Know Thursdays was inspired by a Vivid & Brave journaling prompt – “Things you should know if we’re going to be BFFs”. If you share a thing I should know about you, be sure to come back here and leave a comment so I can link to you too! The hashtag for social media is #TYSKT.
I’m a communicator. That’s a PC way of saying I like to talk, but I also spend a lot of my time listening, and over the years, I’ve developed a sense for subtext – how one or two words can change your entire message, what people are really trying to say and how to weave the varied layers of your story into one cohesive brand message that your clients fall in love with.
When I'm not acting as editor in chief for Vivid & Brave, you can find me geeking out over words here.
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