raconteuse.

[rak-uh n-tœz, –tooz, –toosFrench ra-kawntœz] noun

  1. a woman who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes interestingly.

Mindy sent me a five year journal when I turned thirty. The journal poses a question and you answer it on the same day every year for five years. It’s an organized way to look back and think, “Whoa, I can’t believe that’s what I thought/did/ate/liked last year.”

Today’s question was “What do you want to say when someone asks ‘what do you do?’”

I answered it before I knew this word! To be “Beth the Raconteuse” would be super sweet as. I most definitely do not excel at telling stories verbally. Tom the bartender makes sure to keep me humble about this. I tell a story that I find adequately entertaining and he says, “Wait, is that it?”

I’ll be practicing. Maybe when I answer this question next year, I’ll be able to confidently write, “Beth the Raconteuse.” I’ll text Tom and let him know if so.

 

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