20 Questions with Vanessa Aguilar
How many days could you last in solitary confinement? How would you do it? I think I would get a little stir crazy after 5 days. In the rare moments I have to myself I enjoy arts & crafts, cleaning/reorganizing my place and listening to music.
Do you save old greeting cards and letters? Throw them away? I save them. I usually save cards on my refrigerator for a week or two and if they are really beautiful or have a sweet/sentimental message, I keep them in a memory box that I occasionally go through for inspiration or a quick pick-me-up.
What’s some insider knowledge that only people in your line of work have? There is no one right answer! That is one of the most exciting and terrifying parts about marketing.
What’s the worst hairstyle you’ve ever had? I unintentionally got a shmullet…twice!
What life skills are rarely taught but extremely useful? Networking! Networking can be scary but it is so important for your professional and personal growth.
What movie or book do you know the most quotes from? The Princess Bride
What’s the smartest thing you’ve seen an animal do? My cat can guess which cup a ball is in after you mix it up with other cups. She’s a genius.
Who in your life has the best / worst luck? I don’t really believe in luck. I know there are chance circumstances but when I think of those who could be considered lucky or unlucky, it is pretty obvious that they have played active roles in their situations. To credit luck would take away from their efforts or lack thereof.
What trend are you tired of? Ripped jeans, snapchat filters and the Kardashians
What’s the weirdest crush you’ve had? My first crush was on David Bowie. His character Jared in Labyrinth was so dreamy!
Who is the most creative person you know? I’ve been blessed to work with so many creative people. I can’t think of just one.
What elements of pop culture will be forever tied in your mind to your childhood? Hyper color t-shirts and jelly sandals…Did I just age myself?
What would be the most amazing adventure to go on? In the past few years, I have developed an adoration for sloths. That being the case, a trip to the sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica is definitely on my bucket list.
Who in your life is the worst at using technology? Are you trying to get me in trouble? I plead the 5th!
What was the biggest realization you had about yourself? I’ve got this, whatever it is. I’ve reached a point in my professional career and in some respects my personal life that I have been presented with enough situations where I thought, “This it! This is where it all falls apart.” Each time I have come out on the other end…not necessarily unscathed but I figured it out.
What job doesn’t exist now but will exist in the future? Social engagement coach to teach people how to interact with each other offline.
What’s the cutest thing you can imagine? Something so cute it’s almost painful. Baby sloths
What’s the worst thing you ate from a fast food restaurant? I’m seriously afraid to even think about it but I’m sure it was at Taco Bell. Lol!
What was the most amazing physical feat you’ve managed to pull off? I repelled off the Mills building. It was awesome but I never want to do it again.
What values are most important to you? Authenticity, empathy, kindness, and humor
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.