Triskaidekaphobia – Fear of the number 13; Paraskevidekatriaphobia – Fear of Friday the 13th: The Films bring back Nostalgia

The year was 1980 when the first Friday the 13th movie debuted starring none other than Kevin Bacon, at least that’s how I remember it. This hunky guy had an unassuming role but his death on screen was unforgettable. An arrow was shoved through the back of his neck as he lay on a bed awaiting his girlfriend. I will never forget it. It was gruesome. Nor will I forget the 11 additional movies, some good, some not so good, all in the theme of Friday the 13th. I, for one, am not a superstitious person, never will be. (whoops never say never) In fact, I do not suffer from triskaidekaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia.

Grew up on these spooky films. Should I really admit this?

Grew up on these spooky films. Should I really admit this?

Many of my best moments career wise were on this very day. In one of my former jobs, I received an annual raise of 12%, 4 years in a row, two of which were on Friday the 13th. I also interviewed for a huge career game-changer on this day and was called within the hour that I got the job! For me, it’s all in the mind. It’s what you put your mind to, that’s what you believe in. Even if there is no actual concrete validation.  Be careful what you allow in to your mind and what you believe to be true. Did you know that while watching a movie your mind may feel like you are a part of it?  Afterwards, your memory actually can trick itself into thinking that what was on screen really happened to you. There is a ton of literature on this fact. Remember when watching some of these movies, say to yourself, this isn’t real, or is it? Question what’s on the screen. BTW, we once had the greatest black cat named Stevie. He brought us good luck while I was pregnant with our only son, Justin! Enjoy Friday the 13th, another beautiful day. 🙂

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