Meet Stephanie Sickler, Harmony Healthcare Corporate Recruiter
1) Tell us about the weirdest job you ever had.
I can’t say I have had any weird jobs, but I did work at Moe’s for a few months in high school as a cook, and it taught me two essential life lessons: how to roll a burrito like a professional and properly seasoned food requires more than just using salt and pepper.
2) If you could visit anywhere in the world you have never been, where would you go?
I’d choose Vatican City. I don’t consider myself an overly religious person, but I’ve always enjoyed learning about different religions. It has allowed me to connect with others on a deeper basis. I’ve always found the architecture in the Vatican to be breathtaking.
3) What is your favorite way to spend the weekend?
Each weekend I have one constant: surrounding myself with good people. Whether it be my significant other, friends, or family, I believe it’s important to take in the little moments and recharge with people who care for you!
4) Tell us about your favorite genre of movies.
I never turn down a recommended flick because of the genre, but my favorite would have to be dramas. My current favorite movie is Good Will Hunting. I enjoy films that I can relate to and that open me up to different ways of thinking about life.
Too often I find myself getting caught up in monotonous, repetitive, day-to-day activities; watching movies that dive deeper into the meaning of life can really humble me.
5) Create a soundtrack to your life with just 5 songs.
- “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd: My dad raised my sisters and me on good ol’ rock and roll. I remember being 5 or 6 and playing air guitar in the back of the car to this song. As I got older, it became my go-to driving song. It may or may not be responsible for a speeding ticket or 2.
- “Angela” by The Lumineers: Towards the middle of 2020, I was going through some changes in life and decided it was time to get back to my roots and go home. I packed up my car and drove 19 hours – alone – to Pennsylvania. This song came on, and it just overwhelmed me with the clarity I’d been missing and in need of.
- “Sara” by Fleetwood Mac: An undying love for Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac came with the territory of being raised on ’70s and ‘80s rock – again, courtesy of my dad. It had been on my bucket list to see them live for as long as I could remember, and in 2015, I got to check that box off! “Sara” is another one of those songs that I’d always sing in the car with my dad, and one of my absolute favorite memories is hearing and watching it being played live by his side.
- “Sideways” by Citizen Cope and Santana: The hopeless romantic in me always loved this song, and then I found the person that made me feel the lyrics. At that moment, it became even more special to me than it already was. Not to mention nobody plays the guitar like Santana.
- “Best Day Ever” by Mac Miller (live): This is my go-to, feel-good song and another one I got to experience live. It always takes me to my happiest moments and never fails to get me out of a funk.
6) What is your all-time favorite Netflix binge?
I’ve watched New Girl in its entirety at least five times, and it never gets old. It matches my humor, and I find myself quoting it a bit too often in my day-to-day life.
7) What has been the best part of your year so far?
Contrary to popular belief, the pandemic has been the best part of my year. With all the uncertainty that came with 2020, it allowed for a time of reflection and created an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. It made me realize how blessed I am to have the amazing job and the support system I do. It slowed me down and made me enjoy each moment.
Even with all the stressors that presented themselves, it still provided me the opportunity to become closer to people I care about and strengthen my relationships and for that, I am eternally grateful.
8) Which fictional family would you want to be part of and why?
If I could be a part of any fictional family, I would be a part of the Pearson family from This Is Us. In the show, they capture the struggles and heartbreaks of a typical American family, but the amount of love between everyone is refreshing.
I find that a lot of shows nowadays lack genuineness and stay away from the not so glamorous parts of life. This Is Us captures the raw struggles of life in the most beautiful light.