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Is a life in movies just around the corner?

I talk about change quiet often.

I don’t know if the idea of change and the adapting and accepting of change becomes more prominent when we grow older or not.

When I was younger, certainly there were continuous changes going on in my life, but for some reason, (crazy busy raising four children) I didn’t seem to dwell on change as I do now.
Many of my generation and older might say I feel like change is mounting due to the fact there have been so many cultural alterations, advancements and deviations from what had been the norm, that the world is different.

However, as a child of the 60s and a youth of the 70s where cultural and global changes were rocking the universe, for me it just all seemed natural.

Maybe it was because I, too, was changing at a fast rate.

Going from child to adulthood in a matter of just 18 years is a lot of change.

I would assume the youth in our society feel as I did when I was 40 or so years younger. Change just comes easier for the young.

So with all that being said, while I may not be young, I can be young at heart and this coming week I will be taking on some more “youthful” projects along with my colleagues at The Vicksburg Post.
Because of the changes that have been made to our delivery service, next day coverage of some of the Miss Mississippi Pageant events will be a challenge.

Our deadlines to get the newspaper to mail carriers is earlier than we can get stories in print, so in an effort to give as much and possibly more coverage to the pageant, we will be uploading pictures, videos and stories online and on social media.

This entails yours truly to step out of her comfort zone and learn something new.

Up until earlier this week, my videoing skills were quite elementary, and of course I had never before made videos and uploaded them to anything.

But with the guidance of my youngest daughter, who is home from college, I made a “movie” and uploaded it on Facebook.

She laughed that it was only of the backyard and that I didn’t add any music or do any editing, but I liked hearing my birds in the background and seeing rays of sunshine beam down on my roses.
I hope to continue to improve on my skills as I and others work to provide the best coverage of the Miss Mississippi Pageant. Of course, our talented photographer Courtland Wells, and others in the newsroom, will also be snapping pictures, as well as taking videos of the weeklong events to share on social media.

Who knows, maybe I will enjoy this new technology so much that instead of writing that book, I will make a movie.

Move over Steven Spielberg.

Terri Cowart Frazier is a staff writer for The Vicksburg Post. She can be reached at terri.frazier@vicksburgpost.com

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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