The In-Between Things

The In-Between Things is the blog of Cynthia Gellis. The title describes her practice of making space in her life to explore and appreciate different things without the intention of becoming an expert in any of them.

She celebrates “thinking outside experience” — a phrase coined by author David Epstein in the book Range. By allowing her curiosity to lead her to explore different topics, she endeavors to develop a framework with which to recognize conceptual similarities across disciplines, always with a playful attitude and a sense of humor. 

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Cynthia Gellis – About

Cynthia Gellis is a writer, editor, brand strategist, and project manager. A practitioner of broad thinking strategies, her blog, The In-Between Things is an exercise in active open-mindedness.

She believes that it’s ok to experiment and is constantly exploring different ideas. Cynthia enthusiastically tries new activities (even when she has only a vague idea of what she’s doing) and will dive deep into learning about a subject that she has no intention of becoming expert at.

She currently works as a freelance editor (developmental, copy/line, and proofreading) and brand strategist. Although meticulous and excruciatingly detail-oriented, she is known for bringing a sense of fun to creatively solving problems.

Cynthia began blogging as a way to pursue her passion for writing and as an excuse to explore a wide range of topics. Blogging helped her to find her voice outside of the business writing purview and she began dabbling in short fiction. Her short stories have been published in the Rough Writers 2019 and 2020 Anthologies.

She holds a master’s degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California and bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and in Dance from the University of California at Irvine.

Cynthia considers her college job teaching ballet to preschoolers as one of her most valuable professional experiences. There she learned three priceless life lessons: 1) keep it simple; 2) make it fun; and 3) it doesn’t have to be perfectly your way to be perfectly wonderful (aka: don’t be a micro-manager).

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