Techsparation Anxiety

When I decided to go back into teaching, the one thing I dreaded most was cell phones in the classroom. I knew it would be an issue, so I decided that I just wasn’t going to let it bother me. At first it didn’t. I would tell students to put their phones away when we…

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You Gotta Want It

As a naturally introspective person, I’m continually drawn to personality indicators, and anything that will help me gain more insight into the way I’m wired. The Myers-Brigs Type Indicator was literally a lifesaver. I didn’t discover I was an introvert until my early thirties. Knowing I wasn’t crazy, just an introvert in a world pushing…

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Branding

I’ve been thinking about branding a fair amount lately. Probably because my Naïve Pilgrim Instagram account is new, I’m getting a lot of ads in my feed promising to help me define my brand and grow my following by thousands a day. I took marketing classes in college and understand the importance of branding, especially…

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Intentional

When I first moved to a small southern town almost two and half years ago, driving on the narrow, winding roads terrified me. Used to the wide relatively flat roads of the west, I cringed every time a truck came whipping around a bend, hugging the middle line. I would instinctively tap my breaks and…

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