Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Identity Crisis: Making a Full Circle with Faith

identitycrisisPublished March 2014: The Messenger – Faith: A Fresh Take

Identity Crisis: Making a Full Circle With Faith

When I was in 2nd grade, I wanted to be a teacher. The thought of holding that red pen and bossing a bunch of kids around seemed exciting to me. In 8th grade, I wanted to be Joan Jett, singing rock songs to a crowd of screaming fans. Continue reading


March 14, 2014 Posted by | Newspaper Writing, Opinion, Sample Work | , , , , | 2 Comments

Mistaken Identity: It Wasn’t Me

wasnt meYears ago, a friend of mine said I looked like Diane Keaton. Although I respect her work as an actress and think that she has aged beautifully, I was quite offended. Primarily, this struck a nerve because she was MUCH older than I was.

 At first I blew it off and thought that it was just the current bob I was sporting. But, the more I thought about it, the more I fumed. It didn’t feel so good to be compared because I felt like I lost my own identity. Continue reading

October 22, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Reflecting | , , , , , , | 1 Comment