Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Those Pesky Deadlines

deadlineAs a reporter, I’m no stranger to working on deadline. A story comes in, I do my research, conduct the interviews, and then write the story – all usually within a day’s time. However, deadlines do not just apply to my freelance work. Deadlines apply to every single aspect of my life.

 I’m on deadline as a teacher – preparing lesson plans in time for class to start. I’m on deadline as a mom – rushing to get to soccer practices and dance lessons by the time each one starts. I’m on deadline as a home owner – keeping the house clean, the family fed, and the dog away from our valuables.

 Deadlines are draining and sometimes a royal pain. Continue reading

November 6, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Journalism, Reflecting, Writing | , , , , , | Leave a comment