Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Making a Life Instead of a Living

life versus livingPublished September 2014: The Messenger – Faith: A Fresh Take

Making a Life Instead of a Living

I’m not too proud to admit that I’m a workaholic. When I’m not grading student papers or compiling paperwork for the student newspaper on campus, I’m actively writing for publications. There is not one aspect of any of these jobs that I dislike and I feel very fortunate to have the job or jobs that I do have. Continue reading


September 12, 2014 Posted by | Newspaper Writing, Opinion, Sample Work | , | Leave a comment

Just Say No

just_say_noIt’s no secret that I am a chronic “yes” girl. I can’t say no even when I am buried with projects, work, and family life. Another committee? Sure. Come in on my day off? Why not? Need parent volunteers? I’m your girl.

There are times when I just want to say no, when I want to put the grading pen down, and when I just want to turn off my cell phone for the evening. I didn’t think I could until last night. Continue reading

October 14, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Parenting, Reflecting | , , , , , | Leave a comment