Category: Work

Our Time has come, Instructional Designers!

Yesterday my profession made the New York Times Upshot section. Instructional designers help prepare faculty for teaching online. Well, all of a sudden, we are in demand and are being called out front and center. My phone was pinging non-stop yesterday with appeals for…

A Break from the Routine

Last night my friend Jill and I saw the play “Tiny Beautiful Things” in a Lincoln Park theater. The play brings to life Cheryl Strayed’s advice column called Dear Sugar. Several years ago on one of the best vacations of my life, I hiked…

In the Wake of Change

I just started a new job. I’m in the middle of the first few weeks of adjustment. I walked into a meeting the other day and realized I didn’t know anybody in there very well. It was weird. All of a sudden I feel…

A Move into the Unknown

Today is moving day! No, I’m not leaving Michigan on a whim. I’m moving at work. I have a new role, a new desk and a new boss. I actually really liked the old role, the old desk and the old boss, but I’m…

Resistance is the Teacher

    The Sunday night before I started my PMP (Project Management Professional) class, the instructor sent out an email on what to bring to class and some links for additional study. In that email, he said we would be doing algebra and provided…

Working Plan B

I had lunch with my childhood pal Lori today.┬áThis morning she texted me to confirm the time, and she sent me the below pic with the caption “Celebrating all things Sharon today!” Pop-tarts with butter is my favorite comfort food breakfast, and Lori and…

The Quest for Benton Harbor

In October of 1993, I needed a job. I was married to a sports columnist whose travel schedule was crazy, and I needed a job with flexible hours or we never saw each other. Whirlpool Corporation opened a customer service call center on Peters…

“You Can Fly,” He Said. – Analogies

I pulled the Eagle card this morning. I’ve never pulled this card before. I was anxious to find out its meaning. If you have pulled this symbol, Eagle is reminding you to take heart and gather your courage for the universe is presenting you…

“You Already Have the Key,” She Said.

I started applying for some jobs online the last few days. The only thing I hate more than this is online dating. In fact, in many ways they are the same. Job descriptions and online profiles rarely paint an accurate picture of what you’re…

Sunday Night Check-In: A Different Rhythm

“It’s Friday!!” a friend of mine posted on Twitter on Friday. Hmmmm … everyday is Saturday at the moment. When I started doing Sunday Night Check-Ins, it was a blog to mark the end of the weekend and the final countdown to the work…

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