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Impostor Guilt

Tomorrow will mark month two of my post-academic adventure as an instructional technologist.  I’ve been adjusting to a new schedule, new colleagues, new responsibilities, and overall different lifestyle.  I thought I was mentally prepared for the transition.  I wasn’t. In … Continue reading

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Post-Ac Triggers

WARNING!  This post may trigger doubt, guilt, anxiety, and sadness. Recently, there have been lively discussions amongst those in higher education about professors including “trigger warnings” in their syllabi and lectures to forewarn students when “sensitive” topics may be addressed.  … Continue reading

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There’s No “I” in Team, Unless You’re in Academia

Since deciding to leave the professoriate, I’ve read countless blogs written by those struggling with the same decision.  Like me, these folks have endured the time consuming, mentally exhausting, ego busting, money devouring “tenure-track odyssey.”  We’ve persisted in our pilgrimage … Continue reading

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Out of the Wreckage, A New Narrative

Over the past eight years of teaching, I’ve spent more than a handful of afternoons sitting in my car, weeping tears of anger, frustration, fatigue, stress, disappointment, fear, insecurity. . . This week, I almost cried in front of my … Continue reading

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There Comes a Day When You Gotta Go

When I taught my first college class at the age of 24, my undergraduate mentor sent me a “Top Ten List” of things to remember as a new professor.  Bill was always full of witty yet profound advice and he … Continue reading

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