Overcoming my inner critic: My journey with imposter syndrome

I do not feel knowledgeable enough to do my job, like I’m not moving fast enough. I think I might be overanalyzing everything. – Roberta Dombrowski, 5/13/18 Chances are if you did a simple search for imposter syndrome, the computer would spit out something similar to the statement above. Reality is, I wrote this in my personal journal over 15 days ago. If you ran into me in the office or on the street, you probably wouldn’t have any idea I was battling this inner critic every second of every day.   What is Imposter Syndrome? First described by Suzanne…

Catch me if you can: A midyear check-in

Spring time is in full effect here in Providence, RI! The first half of the year has proven to be quite busy. Just within the past month, I finished up my spring semester and moved my entire apartment to the East Side of Providence, RI. Yep, you heard that right! My month off in between classes was no cake walk. I traded in my solo apartment in Pawtucket, RI and took a leap to the city. During the transition, I also took a hard look at the 2018 goals I set up for myself. I realized I’ve already completed roughly…

Lessons Learned from Learning Solutions 2018

This week I attended The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando, FL and as expected it was a fantastic event! For those who haven’t attended a Learning Solutions conference before, it is usually a 3 day event where practitioners in the industry gather to discuss industry trends, best practices, and tips and tricks. On top of all of that, the guild also offers 2 days of pre-conference workshops for those looking to expand their skills even more. Overall, I’m a big fan of the guild events – its a great opportunity to connect with others in the industry and…

Adopting a Performance Support Mindset: The 5 Moments of Learning Need

It should come as no surprise that the way that people are choosing to learn has changed. Gone are the days of attending multiple days of training to learn a new skill or software program. Instead, learners are looking up content when they need it most. If I think about all the ways that I learned something over the past few months, I could rattle off a list of answers ranging from articles, books, and videos. Just a few weeks ago when I was putting together a new bookcase for my home office, I quickly flipped through the instructions and…

New Year, New Goals: A Look into 2018

Believe it or not 2018 is finally here. I rang in the year at a New Year’s Spiritual Renewal Retreat at Kripalu and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I disconnected from my phone for 60+ hours and went through some rejuvenating yoga, meditation, and reiki sessions. And of course, I also got to chow down on some tasty organic food! Now that i’m feeling refreshed, i’m ready to hit the ground running into 2018. 2017 was an exciting year. What a busy time – I juggled a full time job and second year in…

Lessons Learned from FocusOn17

Two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to go to The eLearning Guild’s FocusOn 2017 Conference in San Diego, CA. It was my third conference with the Guild and once again I was able to I walk away with some great insights! Each year the FocusOn conference centers around 3 technologies within the learning industry. This year the focuses were mobile, games, and video. As always, many of my best conversations came from speaking with others in the field. The eLearning Guild conferences provide a great opportunity for practitioners to get together to share their expertise and lessons learned. I…