A Woman, a Story & a Life In-Between – GPS Navigation
I’d be lost without my phone’s GPS Navigation app. Aside from being a brilliant pun, it’s also true – because I have the worst sense of direction of anyone I know. On more than one occasion, I’ve gone into a store in a shopping mall, come back out, and had no idea the direction in which I‘d been heading. Part of me wants to think my poor navigational skills are actually a result of having GPS available to me, in the same way it can be harder to do simple math in your head once you’ve gotten accustomed to using a calculator. Sometimes, though, it’s still hard for me to really trust my GPS. This past weekend it led me into a “holler” and I drove up and down a winding country road until I realized I was on a snow-covered hilltop. At this point I was fairly sure my smartphone was leading me into an ambush, but I arrived safely down the other side of the mountain and at my destination. I read an article several years ago in which scientists had discovered homing pigeons were actually ignoring their natural instincts and following man-made roads to get around. I guess that makes me feel a little better about being directionally challenged. If working smarter – not harder – is good enough for the birds, then it’s good enough for me!
– Tiffany Blair, LBSPY #24 (Jan 14-28)
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.