Working as an admin has been sort of relaxing, which is a nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of teaching. There is work that needs to be done, of course, but nothing compared to teaching. On the flip side, teaching is largely something I can control. I make lessons plans and grade. That’s all in my control. With my admin work, it’s ensuring people fill out and submit forms, which is a little more difficult than I anticipated. I’m on the type A personality side of things, so it’s a little difficult for me to fathom why forms aren’t there on day one.

Every job has its trade offs.