I cancelled one of my classes this week. Instead, I am offering office hour consultations during the scheduled class time. Today I had a line up of students waiting to chat about papers, other assignments, and even fielded undergraduate advising questions. In that short hour, I was again reminded how much I enjoy my job. I had long conversations about the course materials, Political Science, and gender. I cannot help but think, “I get paid to do this!”
Seriously, I know that I am in position of privilege to get paid to talk, think, read, and write. Now, it’s not lots of money, but I do eek out a living working with some really great students. Some of the students will come to the university ready and others need mentoring.