– Flexible schedule with many incorporated breaks.
– More time to write than many other career options [potentially].
– Has potential to be fun and engaging atmosphere.
– Would incorporate more learning, more easily into my future–which is something I’d
really enjoy continuing to be a part of my life
– Summers off. Seriously. That’s pretty baller.
– Encouraging kids who are in the situation I’m in now would be super rewarding.
– New students every semester [might] keep it
– I enjoy challenging others and being challenged by them in return.
– It would be an adventure and I like trying new things.
– An academic environment [as far as other professors] sounds stimulating.
– There would be a stream of visiting speakers and performers each semester.
– Teaching kids who don’t care [can be helped by teaching upper level courses].
– Potential job availability may be scarcer than other fields [although to be fair the other
career I’m most considering is as an editor, so…]
– Classes are new each semester so you never know who you’re going to be spending a
majority of your time with.
– Would feel super frustrating to be [potentially] surrounded by difficult people.
– Might feel dull to teach same material over every three or four months, and changing the
lesson plans up could be[?] super intensive.
– Have no “control” over the people I spend time with, in flux every semester.
– Students maybe be investing just for the grade and might not really be interested in the
subject matter, would feel disappointing in the end.
– As a professor I wouldn’t be getting the same thing out of it as a student. [I don’t
know if that’s good or bad].
– I’m really more interested in editing professional work, editing students could be
absolute drudgery [based on workshop material I read through for classes, I could see myself giving many students failing grades. It would be challenging to “know how to grade”, although I’m sure I’d develop some sort of system. That being said, I don’t know how I would feel about giving someone an undeserving grade. It would be one thing if their intention was there and they’re still developing their writing skills, but that’s obviously a judgement call on my part.]
– The salary isn’t the best, may need to supplement income. [or Jane Austen that Shit!].
Bottom line, I don’t have enough information to actually make a decision right now, and honestly I’m still way more interested in editing professionally. I like the idea of it, and could see it being a good fit for me, but I’m still exploring my options. Plus, I’m way far from making a legit decision about “what I’m going to do with my life” career wise, and I feel super okay about that. I’m not crunching to make a decision about this [I’m crunching to make a decision about which school to transfer to], and I feel fine about “not knowing”.
Just exploring my options…… what do you think?