So, what are you doing? … Question that has been asked quite a lot lately.
I moved into a new city with my husband.
Every person we met
come to me and ask:
And what are YOU doing?
I end up feeling bad
as if I’m not doing anything.
I’m working to arrange my house
It’s not easy to settle a home
I’m working on figuring out what I want to do
I’m working to find some job to keep me busy
and bring me money until I figure out what to do
I’m working on giving lessons
I’m working on making my lessons better
I am actually working on many things
May be not getting paid
May be not being with other human beings
(which actually makes me sad)
But I’m working hard to make it into something
I’m working hard to come up of bad days
And there are many of those
when you spend most of your day alone
and don’t know people in town
I am working hard and I will manage to work through it
In the meantime, I am teaching at university a subject about how flows of things can be separated and transported and the equipment involved.
Its a great opportunity because I’m in charge of the subject,
So I get to choose how things are done
I get to prepare and check exams, and I get the credit for that
I get the chance to explore new ways of teaching and trying to communicate an idea to people
I’m learning to be in charge
and feel that way, even if many tell me
“Oh, you’re the Professor, I though you where one of the students”.
I’m a Professor
I’m working on communicating things in a way that students understand better