Note: This blog was first published in my other site, www.criswildermuth.com
I love teaching. Like everyone else I may have days of tiredness and frustration. Overall, however, I love what I do. I love saying I’m a professor. I love meeting with students and can typically do so even when extremely tired. In fact, more often than not, students energize me.
Why do I love teaching so much? Here are some possible reasons:
As I write this, I wonder if there is a downside to so much love. Of course. First, love makes it personal. If you take away my classroom and my students you’re not only taking away my livelihood – you’re taking away my persona. Second, love makes it vulnerable. People can hurt those who love. Third, love makes it intense. Workaholism is a serious threat.
Ask yourself: Are you deeply in love with what you do? If so - how can you protect yourself from the vulnerabilities of love? If you find out… please tell me. For now, I’m happy to take it all – love, fear and pain. It's all worthwhile.
Welcome to my Blog
This is the first posting - just to get into the groove. I've blogged for a while now, but haven't tried to focus on the Big Five only! Given my passion for the topic I might as well give it a go!
During the next few weeks I'll enter a few postings, mostly commenting on my readings on the Big Five or my article on engagement and personality. Come back here for more!