Do you love all parts of making? Or are there steps you dread? See Kerry’s great post on the conflicting feelings we might have as we quilt or craft. Please leave comments on her post.
“Being a college professor would be a great job . . . if it weren’t for the students.”
I’ve heard these very words spoken, and have uttered them myself, if only as a joke. After all, if there were no students, there would be no job, no need for college professors, right?
All jobs, no matter how fun and fulfilling, have their downsides, I suppose.
In all my years teaching, it wasn’t the students that were the problem for me—I liked the students. It was the grading I hated.
But teaching, at least in American higher ed, means grading. Without students and without grading, there wouldn’t be a job.
In every craft I’ve done, there are tasks I dislike.
Making yoyos is great, if it weren’t for sewing them together.
Quilting is great, if it weren’t for the basting. Ack—I hate basting.
Making jewelry is great, if it weren’t for…
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