I think, despite my reservations, this was a good idea. I love learning and being able to do that without having to juggle worrying about classes and students and programmes is really something to be cherished.
And with my students doing well in their national exams, I have to say that my desire to teach has been reinvigorated. Which is a stark contrast to the last two years. Maybe if I had been offered the promotion now, I would have accepted. But what’s done is done.