Today, I had to work on putting into compliance the school’s operating papers and the collective bargaining agreement. I was working with another colleague. It’s a gigantic project that involves looking at two very different and very long documents neither of us read before.
I usually hate this kind of thing because it annoys me when people don’t think as fast as I do and don’t immediately see the connections that I spot. But with this colleague the process was magical because our brains were in perfect sync. We saw immediately which parts of the documents the other person was talking about and no time was wasted in pointless shuffling around of paperwork that always drives me bonkers. It was all done long-distance, too.
Instead of feeling exhausted, as I usually do after this kind of thing, I feel invigorated. It’s so great to encounter a similarly structured brain. It’s like finding the perfect dancing partner or the perfect sex partner.