Not too long ago, I mentioned how I was tired of IT work. Today, a sudden "we got a new person and need a computer" was dropped in my lap.
I'm glad. That's strange for me for to be glad that something people knew for a month or longer was dropped upon me without any forward notice at the moment something was needed.
I thought about my change in mood, and I believe that I sorely needed a break from "let's configure the system to punish bad people" and get back to some "someone needs help".
IT isn't bad. It's the kind of IT that gets to me. This department's primary responsibility is enforcement, which is simply the punishment of people who break rules, which means we focus only on the worse parts of Human tendencies.
It's nice to be needed for making something work better than making something hurt worse. It's like I can breathe again if even for just a moment.