One more lecture, and I am free!
Much as I enjoy teaching, the end of the semester is always a relief.
Much as I enjoy hiking, arriving at the refuge is always a relief.
Much as I enjoy family reunions, I am always relieved when they end.
Everything that takes effort and concentration is always, to some degree, a relief to get over with, even if it is gratifying.
Much as I enjoy living, when death comes near, will I be relieved to welcome it?