This week has been dedicated to recovery/ clean up after being out of the office for a week, as well as “catching up” on my call load. I can’t say that any of those things are enviable but they’re part of the package if I’m going to stay engaged with the broader surgical world.
When I have these long trips (this one included three separate meetings), I’m reminded of the great parts of what I get to do. I mean, I get to spend time with amazing colleagues like these:
I realized coming home that I would have to do a lot of “next manageable bites” because of three different deadlines I’m juggling these next two weeks, and that’s been largely successful. One of the deadlines is making me nutty, mostly because I don’t think I have all of the information I need to make it happen, but that’s something I’ll brainstorm the next few days.
And, of course, coming home is always great. I’m back in my “native” eating environment, I get pet therapy every time I walk into the house, and I’m able to process lots of things that happened during some spectacular meetings last week. Oh, and I got to go for a little run on Sunday and spend time with my running tribe.
It’s a privilege to get to travel and be part of amazing things. It’s a joy to come home, even with a wackadoodle (and busy!) call schedule this week.