Got our game faces on
While not quite as exciting as a buzzer-beating three-pointer to win a tournament game, sending a magazine to press also has its fair share of drama and excitement. Especially this time, at least for me, since there's no name above mine on the masthead of this illustrious publication. Because of that, I've had an extra portion of nervous energy these last couple of weeks. I'm a little more hoarse than I normally would be during NCAA tournament time because I've turned to fan-hood as an outlet for my extra edginess.
How about conditioning? We've developed the strength and endurance to go the distance, not falling apart when it counts (like during our first deadline as a newly formed team—thank goodness).
According to Yahoo! Sports, last year American businesses lost an estimated $1.2 billion in worker productivity during March Madness. I would say that for us it's had the opposite effect. Because all of us (bar one—maybe two) want the same team to win the tournament, it's caused us to draw together. Somehow, pulling for the same basketball team helps us unite in other ways, too.
I hope your team does well this year. But, more than that, I hope you'll tell us about your concerns, your challenges, your victories, your shining moments, and give us a chance to share your story with your colleagues. That, after all, is what we are all about. Gathering the best ideas from the profession and presenting them to other doctors and practice managers—to the benefit of everyone, and especially to the benefit of pets.
Kristi Reimer, Editor