Well once again you find me at work. Iâ€™m thinking that sitting here at the desk with the TV playing in the background is the best time to write; sort all those thoughts out about the past, present, and future. Although thinking about it now, a close second is when Iâ€™ve woken up at noon or later on an off day, poured a cup of coffee and use my dual monitors; one to watch TweetDeck and the other to write.
Those musings aside, itâ€™s been a good morning here. I wont use the â€œQâ€ word yet, itâ€™s still early, but weâ€™ve had one decent cardiac run and Iâ€™ve been getting some overdue work done. Now though I find myself in the inevitable countdown to the end of shift; as of this paragraph it is 1200 EST which means its 15 hrs until the end of shift. The difference with today is that it is the last shift I work before I hop on a plane and fly out to Las Vegas for EMS Expo 2011. Excitement does not describe how I feel, in fact, words cannot illustrate the palpable thrill of working with some of the most creative, intelligent, and forward minded individuals that Iâ€™ve had the privilege of knowing. Iâ€™ve added a video from YouTube, thanks to Heineken and The Asteroids Galaxy Tour (a band that is very much worth checking out). This commercial epitomizes what itâ€™s like for me to be at a conference. Feeling totally in your element, able to collaborate in a meaningful and permanent way.
EMS Expo 2011 offers many opportunities for continuing education, product development and potential changes for EMS systems worldwide, but what I think Iâ€™ll gain most from this trip is a renewed love for my job. Itâ€™s this kind of experience that reminds me why I got into this field in the first place. My day to day might not be all itâ€™s cracked up to be, but visiting and working with the people who are motivated to make EMS a better profession day in and day out is inspiring.
I donâ€™t have much to write about today, work is making me sluggish. I think Iâ€™ll leave you here today with this.
If youâ€™re passionate about something, give it your all. This video will help explain what I mean.