Summer Vacation, Teaching, and More…

The past month or so has been extremely busy. I’ve been traveling and teaching a lot, some in person, some remote. In the past 2 months, I’ve spoken at the Association of Post-Graduate APRN Programs meeting in Florida, the Townsend Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium in Wichita (remotely), the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Critical Care Symposium in NYC (again, remotely), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses National Teaching Institute in Houston, Georgetown’s extra long on campus intensive in Baltimore (twice as long as usual because we had to make up for the January one being cancelled due to COVID), and the Society of Point of Care Ultrasound’s iScan event in Indianapolis. I also did a guest lecture for the ACNP program at University of Central Florida (remotely) and my usual Georgetown teaching and clinical duties.

All of them were a bunch of fun and I’m so grateful to get to do what I love, but it was pretty consuming and I haven’t been able to do much on this blog. I had the best of intentions on picking things back up as soon as I was home, but…summer. One of the worst parts of being a grown up is the lack of a summer break. Even teaching at Georgetown, we don’t get a break because our program runs year-round.

But my wife (who is a teacher/stay at home mom) and my kids are on summer break. And so, I’ve decided that I need to join in. And that means that something has to slow down. I still plan of sharing anything cool that I come across on Twitter and IG and will still post some short stuff on the blog. But I do plan on returning to a regular schedule later in the summer or fall, including more original content.

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