This is going to be an interesting week for me. I'm not in the office this entire week. And, this is the first time in quite a while that I've taken this much time off. Usually, it's a long weekend (meaning three days) here or there. But, not stepping foot in the office for an entire week is kind of foreign to me.

I'm going to a conference this week beginning on Wednesday and back on Sunday. I'll let all of you speculate where that's going to be. I may even leave a hint where I'm going. (maybe i'll try that blogcast thing again)

Anyway, ever since I got home yesterday, I've been helping a friend out with a project that has been a pleasant distraction from the day to day grind of medicine. This plays out perfectly because for the most part, I'm not going to think about my job for a week.

I'm a little concerned about this because it may impact my blog this week with less "hard core" medicine topics, or even less postings in general. We'll just have to see.

I've always been fascinated with the topic of leadership. The project I'm helping my friend with has to do with leadership and the conference I'm going to this week has to do with leadership.

Thanks to all of you who have just discovered my blog. This will definitely be an atypical week for my postings and my blog. If it seems like I'm distracted, it is because I am, and I'll admit that up front. (Don't worry, I didn't forget about my assigned memes.)

So, I appreciate everyone being patient with me as I kind of change gears for a week. Who knows? I may lose my entire audience and have to start from scratch again. (I've already seen that in the last five days) Or, I may even get some new readers. Time will tell.