Riding The Water or the Wave
July-August 2017 - Vol. 6 No. 6 - Page #1

A favorite quote asks, “Ultram bibis? Aquam an Undam?” (“What are you drinking? The water or the wave?”) I think of this quote when imagining the undulating waters of clinical laboratory practice and how challenging it must be to stay the course in strong seas. One way to interpret this metaphor is to ask whether you feel consumed by professional waters (“I’m just keeping my head above the surface!”), or do you look for ways to rise above the surface and ride the wave, instead of being overwhelmed and directed by it.

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