As a thoracic surgeon, I am NEVER bored. Whether I am sorting through a difficult diagnosis or treatment decision with a patient and their family in the clinic, teaching my residents or students in the operating room, thinking through how to optimize surgical quality and efficiency, digesting the latest trial results or pondering new research ideas – my mind is constantly stimulated. I love connecting with my patients and easing their stress in a difficult time; this part of my work feeds my soul. One of the things I most enjoy is collaborating with colleagues from different disciplines, honing our collective skills to deliver optimal patient care. Last but not least, I treasure the friendships with my “surgical sisters,” most of whom are WTS members, that have developed over many years of training, and different phases of my career.