Quitting Work To Work Even Harder



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Quitting Work to Work Even HarderQuitting Work to Work Even HarderQuitting Work to Work Even HarderWhen you’re lucky enough to work with people who are smart, funny, care about what they do and want to get it right, a job can be far more fun than workaday routine.When you’re lucky enough to work with people who are smart, funny, care about what they do and want to get it right, a job can be far more fun than workaday routine.lettersPosted: April 15, 2011, 1 p.m., EDT

When you’re lucky enough to work with people who are smart, funny, care about what they do and want to get it right, a job can be far more fun than workaday routine.

That’s been the case for us at Veterinary Practice News the past five and a half years, working with Senior News Editor Marissa Heflin. She reports and writes most of the news content in the magazine and on the website, and this issue is the last one she’ll work on through production.

Marissa is taking a break from the full-time professional world to stay home with her 16-month-old son Noah.

 

Marissa with Noah on his first birthday.
Marissa with Noah on his first birthday.
Photo courtesy of Marissa Heflin

Notice that I didn’t say she’s decided not to work. She’ll be working harder than ever.

 

Marissa says she has always thought of herself as the prototypical career woman. When they were dating, she told her husband she wanted children but she was going to work, too. So no one was more surprised than she when she realized that as much as she loved her news job and the veterinary business, she wanted to stay home with their son. 

Luckily for me, Marissa has agreed to write freelance for us.

We’ll miss her greatly, especially at veterinary conferences. Always a hard worker, she is absolutely indefatigable at trade shows. At Western Veterinary Conference a few years back, after a long day in the exhibit hall and meeting veterinarians and clients, I retired to my hotel room to soak my tired feet. But Marissa went out bowling.

These days, staying home with the children is almost a luxury, and not everyone can manage it. As much as I’ll miss her contribution to the magazine, I’m thrilled for her and her family.

Best wishes on your new adventure, Marissa. Send photos!

Marilyn Iturri, Edtior
miturri@bowtieinc.com


 

5/2/2011 12:25 PM

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