Insomnia is a learner’s best friend. It’s what allows you to be reading at 4am because you can’t sleep. And, I think a big part of life is continual learning. There are many areas in our lives where we are continually learning. Parenting definitely keeps you on your toes. Professionally, particularly, in veterinary medicine, you always want to ensure that your knowledge is fresh and refreshed to be able to treat your patients at the best level possible. So with continual learning in mind and a few things left on my hospital shopping list, I’m off to the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine conference here in Denver for the next three days.