Some days I’m gung-ho about getting some hardcore writing in. And then I bump into someone at my coffeeshop *office*….and we talk. For two hours. And I remember that, despite my initial plan of being alone in my creative world, there is a far greater beauty in taking the time to be present with someone. A real person. And to enjoy every moment of that conversation. To be intentional. To be authentic….These are the values I live by. They never fail to make me a better person, a better friend. And I never regret following them.