It’s thursday morning and I woke up late. My late is actually past 7am since my plan is to wake up at 5am everyday. But I ended up staying late working last night and decided it was ok to stay in bed longer today. I get a lot done in the morning, it’s usually when I’m the most productive so staying in bed longer means less stuff getting accomplished. But I tell myself it’s ok. I decide to text you and see if you are up for a coffee, I miss you. Luckily you miss me too. I feed my dog Achilles, change out of my pajamas and try to look a bit more awake. I meet you at Starbucks around 9am. Oh, it’s hot out today! And it’s only 9am! I order an iced latte with coconut milk. The bartender asks me to spell my name. I sit by a window where I can see all the busy people rushing in and out before they get to work. I wonder how many people get coffee here daily and why don’t they make it at home. What a fortune Starbucks makes and what a fortune people spend on coffee. I think it’s ok to get coffee out once in a while, but as an everyday habit it just seems too much. Even if you can afford it. I see you parking and I wonder how you manage to always look so good. Not in an envy way, but in a proud friend way. I think we should all surround ourselves with people that inspires us, and you inspire me. There is something about the way you carry yourself that always makes me proud to be with you. I wave hi. You enter the store looking fresh, says a quick hi and order an iced americano. I wonder what that is. I’m happy to sit here and chat with you, it’s such a beautiful day. You tell me all about the kids, the struggle to balance everything, but I’m mostly intrigued about your vacation coming up. How are you going to manage leaving for an entire month to spend in Australia. The kids are still so little too. But you are so excited and I can see that nothing seems like an issue for you. You say you will have to bring your laptop with you and catch up with a bit of work but I know its because you love your job. You don’t actually need to work on vacation. We joke that it’s not really about balancing personal life and work life, but blending it, like we heard somewhere. It’s about doing something you love so you never actually have to sacrifice anything. I tell you how my print sales have been growing and how wonderful it is to work from home. I mention that last week’s wedding was beautiful. It’s almost 10 am and we both need to get back to work, I give you a hug and say I will see you soon. We get in our cars, and I say it again, it’s so hot today!