They asked me to take a break and go for a hike with them. I told them I was busy, in the middle of some important emails. I felt bad even as I was saying it. Forget about the after guilt that was surely coming.
Wait a second, Heather. This is the life you've carefully worked to create. The kind of life where you can say yes to Monday afternoon hikes when the January thaw sets in and temperatures rise to 50 degrees. This is not the time for her to be staring at textbooks and you at your inbox. This is the time to be together, out there.
What are you waiting for... say yes.
So, I changed my mind. And by doing that, I changed everything about this day.