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  • I thought I wanted to go out to dinner. Or maybe I just thought I was supposed to want to go out to dinner? Going out to dinner was the thing that made sense.
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But when we got to the restaurant we realized all we really wanted was to be out of the hotel room, and to have conversation around a table, and to maybe sip some fancy ginger tea.
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Making sense is overrated. Listening to yourself is so much better. Also, tea forever. ☕️
  • Does it really count as staying an extra “night” if you have to get up to head to the airport at 4:00am? That feels like half a night. Three quarters, MAYBE.
  • What I think I will do when I see Jen Hatmaker: take notes, nod when she makes good points, be all studious (because in my head I am that kind of person)
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What actually happens when I see Jen Hatmaker: I laugh a lot and cry a little and COMPLETELY forget to take notes and also tell her a whole bunch of stuff because, I mean, really. Why did I even imagine anything else? .
And at no time did I make any kind of squealing noise, so we are calling that a win. #ffwgr2018
  • Welp. I would have listened to these folks keep talking forever.
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Since that isn’t happening, I will just have to settle for preordering @austinchanning’s new book instead. ;) #ffwgr2018
  • You guys. That @heystephsmith. She thinks deeply about protecting space for creativity in this noisy world. (She writes about it, too—check out her Slant Letter.) She also makes my words better, for which we are all thankful. 😄 #ffwgr2018 #ffwgr
  • Things I have learned while traveling:
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- I have not appreciated my hairdryer at home nearly enough. I now understand how hard it works and promise to forevermore shower it with all the love and attention (and/or small gifts? I’m not sure what it’s love language is) that it deserves.
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- Travel-size steamers are magic. My mom lent me hers and I may never iron again as long as I live.
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- Snacks are not optional. More snacks are also not optional.
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- Socks that slide down in your shoes and bunch up beneath your feet should not be allowed. To exist. At all. Thank you.
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#ffwgr2018