Chapter 10The Team

Matt was up by 6:00 a.m. and so was Sabina. She was going to be seeing clients all day, and like most days, he admired how she woke up in a generally good mood, ready to do the work at which she excelled, the work she enjoyed and the work that was of service to her clients. He envied the ease with which she approached her days and the evident alignment of her professional life to her natural gifts.

He thought about Yisel's coffee roasting, Chad's private reception to showcase antique maps and his conversations with Regis and Kenneth. In his mind, he could hear Kara Jones’s tough-love wisdom. He had a lot to process in a few short days. Was he making progress? It was hard to know.

He had homework to do, talking to someone who works in a strategy role for a company having some connection with the outdoors or camping and going public with some form of his own expertise.

“What time will you be home tonight?” Matt asked Sabina as he poured her a cup of coffee to go.

“I think 6:00 p.m. My last client is at 4:00 p.m., but I have to wrap some things up after that.”

“Okay, sounds good. I'll probably be home about the same time. Don't forget we have climbing and date night tomorrow.” Matt reached for a spoon to hand to Sabina who, unlike Matt, took her coffee with cream and sugar.

“Right. Got it. That was sweet of you. If you're tired, we don't have to do it,” Sabina offered.

“No, I want to,” he said, and he meant it. He was energized by doing something new and by ...

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