Do you answer your phone when you don’t recognize the number?

I have to say, I generally don’t. But, sometimes, when my intuition tells me I need to pick it up, I do.

“Is this Rebecca Gold?” the man’s voice asked.
“It is. Who is this?”
“My name is Rick Arrighi,” he said. “I don’t believe we’ve met.”
I held my breath. “I know who you are,” I said. “I’m so sorry for your loss.”

I ask myself that question every 4 to 5 weeks. I’ve been coloring my hair for over a decade now, ever since the first signs of gray sprouted from my natural brunette thick head of hair. As the years go by, my hair has become thinner, and the color lighter. Deep brown, to light brown, to blonde(ish). But still, never gray.

My amazing editor and I had a meeting today with one of the writers in my WRITE HERE WRITE NOW group. We talked for an hour about her intentions and goals for the next 3 months, the book project she is putting front and center, and how incredibly healing the writing process has been.

This woman…