One of the downsides of fancying yourself a writer is that every experience is viewed under the lens of whether it can be written about, coaxed into words and some kind of sense or greater meaning made from those words. One tends to forget how to enjoy a moment without any expectation, without wanting anything more from it than the sheer pleasure of being in it and cherishing every second without picking it apart. When your mind wanders from you are currently doing, the experience is diminished, and its full depth cannot be fully appreciated. The past will be there when you are done, the future is waiting for you, it is not going anywhere. Immerse yourself fully in whatever lies before you.