Passion: Writing, Community
The common thread amongst those who are looking to live a creative, meaningful life in San Francisco is one person. Adam is known as Smiley because he is always smiling to you, and to life in a big way. And in his own words:
"Why do I smile a lot? Well, there is so much beauty and joy in the world. I've always been someone who looks at the world, and feels good. It doesn't mean I'm always happy, but there's an inclination to look around, and I can't help but notice beauty. And when you smile a lot, it makes other people smile, too."
With an inspiring tale of a writer, and so much he wants to give back, Smiley helped me personally honor my dreams of being a writer, when I had known him for just two hours.
We met up with Smiley at his favorite morning spot in NOPA, Matching Half Café, ( the library where he writes was closed), to talk about his first book, out in two weeks, The Quarter Life Breakthrough, on how to find your voice and purpose when you hit your mid 20s.