Carl Jung proposed that anything taken to extreme becomes its opposite. When you do what you love for a living, the temptation is to work really hard and to work all the time. The danger is, that taken to extreme, the thing you love can become a thing you hate. I don’t ever want this to happen, so when I feel it looming, I switch off completely for a little while to make sure it doesn’t – usually in deepest darkest Cornwall where mobile phone signal is pretty hard to come by anyway!
I feel very lucky to say that my trip involved long leisurely walks and home-cooked meals with the people who matter to me the most; a stay at the Scarlet Hotel in Mawgan Porth (first, middle and bottom pictures above), swimming in their wild pool, running around a lake and swimming in the sea; a beach barbecue on a deserted beach Cadgwith Cove with seafood caught just hours before; time spent idly doodling in my sketchbook; lots of raucous laughter; live jazz; and lazy lie-ins. I feel even luckier to say that I have come home feeling refreshed, inspired and raring to go – and that I still love my job. I highly recommend it.
Further reading for the especially geeky:
- out and about :: central saint martin’s degree show 2014
- out and about :: coppicing with sebastian cox
- out and about :: clerkenwell design week 2014
- out and about :: clerkenwell design week 2014 preview