As any small business owner will know, sometimes you get impossibly bogged down by the drudge of (very necessary) day-to-day administrative duties. Paperwork is pivotal to keeping a business running smoothly, but also a creativity killer.
So this month, I took a rest in the form of a research and development trip, with the purpose of rekindling the fire in my belly, and finding design inspiration.
I rented a Beach House in a sunnier climate, which I filled with cream roses, eucalyptus, and tuberose.
I wandered down to the beach, and felt the sand between my toes, the salt on my skin, and the wind in my hair. I read books, and watched boats glide across the ocean.
I enjoyed coffee in the sunshine, and I ate simple, fresh produce from farmers’ markets.
At night, once the sun had sunk into the sea and the air glowed red, scented with the fragrance of spiced figs, I filled my sketchbooks with dozens of drawings, and I allowed myself to dream.
Sometimes it’s easy to feel all the negatives. So give yourself a break, take a step away, and rejoice in simple pleasures.