Living in my time
What if you didn’t have to work just to make a living? I faced this reality in 2001. After spending my entire adult life focused on my career as a designer, creative director, writer, strategist working to fulfill my client’s needs, I was free to determine how I wanted to spend my time. No, I had not won the Lottery: I had an epiphany that having more money would not make me happier nor would that make me more useful or fulfilled. Probably the opposite. So I got rid of my cute little VW Beetle and bought a bicycle. I got rid of my Manhattan offices. Said good bye to my employees and my partner. I started to focus on how I could (in my admittedly small way) have a positive affect on the human condition. It’s an experiment that I continue to this day.