I've gone and done it.
I've packed away all Chrome tanned leather, deactivated LOTS of products, including most long-time bestsellers & I sat down to re-make them using vegetable tanned leather.
The year has just started and I'm elbows deep into this massive project that is obviously taking twice longer than I anticipated, so in order to preserve what's left of my sanity, I set out on long forest walks whenever there's a gap in the clouds.
The Lake District is a miserable affair this time of the year, but I managed to find an evergreen forest within minutes drive from home & it's been my safe haven this cold season.
On Monday the weather was dry enough for a few hours, so I ventured on a long hike expecting nothing. I've managed to pack a dog walk, product photography for a few new camera straps and maintain a conversation with my hiking buddies while snapping away photos of fir tree branches and elusive forest pathways.
As some of you might now, I'm a chaotic workaholic with a deep love for slow living, so when I'm not the embodiment of ADHD, I am the opposite: grounded, calm, wistful. On rare occasions I hit the sweet spot between my two contradictory personalities, and I get to create some meaningful work while staying in the "slow & intentional" zone.
Here's an ode to days like that.
These could have easily fitted in an instagram post but I find social media so exhausting these days.
Hope you enjoyed this insight into half a day of life/work balance.
Let me know your thought :)