SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO JUST SAY YES BEFORE YOU'RE READY
Each year I give myself a little challenge to learn a new skill to the level where I'm good enough to get paid.
You see, however much you love doing something, if there is an income attached to it there's a pressure than can detract from passion. If I ever feel like I'm getting bored or tired of something that I really enjoy, the pressure of money can turn that passion into disgust.
So, multiple skills mean being able to leave one in the fallow, left alone to grow in your heart again!
In 2015 I decided that filmmaking would be my new 'art' and within a couple of weeks I'd somehow managed to secure a 'job' travelling the world making films for a company called, wait for it...Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
I'm not kidding.
In fact, it was supposed to be a whopping eight money journey but was cut short after just three weeks thanks to a company takeover. Not to be deterred, I continued on my travels off my own back, searching for filmmaking jobs that would cover my travel, food and accommodation.
All the basics in return for a film and pictures, with a momentous, memory-filled year in return.