It’s been a while since my last food for thought post and that’s because I’ve been in the lab overtime working on fall and holiday projects. This past weekend I was able to get away and chill over in Miami and Atlanta, a necessary trip to clear my head. The question I always ask myself is will it be worth it, coming home to hundreds of emails and backed up work? The answer is yes, it’s easy to get burnt out in this business and the time away temporarily patches that feeling. The only time I find myself inspired and intrigued is when I am at peace, when my brain is somewhat calm. Miami beach south of 5th st. is where i chill, a quiet area away from tourists and craziness and is the same area where ideas for over half of my collabs stemmed. To me work isn’t a 5 day thing or a 40 hour week, its a 24/7 grind, have that mentality and i guarantee dividends. It might seem like all fun and games watching my collabs release from the sidelines and it is but aside from all the work and attention my special projects require, I am also the general buyer of the #1 independent footwear retailer in New York City. Bottom line – If you work hard make sure you reward yourself once in a while.