I gave it up some years ago: linear thinking and the pursuit of perfection.
I swapped it for this: free association and the pursuit of just good.
I think it’s too easy, too easy to get stuck. Stuck in the same place. Stuck doing the same thing. Caught up in a routine of the same job, the same people, the same place, the same experience. Caught up in a loop that goes round and round....
People ask me how I do all the things that I do. All the different jobs. Building houses, decorating rooms, writing a blog, running Peacock Pavilions, sourcing for Red Thread Souk, throwing dinner parties, writing books, taking pictures, starting a non-profit, doing humanitarian aid, and traveling the world. And yes, with a family and yes, with a base in Marrakesh.
How do I do it? Well, first of all, I have help. And second of all, I accept that things are going to be far from perfect. But I am not afraid of failure -- I am afraid of not trying.
You see, I hold tightly to a wish….a wish that my life be like a fire cracker: sparkling, sparkling in every direction, lighting up the night sky. I want a life that’s ever changing. I want a life that's no, no, never the same.