In a past life, I designated holidays for my periods of self care. I would find myself sprinting towards those long weekends and forced weeks off. These weeks of solace would balance those freelance gigs of exhaustive pavement pounding. I’m a little wiser these days, and I’ve found that stability between feeding my monetary and creative needs. But I still find myself feeling at odds, with, well…my feelings. These feelings are ultimately everything that propel and block me. So when I stumbled upon these words by Alain de Botton, put into animation by animator Joe Bichard for The School of Life, I felt the big hug I needed. You can read more about Joe’s process in making it here.