Before having kids I worked for years on the visual side of Anthropologie. It is a retail company dedicated to women living colorful lives of continual inspiration and learning. This lifestyle is reflected through each woman’s curated home decor and clothing style.
I find every Anthropologie store to be a place of inspiration in itself with elaborate displays and carefully chosen products. During my time employed there we had Inspiration Days once per month. These days are like adult field trips. Instead of working in the store that day we would go places like art museums, gardens or thrift shops. We would observe, brainstorm, find new ideas for our current projects, and mostly find new ways of looking at things.
Recently, I took one such Inspiration Day away from my mom-duties at home to photograph at the McMillan Greenhouse on the University of North Carolina campus in Charlotte. I had no agenda but to observe through my camera lens, craft beautiful images, and awe at the creativity of God’s creation.
I firmly believe every workplace should take these adult field trips! We need time to get out and explore, see new things, have our daily view refreshed.
Where can you go this week for some quiet and change in perspective?
Hi. I'm Suzanna.
I like running outside, eating real food and crafting beautiful images. I am captivated by documenting everyday life–revealing what authentic, adventurous and lovers of life we all are.