What keeps you up at night?
There’s a few things. I’m a Dad. My life is really fucking hard. My wife works. She’s got a career, I’ve got a career. We live in The Bay Area. My kids are 8 and 10, they’ve got these activities, they go to school—life is just really hard and hectic. So what happens is, I fall asleep immediately at night. Immediately. Then two or three hours later I’m up. What happens is, I start processing everything—job, kids, career. That’s just when things start to go into motion and I start thinking about things and start trying to figure them out.
There’s a lot going on in my life right now. I just had this whole housing purchase re-finance thing that took forever. My parents were about to move to Atlanta but then their whole deal just fell through this afternoon, [it goes] on and on. I’m older than most of the folks here [at Epicurrence]. I’m in my mid-forties. I am ready to move to Park City and buy a Corvette and ski the rest of my life.
There’s a lot of day-to-day, next steps [on my mind]. There’s been a lot of talk here at Epicurrence about San Francisco and living in San Francisco. San Francisco is an amazing creative epicentre. It really is the core of technology and design, but it’s a hard life. It’s difficult in The Bay Area. I’m not going to harp on this, but as somebody who is a parent and has a career and all this, it’s a difficult life. So everything keeps me up at night.
Charles Pearson is Design Researcher at InVision, formerly Adobe, based in California.
This quote was taken from epidsode 107 of the Design Details podcast.