From 2006 to 2008 I had trained as a lawyer but pretty much hated every minute of it – and it showed. I realised pretty quickly that I could not do a job in the long term that I had no interest in. I was even told by a superior during one of those all too painful performance reviews that I should probably look for something that I loved because being a lawyer was clearly going to make me unhappy. The fact I couldn’t hide my distaste for what to me was a pointless exercise was a blessing because it forced me to start searching for what I wanted in life.
—Patrick Richmond’s Interview by Jodi Ettenberg