IIn January last year, I spontaneously decided to quit my fulltime job and embark on the journey of writing a book. I teamed up with a good friend of mine Simon Atlas, who is a phenomenal graphic designer and together we started the ambitious journey. After eleven months of blood, sweat and tears (and many cups of coffee), we finally received our first copy of Green Is Not A Colour.
At the outset there were a few reasons why I desperately wanted to write a book, reasons I felt warranted my decision to leave my great job at the time and enter into the unknown. I wanted to do something different, something unconventional, something that would challenge my capabilities like nothing I had ever encountered. I realized there was a huge gap in the market for a book that could educate others on environmental issues in a creative, accessible and thoughtprovoking way. Moreover, I wanted to rekindle a love for our planet and inspire positive change in our society.
I had no idea where to start, or even how to start.
I wanted to throw myself in the deep end, and see whether I had it in me to swim out. I wanted the journey to be a characterbuilding experience, and I am forever grateful for what I learnt about myself during that time.
The journey has been incredible, and I have learnt so much about myself and others along the way. I am so grateful I took the leap of faith to write the book, and look forward to seeing where this journey takes me. More than anything,
I would dearly love for our species to find that connection with the natural world again and to understand that we are fully part of it, not against it.
Read the full article from Devan in Issue 01 “Going Rogue” to learn about his journey since writing the book.