With January often being viewed as the hardest month to negotiate we thought it was the perfect time to ask the Leap team just what it is that makes them happy…
Matt Hocking, Leap Director
“Happiness for me has numerous levels… the simple; picking my girls up from their school day and knowing that just a simple thing such as seeing them excites me so much and no matter what the day has been like it gives me a contented smile.
Sitting in the sun on the open sea on my longboard or kayak with just the motion of the waves rocking me, sound of seabirds and waves dumping distantly on the shoreline. It really makes you feel alive.
And having a career that’s always about creating new things that change peoples minds, behaviour, fortunes, environment. Although this can be equally frustrating at times;) But every day is different that’s for sure.”
Judy Stevens, Studio Manager
“Happiness for me is… a summers day in the house with my favourite artists on the CD full blast and dancing around the house… basically acting as though I’m 16 again pretending to sing in the mirror!!
Also listening to my grand-daughter Lacey sing Blah Blah Black Sheep in the car and when she runs towards me with a big cuddle when she sees me.”
Corey Maslen, Web Development Apprentice
“Happiness for me is… spending time with friends, no matter what I’m doing it can always be made better when doing it with my friends, even if it is something boring like cleaning.”
Sqeez D’Souza, Design Manager
“Happiness for me is… spending a summer day with all the family at the beach – sharing 2-3ft glassy morning waves with R and the kids, picnic lunch in the van, repeat surf in the afternoon and a cold beer watching the sunset over the sea at day’s end.”
Rebecca Reincke, Design Creative
“Happiness for me is… a mixture of Josh being home, summer evenings and days out with friends.”
Nathan Lance, Design Creative
“Happiness for me is… a clear sky, deadlines met early, a beer (or 5), a good view, an old book, trusting clients, midnight pizza, morning burgers, original ideas, adventures, requited love, soft pillows, butterflies in your stomach, adrenaline rushes, good friends and that cold & damp house in Bournemouth where grass grew up through the floor and I realised where my passions lie.”
Richard Bale, Web Developer
“Happiness for me is… There are many things in life that bring a smile to my face, going on a date with my girlfriend, playing with my little boy and watching him grow. Building computers, being outside alone in the wind and mizzly rain, going out on the town with friends, other people smiling… I could go on for a very long time and I don’t think life will ever stop me finding new things…”