British journalist and broadcaster Pandora Sykes is the author of “How Do We Know We’re Doing it Right?,” a witty collection of essays about the pressures and anxieties of modern millennial life. From 2017 to 2020, she co-hosted “The High Low,” a weekly podcast that discussed both high and lowbrow culture; and her podcast “The Missing,” which looks into long-term missing persons cases, was nominated for a British Podcast Award. She wrote us a thoughtful piece about the creative and personal benefits of breaking with routine.
“I decided to stop seeing the detours as detours. To look not to the finish line, but just a few steps ahead.”