Naomi Campbell found “solace” in community service cleaning
Naomi Campbell has said that she found her community service calming because it gave her a break from her normal life.
Naomi kept a diary during her five days with the New York Sanitation Department in March this year and it is now set to be published in W magazine.
Naomi wrote: “I find solace in sweeping. I have no other responsibility. I have no phone. I have the time to think. Just have, you know, peace.”
“Two of the people in the room have never been on a plane. They ask me what it’s like, and I’m embarrassed to tell them I was on seven planes the week before alone. It’s so interesting to get to know so many different sorts of people.”
“One co-worker tells me how he ended up here, basically because of alcohol. I bond with him, and I tell him I’m in recovery.”
“Some people can handle a drink or a line of cocaine, but I’ve finally come to realise that, for me, it’s all or nothing - and it has to be nothing. And my life has changed since [I realised that].”
On her final day, she concluded: “I’ve paid my debt to society. It’s just one day at a time. That’s how I’m going to live.”