My work is my lifestyle!

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We the only ones here in the office. πŸ˜²πŸ˜– Last day is on Mon to leave them something behind so I am not forgotten... Time to hit that over drive switch and turn chicken shit into chicken salad, ArtCenter style! πŸ€–πŸ€–πŸ€–πŸ’ƒ#softgoods #footweardesign#neverquit

Found another gem!

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Another one of those Zelda finding the gem moments... There I was at Big Basin, California's first State Park. The guy that happens to check me at the counter was a Marine from the legendary #3/5marines #darkhorsemarines #sangin who probably crossed paths with me on deployment to Afghanistan during the same time we were there. He hooked it up with the prime diggidty spot! πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ We are all connected in this atmosphere!!! πŸ˜²πŸ˜²πŸ˜²πŸŒ #omens #thealchemist #vanlifediaries#vanlife #vanconversion #sprintervanconversion#sprintervan #mercedessprintervan β€” at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

Assessing my gear

Just finished rebuilding my surfboard rack aka floating closet in the Home Depot parking lot! Lol. πŸ˜²πŸ’ƒπŸ‘·πŸ‘·I just beefed it up bc it was falling apart. Something I've learned about this whole #vanlifeproject is that you have to make things all modular/multi functional and build upwards with having things float and hang. I'm trying to use mostly #softgoods to be able to adjust and modify as I go. It... See More

 β€” in Soquel, California.

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Sometimes taking risks are good...

They don' banned me from sewing!!!😲😲 There I wass... kneez deep in books. Like a good citizen I asked the librarian lady when they opened if I can sew somewhere. If not, it's cool I'd be outs. But then she's like I have a spot where I use to sew too... πŸ’πŸ™„i said wuttt... so she then took me to the special room. It was like Zelda again... when he goes into the cave and collects a gem! The come up son! πŸ‘†I just sewed my lil heart out until they closed. Then this grumpy old manager man comes up to me as they closed, "Ya' needed to leave before we close! πŸ‘Ή plus there's probably not going to be a next time because you took 6 spots on the table! πŸ’©" I was thinking like, Whatcha le' Nobody was even there and I was in the corner of a separate room! πŸ˜² I didn't want to rat out the girl saying she let me use the table so I was like alrite man I gotchu '. Mr. Cpt. Librariobro probably feelin all good like, "I told him who the big cheese is 'round here...!" But guess what? there's no next time vato, I already finished all my sewing today! Gettin the hellzzzz outta Dodge! Ya' bish hh. πŸ€—βœŒπŸ™‹πŸ’ƒπŸ‘#heavyonthemarrow #vanlife#vanlifediaries #vanconversion#sprintervanconversion #sprintervan

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Like a penguin!

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I came to visit the hospital I was born in...like a penguin returning to where they hatched from! πŸ§Crazy thing is the other day as I was driving back to Santa Cruz from LA, I looked up at the clock when it was 12am on my birthday and drove right underneath the hwy sign Santa Clara, the city I was born in. I see the number 408 my whole life and wondered why. It's the area code of San Jose and right near my internship! Those Omens are everywhere. I don't know what they mean but don't ignore them! πŸ‘ΉπŸ‘ΊπŸ‘½πŸ‘ΎπŸ‘³ read the #thealchemistyou'll know what I mean!!! #vanlifediaries #vanlife#vanconversion #sprintervanconversion#sprintervan β€” at Kaiser Permanente Hospital.

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Right tools matter

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It took me more than a month to figure out how and where to sew my lobster shades. After I got the right tool, it literally took me 5 mins in the parking lot of the Depot! πŸ˜²πŸ˜²πŸ˜² πŸ’ƒ β€” at The Home Depot.

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