What does success look like to you?
I think success is a very personal thing, like no one can measure other people’s success. Success to me can be as small as getting up and going to work that day, and being kind to yourself and others…those are huge successes in my eyes - these tiny things we overlook every day that should be celebrated as successes. You are so in charge of what is a success to you and what you give your energy to.
What does a day in your life look like currently?
Me and my best friend Jordan - he’s my partner in crime, we do everything together. We wake up every morning at 4:45 and read our Bitcoin Standard book *laughs*, and get caught up on all the bitcoin news. Then we’ll head out and find waves and surf before work and watch the sunrise from the most beautiful spot out in the water. Then we get ready for work and go in around 8:00. We work at this amazing, beautiful farm, and we’ll feed animals, water plants, take some sort of lesson from our boss…it’s all so primitive, authentic, humble. We might trim trees with chainsaws, make traps to catch pigs that are getting in, and make a delicious farm lunch with whatever we’re growing. After work, we go home and maybe get a skate in, go surf again, and then we honestly power down by 6:00, and then wake up and do the whole shebang again.
What’s your life’s mantra?
Oh man, I am such a day-by-day, moment-by-moment person. Big future goals have never really resonated with me. Like, anything can happen and things change so quickly. So to be present to whatever is present that day, that’s my daily mantra. I would say if I had to pick a phrase, it would be “present and honest” - that’s my major mantra.
When you’re feeling creatively exhausted, what do you do?
I love this question so much. I think a lot of people get nervous during these seasons, or get down because they’re not creatively motivated. I try to see this type of season as a shift or a growing period, like I don’t want to get stuck on one thing. I wipe the slate clean and become aware of what is inspiring me right now - that keeps me inspired because it’s always something new and different. I just chill, I don’t rush the waiting period.
Anything else you want to share?
Mmm, yeah - just with my custom art, I want people to know that they can reach out to me about anything, even just to talk about art or to discuss a project. Something I’m passionate about is working with like-minded people.