Convos

Brielle of The Gilded Bellini

I did PR in New York and am now freelancing doing marketing and social media work here in SoCal. In New York, it was so different. I was working 14 hour days, I was unhappy at work and it just felt like rock bottom. After being surrounded by negativity there, it brought me down and…

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Courtney Wall

“I did Communication Design for my Associates Degree in FIT in New York and that’s how I got into Graphic Design. I was going to do Advertising Design and decided that as much as I loved New York, I didn’t want to live there anymore. I wanted to be able to get into a car…

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Leslie Colon

“I’m originally from Guatemala, but my parents moved here while I was very young and I grew up in Fallbrook for most of my life. I went to Palomar College for photography and as much as I wanted to go to a 4 year college, I had to stay for my family and especially my…

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Aileen Liew

“I just came back from China and it was my third time going. It was a beautiful experience this time around because of the unpaved trails we took and the clean and pristine look of everything there. It was neat because our Uber driver even doubled as our tour guide and the best part was…

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Alisha of Fiercely Optimistic

 “I’m a Reiki master, intuitive healer, I do life coaching, I instruct yoga, and I’m also a writer. I do a lot but it keeps life in balance actually. With all my work I’m never bored and it helps me form into the position I need to help people. We have to realize everything shifts…

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Cara Seargeant of Kyoto State

“It’s my dad and I. My dad is the master engineer behind everything because he has the history behind construction, engineering, and design. And I actually started the idea in school. When I was in LA, I took a class and our main project – we had to make something that was functional and artistic….

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Daniel Whitaker

“Everything seemed to be on track but life has a way of throwing challenges your way. And when you have those moments alone that’s when you realize you’re not in full control of what you think and we need that quiet time both physically and mentally to be open to change. I’ve had a pretty…

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Ku’uipo Cavaco

“It wasn’t until last year that I decided to take the two week trip to Haiti. At first I was very hesitant because it was so different and far from what I was used to. I remember landing and thinking to myself ‘what am I doing?’ Then it was taking the bus to the spot…

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Jamie Laird

“I’m taking a solo trip to Ireland and it’s one of those things that I’ve thought of doing and wanted to do on my own! I like to travel a lot and one thing I’ve learned is that you can’t put a price on memories. It’s so crazy looking into the history of things and…

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Charlene Villena

“I started out wanting to major in graphic design but switched over to fine art. I wanted to focus more on illustration and painting. It was really hard to find a job in San Diego because I had so many interests – from photography, art, and videography. But I decided that I wanted to start…

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