I had to store away most of my belongings and leave behind some things I very much love, like my cigar humidor and my collection of crafts from around the world.
Upon stepping down the porch, I felt the urge to do something seemingly irrelevant and futile; I wanted to make sure El Capitan is really mine. I wanted to make sure it looked like me. So I decorated it. El Capitan got Flintified :)
For your viewing pleasure :
|This is how El Capitan looks as of this morning. No more step boards, no roof racks, no frills.|
|Every vehicle I own gets plastered with stickers. It makes them unique and homey.|
|I could not have left home without my Caballo Blanco front plate and my Sweeney shovel.|
Also of note; a sea turtle tattoo for the hood :)
When I was done, I realized that this was an important step for me. It's a statement. This means my home is everywhere. This means I am actively living the life I envision for myself.
This means I'm free.