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mattmaniego Looks like the Bay Area weather is about to throw a rager tonight. // #demcloudscray 9h

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mattmaniego Live long and prosper. // #RIPLeonardNimoy 18h

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mattmaniego I see black and blue. Or is it white and gold? // #thedress 2d

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mattmaniego Austin and Chicago booked! Stoked for Austin and can't wait to see that Chitecture again! // #freelancelife 3d

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mattmaniego What you hope for when you wake up for sunrise. // #mtdavidson 4d

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mattmaniego Hidden treasures of San Francisco. // #ForbesIsland (: @emotiveimage ) 6d

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mattmaniego Les arches dorées. // #thatparisiantower 1w

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mattmaniego There is still plenty of gold in the west. // #sutrobaths 1w

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mattmaniego Always thankful for the family and friends who support me in what I do. Who supports you? Take a second to tag them and thank them for what they do. // #happyhumpday 2w

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mattmaniego Rough water produces character. // #chasingwaves 2w

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mattmaniego Change for yourself and no one else. // #thatsfbridge 2w

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mattmaniego My valentine loves fries, bacon, and donuts, in no particular order. What does your valentine love? // #fatlife 2w

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mattmaniego Name your dream place(s) to travel and shoot. // #chasingharshlight 2w

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mattmaniego Tag someone who puts a smile on your face. // #onatuesday 3w

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mattmaniego Flock together. // #PutABirdOnIt 3w

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mattmaniego Chitown is lucky to host such an awesome cast of people this weekend. Jealous I'm not there! Hope everyone is having fun at the @streetdreamsmag event! // #chitecture 3w

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mattmaniego ️// #wtc 3w

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mattmaniego I feel very fortunate to be able to pay for bills without the need of having an actual 9 to 5. What I do isn't the most "stable" line of work, but I guess thats the very thing that keeps me striving to become better.
In my culture, this is very uncommon, you know, making a living creatively. We're brought up with the notion that being an engineer/nurse/accountant equals success. Not to downplay those who have pursued those areas of expertise, because I too was once an engineer, college degree and all that. I applaud and give much props to my friends and family who have become successful in these areas, because I know I couldn't have done it. Well, not willingly at least.

What am I getting at? The norm isn't always for everyone. If you have an opportunity to be what YOU think you can be, not what your parents or friends think you can be, but what YOU think you can be, DO IT. Obviously, if you have wife/kids/mortgage, don't be stupid and quit a stable job to pursue your passion for basket weaving. If that is the case, then learn basket weaving with your family and don't jeopardize their future for the sake of making baskets.

The norm wasn't for me, and it doesn't have to be for you either. If you're able to, I encourage you to pursue whatever it is you feel is worth pursuing, yes even basket weaving. (I'll even help you make awesome time lapses of it.) But whatever it is, live life like you mean it. // #livelifelikeyoumeanit
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mattmaniego Dream State. // #thatsfbridge 4w

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