It was the summer of 2012 and a series of financial setbacks had me reeling. Frozen raises and bonuses. Stolen identity. Medical bills. With existing student loans, a car payment and rent on my apartment set for its maximum-allowable annual increase under the California law, I started to wonder: What happened to my American Dream?

"The Office Hobo" is part one of my Devine Diaries trilogy, a story of pulling myself out of financial, personal, and career doldrums by giving up my apartment and moving into my office. What began as an experiment to see if I could pull off sleeping behind my desk, evading coworkers' off-hours routines and saving me (and my company) a little money in the process soon became a dedicated way of life. Moving into the office became the beginning of my norm-challenging, odd-space-living, life-downsizing journey. 

 

The Office Hobo online diaryLA Weekly and Salon articles, and the soon-to-be book on my experience living out of the office for 500 days all detail the trials and tribulations of downsizing my life so drastically... and the benefits that choosing a life of intention has afforded me since.

Browse the main and diary pages on The Office Hobo website for a detailed journal of my time in the office, as well as opinion pieces and DIY how-to's for this peculiar yet fascinating way of life. 

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This license is courtesy of TK Devine, who is a working writer, storyteller, producer, and social experimenter in Los Angeles. TK Devine is admittedly a partial pseudonym, but who's checking? Maybe you are. Maybe you're one of those serial fact-checkers, hell-bent on exposing partial pseudonymed blogs for who they really are. Get a hobby, man. Volunteer. Make a difference that actually matters. Anyway, enough about you. TK Devine is not a fake person. He's a real person, with thoughts, feelings, and a pretty awesome beard. TK Devine is a writer in Los Angeles. Hollywood. Where TK Devine makes films and gives talks as a guest speaker or featured speaker or keynote speaker but never a car stereo speaker. Never. You may know of TK Devine through The Tiny (Toilet) Home Project. You may know of TK Devine via The Office Hobo. You may know of TK Devine through The Road Less Traveled and American Dreamers, repped by the Creative Artists Agency (CAA). You may know of TK Devine from Downsize Czars or Downsize Me. Heck, you may know of TK Devine through getting yelled at by a guy in a truck after you cut him off on the I-405 North through the Sepulveda Pass. Who knows where you know TK Devine. But you do know TK Devine. You know him well. Almost too well.

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