Recollections.

Hello. Im Ronnie. Nice to meet you.

you think you know, but you have no idea; shit I have no idea.

aspiring for the future as well as learning to live for the present.
music, food, friends, family fuel my determination.
laughter and chilling are an essential part of my diet.
spontaneous occurrences are better than planned occasions.
artistically expressed; words are not exactly my specialty.
values sincerity.
perspectives change, as does mine; open minded.
seeking adventure; stepping away from the familiar into the unknown.
gaining wisdom through experience.
strongly believes happiness can be found in the simplest things; people tend to look for happiness in all the wrong places.
views life at different perspectives; there is more than meets the eye.
acknowledges that life is not constant but rather life is in constant motion.


food for thought:
search and question to find understanding. But it is not necessarily coming to an understanding that is most significant, rather it is the constant pursuit for understanding that makes life interesting. life is not intended to be easy. life is intended to be fun, vivid, and vibrant; live and experience. feel pain to feel love. be lost to discover. There is no such thing as perfection, perfection does not exist, for there is always room for growth. and in order to grow one must struggle, experience, and discover; life is not handed but is ultimately constructed by it's beholder. therefore, construct wisely. carpe diem.

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

2010 Resolutions:
+ Take a snapshot everyday
+ No more sweets
+ Stick to my philosophies
+ Find out what matters to me the most.
+ Rediscovering my passions
+ Better myself as a person/ friend/ son.
+ Discover something new about myself
+ Look forward.
+ Go to the gym on a consistent basis, no bitchassness
+ "just do it."
+ happiness is a choice, lets make some good choices then.

Tumblelogs I follow:
Jan 1 2014

values.

continuously edited list:

Do not forget why you are doing the things you are doing.
Better yourself, better the world around you.
life is simple. We make it complicated. 

day 1

Repetition. Repetition. Repetition. 

Its easy to get caught up in the repetition. 

Nov 3 2013

its been a while.

never forget what got you here, why you wanted to be here, and whom youve gotten here with. 

Aug 11 2013

cloudy day

life goes on. people come and go. but the memories will last forever. thank you for everything

Jul 1 2013

strive not for the results, riches, or glory but rather strive with purpose.

Jun 22 2013
reflect. 

reflect. 

the canvas above.

the canvas above.

Jun 21 2013

            “Stay hungry, the world owes you nothing” my landlord once said two years ago. This phrase summarized to me the idea that determination and drive is what will get you what you want; staying hungry was the fuel to my ambition. Staying hungry came easy when you truly, from the deep bottom of your damn heart, knew what you wanted in life. I felt that so long as you knew deep down what your goals and passions were you would do anything in your capability to achieve what you truly desired; you stayed hungry to get it.

            But as this year comes to a close I must say that my appetite is not as strong as it used to be. This first year has shown me how a repetitious schedule cocktailed with undirected motivation can do to a person’s soul. It can kill it and numb it. I swear there have been multiple times I have questioned why my decision to come here or go in the direction that I did. Its quite humorous to reflect on my mentality at the beginning of the year regarding my current thoughts and emotions. I was so innocently motivated and determined. Where is that rj now? He needs to come back.

              I feel being in the books all day and not having more “hands-on” patient interactions has blurred my focus. For it was having that humanly interaction with people that need help the most is what kept me going. These are the people that need my help and I am doing for them. Once you cut that interaction out of life it is easy to forget why you are doing the things you are doing in the first place. Yes I know there have been opportunities to help here and there, random health screenings, outreach opportunities, blah blah but I want something more substantial. Something constant. A job might change this but luck has not been on my side thus far. But I cannot complain. I might be asking for a lot but all I want is an opportunity to apply what I know to the real life. Tests can eat a dick. I do not want to study for the test, I want to study for the people. Tests cannot motivate me, people do. But as I ramble on, at the end of the day I always like to think of what state of mind I was in a year ago. A year ago I was on the ropes when it came to admissions, taking hit after hit, rejecting after rejection. Made me question myself, am I good enough? Then the unbelievable happened. I got in. Words cannot entirely express what I felt in that moment but the closest I can describe it is that all my hardwork, sweat, tears, setbacks, and failures have summed to that one moment of validity; the sun’s rays were shining bright that day. My happiness reflected how much I wanted it and more importantly WHY I wanted it. That moment right there is what keeps me going right now. I know it is easy to get caught up in the everyday shit but now more than ever I need that constant friendly reminder of why I am doing this. It goes way beyond me and dives deep into my desire to genuinely do it for the people that need it the most, that deserve it the most. I have been blessed with the opportunity to pursue a career that can change lives and can make a difference for the greater good. I need that friendly reminder.

            So discover what you love, what you want to achieve, and what makes you happy. Keep these ideals close to you.

Stay hungry. Live simply.

 

Jun 4 2013
Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not ‘you.’ The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato. The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum. NASA Lunar Science Institute, We Originated in the Belly of a Star (2012)

(Source: thinksquad, via andyweezy)

Mar 9 2013
bloom.

bloom.

soar.

soar.

light up.

light up.

Feb 12 2013

Round and around and around and around we go

Ohhh ohhh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it

Something in the way you move

Makes me feel like I can’t live without you

It takes me all the way

I want you to stay

Jan 28 2013
birds eye view at 13000 ft. 

birds eye view at 13000 ft. 

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