*HOT STUFF* Coming through

I can’t remember the last time I did a 5 hot things. As I said yesterday, I have been all over. But I definitely found the time to find some great stuff out there. Check it out…

-Book-

I’ve been trying to increase my library. I have this idea that if I add an literary classic and at least one book from either a latin or black author I should have a pretty nice collection and will have read some great stuff by this time next year. That said, im almost done with Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.it was my NY metro read, so since I left I have yet to finish it. But its very good thus far. I also bought 1oo Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.

Music-

Music Has been great over the past few months, The solo project from Brandon Flowers, Flamingo, is great. So are the Cee-Lo and N.E.R.D. albums. I havent bought the new Kings of Leon, but I like what I’ve heard online. I cant not talk about the New Kanye album, which is EPIC. The production is amazing, though at times you can feel him getting lost in the session with the songs that go on and on. Also, I must admit that I am a Rihanna fan. Her ish is catchy and pure pop at times, but sometimes thats fine. I like the dancey techno/R&B sound on the radio now.

in other news, Keri hil

idk why i like this song so much lol

-Shoes-

Just bought some Brogues from Florsheim, not the color i originally wanted, but I’ll probably get the other ones later lol

– Clothes –

Recently bought a Band of Outsiders Beanie (DOPE and LUX)

-Tech-

I got an Ipod Shuffle for my good friend’s wedding (bridal party gift). I haven’t owned an ipod for over 4 years. I like it. I may get an Ipod touch for christmas, or my Birthday. Im scared though, cause as soon as i get one a NEWER one is bound to drop.

in other news, I got on twitter. Its ok lol #downplayingit


WHATS GOING ON

Its been a while since I posted anything. I’ve been on a long haul, I’ve been on 5 interviews since I left The Bronx. I have one in the morning, so I can’t type a lot. I just wanna update folk.

I’ve pretty much set my mind on about three or four places. Thats good, i have a top 4 which puts me in a good position. I just have to get my stuff together and send out thank you letters to my interviewers and the program directors. Its crazy seeing all of these places and meeting all the people. Each program has its own feeling and the residents have their own dynamics. It’s almost like speed dating. I’m getting a good idea of how and where I want to practice. I like Medium-to large urban centers for now, since Im young and I live life at a faster pace. But I see the appeal of the smaller southern programs, with their charming cities, upbeat people and nice weather.

Also, I’ve come to a point in my life where I can say that I’m ready to actively pursuit a new relationship. I needed to take a lot of time to get myself together and get my life in some kinda order. I think that Im in a good place, and though I dont know what my next step is I feel like I could possibly start seeing people. I like the bachelor life and just chillin with people and friends but i also like having a special someone.

Other than that stuff, I’ve just been enjoying the company of friends. Visiting people and new places. Reconnecting with folk and embracing life. I’ve found some good music in recent months, which i’ll post more about later. I’ve also read some pretty interesting books (more on that later too). All in all, life is pretty good right now. I’ve been blessed beyond my own expectations and I am basically just utterly grateful for everything going on. The people in my life and the support I have is awesome. I know that everything is gonna work out, and though I dont have absolute control over anything, I feel as if it’s all ok. Because I have no doubt in my mind that I’m in the right places and making the correct moves and that the big man upstairs has my back.

well folks, I gotta go to bed, but I will be back after I make my triumphant return to DC.

good night, peace and love

-love this song-

Feeling

The few…

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

-Einstein-

Wasted Hours

Possibility

This month has been AMAZING. Every day I learn new things and get great insight into the possibilities ahead. Its amazing to see people, doctors, doing some powerful work. Everyday physician activists and real movers and shakers come in and speak with us about our activism projects and the work they do. Mind you, this whole world is something I barely knew existed a few months ago. And now its this very real, very serious career path. I’ve met so many progressive docs making a difference. My only problem is now I’ve been inundated with so much, so many possibilites and pathways to make this into a career.

I find myself empowered and energized, but also confused. Its such a beautiful predicament. I’m grateful for the fact that now I’m being exposed to more options, great advice and meeting amazing people, but as things get more clear they are more complicated. I have a lot to think about about life and residency and my career. As frustrating as it is at time, Im still happy and grateful that I’m in this situation. Because things could be worse…

Paz,

Julian

enjoy the serenade

Success?

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

R.W. Emerson