Free time = Me time

I’ve had a lot of free time to do some pretty intense soul searching.

I’ve come to realize that I need to take a different approach to how  I do things.

Not to say that my normal way of doing things is/was bad, I’m just kinda tired of how things have been.

I’m ready for a change.  It’s about time to try something new and see where it leads me.

thats all

Aspirar = To Aspire

There are a few thing in life that I aspire to be. Some are day to day aspirations, others are lifetime goals. I think my life will be complete if in the end It can be said that I was all of these things

  1. A good man
  2. A good father
  3. A good doctor
  4. A force for social change
  5. Honest
  6. Well-read
  7. Benevolent
  8. An authority on something
  9. Cosmopolitan
  10. Content

New City = New Beginnings

I’ve been here in Miami for over a week now. After a lot of work getting my new place together and getting all settled and adjusted I can say that so far I love this place. I know I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of this place and there is so much to see and do.

I think I’ve been long over due for a change in scenery. That said, it’s still been hard. Saying bye and moving on from my comfortable life, and my comfortable friends and comfortable routines. Its feels great to be at the cusp of such a new and exciting thing. To be honest, the future used to scare me, I used to have an almost debilitating fear of the unknown and unpredictable. But now, beyond the healthy dose of new work jitters, I can honestly say that I am ready. I’m ready to go out into the unknown and chase the dream, learn and fall in love with new people and this new city.

 

Just because you feel it…

Lyric from one of my favorite Radiohead songs. Its so true.

People tend to see/feel what they want and not see the obvious. Its a natural response, I’ve been guilty of it many [MANY] times.  Its hard to figure out whats really there sometimes, the thoughts, emotions and feelings you have towards particular situations or people. Sometimes its hard to figure out whats real and whats not. Things can get so clouded.  If we’re honest with ourselves we tend to have an idea of what we’re doing, sometimes its not. Sometimes it just happens. We fall in love the thoughts and ideas of love or success and whatever else we want. Its funny how we get into situations and lose ourselves and our better sense. I guess the only solace is that it happens to the best of us.

I guess you gotta live in the moment and have no regrets. But also be smart and not trick yourself, because there are many people out there who would gladly do it for you.

Live and you learn.

Winter = El invierno

 

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus

 

 

No te preocupes = Dont worry

-Weekend Warrior –

I’ve been having some great weekends. Last week was my birthday and a pretty epic weekend in LA and this weekend, which was much more low key but also fun. I got to catch up with some folk, made some great purchases and got it cracking in the  Karaoke  bar. So here is my 5 hot things and weekend round up all in one.

-Shoes-

Got some Doc Martens today. I forgot how much I liked them till i saw them. They are super comfortable and pretty sick

-Music-

Childish Gambino a.k.a. Donald Glover is dope

Its also pretty awesome that Arcade Fire actually won album of the year. This is kind of a big deal

– TV-

Watched some Community and Parks and Rec this weekend. I’m not all caught up on the new seasons, but it felt good to catch up on some of the best stuff on TV.

-Hobby-

This was my first week back at running full time, and it was a success. I want to work my way up to 13 mile runs within the next 10 weeks. I’ll keep yall updated on my progress.

-Life-

Caught up with one of the homies this weekend. We didn’t talk long but it felt good to find out I’m not the only one thinking this way lol. Getting older makes you think about life and all that grown folks stuff a lot. Things like marriage and career come up a lot [it feels surreal to be thinking about stuff like this]. I  always like to get other folks opinions and perspectives on things. I realize that its a good thing to have an idea of where Im headed and the things I want, the hard part for me is being open to the things I havent thought about, to experience the things meant for me that are unforeseen. I have this weird need for control in certain aspects of life and yet i have this spontaneous streak that is limited to other, seemingly less important, aspects of my life. The worst part is that nowadays they tend to overlap and I can’t turn it off.  Its tough, but I’m  really working on finding my middle ground. Im grateful that life is great for me now, im in a good place career wise and basically in a good place in general. Im just gonna be more open and follow my heart a little more. I mean i guess it cant hurt that much to see where it leads me.

well its late, so I gotta get read for bed.

PEACE, keep ya head up

Julio

‎”You know, some people say life is short and that you could get hit by a bus at any moment and that you have to live each day like it’s your last. Bullshit. Life is long. You’re probably not gonna get hit by a bus. And you’re gonna have to live with the choices you make for the next fifty years.”

Chris Rock

Great Stuff for 2011

Its 2011 and I still have insomnia like 2010 … aw well take a look around

-G-

This Picasso quote is Straight up G. If you got it, you got it. That ish aint even cocky, that is #REALTALK

-STYLE-

Some of the Fly stuff that I am feeling for the 1st quarter of 2011

Nothing is more crisp than Selvage Jeans, I bought some from Uniqlo back when I was in NY. I may go for a higher end pair after I start making the real bucks.

Im looking for a grown mans book bag for when I start working next year. Something Functional and Fly.

thick sweaters, nautical sweaters, shawl collar sweaters, I like em all

I like small lightweight turtle necks… suit me

Seriously, contemplating Tossing every T-shirt I own that isn’t black or some shade of grey

I really like these Miansai cord bracelets. I’m usually very iffy on mens jewelry (chains and thangs) But I want one of these, probably the one with the hook.

– MUSIC

I know Im late, but I like that New Mark Ronson Album Record Collection and recently have been on that Kid Cudi Man on the Moon II


-INFLUENCERS-

I got the Picasso and Dylan quotes from promos from this cool documentary on trends and creativity. Follow the link to view the entire documentary.

http://influencersfilm.com/#/Film

-FEELINGS-

On Being Underestimated

I get it. I may not be a stereotypical black dude. I may come off kinda unconventional.

Yes, I may listen to all types of music, some that may seemingly come from left field, but Im a lover of music and if it sounds good i can get behind it.

Yes, i may dress differently than you are accustomed too, but  Secretly i know you wish you could pull it off

I may not be a big skirt chaser, I guess thats cause I respect myself and women. I look for deeper connections than anything that can happen in a one night stand.

I may not follow sports too hard, Thats cause I have aught with the system and how the athleticism of the negro is always center stage, while his intellectual development is never discussed. I also resent the fact that these people, who contribute barely anything to society, get paid exponentially more to throw balls around than the people who serve and protect our communities and educate our children.

I  may not fit into any particular box, I mean geez look at me, I’m a country boy turned city boy, I’m an Afro-hispanic doctor, Im bookish but the opposite of austere, I like going out as much as I like museums, I also happen to like alternative music, bolero and tamborito as much as I enjoy old school R&B and hip-hop.

On being underestimated, Im cool with it. You can go ahead and keep doing it, I wont be mad. Cause now, you will be even more surprised when I actually show you how cool I really am.

bendiciones

Ju

 

 

YEAR DONE

Every year around this time people are amazed at how fast time goes. How the prior twelve months just seemed to melt away and reduce the past year into a blur of good times and bad, with only a few days standing out in the memory. Well, with two weeks left in the year 2010 I’ve been thinking the same old thoughts. Im not so much wondering where the time went, because I’ve been very aware of it this year. Looking at the big picture, I can say that this past decade is the first that I can remember from start to finish. I can remember the whole Y2K scare and sitting in on my parents bed as the clock struck twelve.

This was a big decade. I grew up in this decade. I finished high school, undergrad and 3.5 years of Medical school in this 10 year span. These past ten years have taught me life lessons and introduced me to friends that will be around for the rest of my life. At the cusp of a whole new decade and so many possibilities I’m humbled at how good life has been to me. How blessed I am and how honestly and genuinely appreciative I am for the people in my life.

I look forward to an even better next 10 years. I look forward to the memories to be made, the love, the smiles, the laughs, and all of the experiences that await me. Im ready to enter the world on my own, with a job and career. But before I get ahead of myself, I guess I’ll try to make the best of these last two weeks in 2010, and focus on the people and blessings around me one day and moment at a time.

hasta luego