If you don’t know where you are going

I’m the type of person that always has a plan or a goal, but lately I’ve been struggling to find a purpose. It’s always been hard for me to wander without a goal in mind. There was always a means to an end. (more…)

A thousand candles

Now I’m not a big fan of hiking, however it’s part of my whole “trying new things” idea so I decided to go. A few friends and I went hiking to Lawson Peak in Jamul California and damn I had fun. Not only was the view beautiful, but climbing up a mountain brought me some sort of newfound energy and excitement. If many of you didn’t know I am a Buddhist, so here one from Buddha: (more…)

Live, for a day will come

It’s no secret that I have a profound love for the classics, but one stands out: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. I first read this book in 6th grade, despite my dislike of reading at the time, and it has become my one of favorite books. The reason I enjoy this book so much is due to its themes of love, revenge, friendship, and, the most important of all, self-transformation. Although a long read, I recommend it to everyone. Here’s another excerpt: (more…)

Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things

Since the incident (if you don’t know what I’m talking about click here), I am going through a period of self reflection and rediscovery. Lately I’ve been getting up earlier than I should be to read. Here is an excerpt from one of the books I’m currently reading: (more…)