First Things First

I’m not sure if what I’ve poured all of my hard work and effort into will actually lead me to the path I want to walk in life.

I accepted you for who you are. Why won’t you do the same for me? #collegedecisions

So, so tired of being disappointed. Waiting for somebody to recognize that I am more than just a number.

 

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August 2017

Aw man I feel ridiculously lucky to have so many wonderful things all in one month.

Cedars-Sinai Reunion (4) →  Jam Week 2 (7-10) → 85º Elite Reunion (10) → Disneyland (12) → Hamilton (18) → Total Eclipse Trip (20-22) → JANG @ ATS (23) → Start College (28)

8/17/17

  • Hamilton and Disneyland are solid proof that a single person can change the world.
  • A movie inspired by Ed Sheeran’s “Happier” or “Save Myself” would be AMAZING.
  • A person’s Instagram feed is basically an advertisement of their life.
    • If aliens take over, they would be able to use Instagram as a human catalog.

Inception

You know that feeling

when you wake up from a dream that’s too fantastic to be real

and you immediately shut your eyes and hope for just a few more seconds to spare until the next snooze cycle

so that you can savor the contents of your dream?

I wish life had a pause button, like the hundreds of thousands of videos that I’ve watched

so that I can stop and enjoy the moment before allowing it to whisk by

Life is like driving on a freeway.

The cars that whiz by are the seconds ticking by

Construction sites and blocked lanes are hardship that hinder the flow of life

and the mountains in the distance ahead of you are your deepest hopes and dreams that you know that you are getting closer to.

But even then, the distance and time gap remains

between who you are now and who you hope to be

because “tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace day to day”

(WOW Shakespeare, Hamilton, and my 3 am thoughts!)

Nature is cruel in that it allows nothing to stay the same

the bird that you saw the other day, whistling a melody as it perched on top of the white gate

it won’t be there to brighten your morning twenty years down the road.

But friendship

and love and kindness and passion and joy

those things stay a little longer

and that is what I’m grateful for.

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I had a dream that the trees turned gold and crimson

kind of ironic considering that I live in California,

where fall doesn’t seem to exist.

Inspiration from a friend

“This is a new year. A new chapter for your story. Whether if it’s your first time in high school as a freshman or your last year as a senior, make every moment of every day count; you won’t have another chance like this again. You will meet new people, you will meet new obstacles, and you will struggle along the way. Jump at every opportunity that is given to you and make decisions that scare you the most because that will help you grow if it doesn’t go as planned. And you never know some day you can look back in your life and say “I can’t believe I did that” than to look back and say “I wish I did that.” Don’t be intimidated of how crazy it looks or if people tell you that (you) need to have certain prerequisites in order to achieve something you set your mind to because none of that is true. Be the best version of yourself and realize that it takes hard work for any field you choose to do in life. Keep in mind that when you face difficulties throughout your journey, it’s not because faith doesn’t want you to succeed and that (it) is never meant to be; it means that you’re going the right way and doing something right. All it takes is self confidence with a decision like “I want to try this.” #APinspires

-Adrian Preciado

8/15/17

Wondering if humans are too easily satisfied

or if people’s cultural background and the social norm teach individuals to just try and make the best of things and accept that the way things go are for the best

or if natural selection has taught mankind that happiness is advantageous and leads to higher survival

thus making individuals naturally more inclined to feel that they made it out on top

Best Salads (imo)

  1. Cheesecake Factory- Sheila’s Chicken and Avocado Salad
  2. Disneyland Pizza Port – Asian Chicken Salad
  3. Z’s Crazy Good Food- Chinese Chicken Salad
  4. Icho Izakaya- House Salad

Inspiration from Robin Williams

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute.

 

We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”

“To quote from Whitman, O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless–of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?’

Answer: That you are here–that life exists, and identity;

that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.

What will your verse be?”

Dead Poets Society

“Death is not the enemy, gentleman.

If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all: indifference.

A doctor’s mission should be not just to prevent death, but also to improve the quality of life. That’s why you treat a disease. You win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee, you win, no matter what the outcome.”

Patch Adams

“And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky, when the stars are strung across the velvety night,

and when a shooting star streaks through the blackness turning night into day, make a wish. Think of me. And make your life spectacular.

I know I did.”

Jack

8/13/17

Hoping that my happiness, the one thing I have control over in my life, will stick around.

  • Just because you had the last word doesn’t mean you won.

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