Hi! I am Catalino, or "Lino," for short. I am a jack-of-all-trades in perpetual training and knight of infinite faith. I aspire to learn and experience as much as I possibly can. I have a special interest in foreign languages, an insatiable appetite for travel, and a healthy drive for self-improvement. I am from New Jersey, but I have called other places "home." In my spare time, I explore and write. Thanks for visiting my corner of the Internet where I share my words and photos!
I managed to accomplish a lot in the first week after I resigned from and left my job: I visited Volunteer Park, I crossed the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, I explored my favorite Seattle neighborhoods more extensively, and I even created more art with simple colored pencils and crayons. And although I did not earn any money last week, I feel like I have enriched my life and improved my well-being in more profound and long-lasting ways. In the past week, I have gotten a chance to reflect on the fact that there are always ways to create opportunities for yourself no matter what. You simply need to be creative, bold, and proactive!
Well, I took a gigantic leap of faith recently: I decided to resign from my job; and I have resolved to focus on creating a more fulfilling and more balanced life. I thought that I would be more scared, but I am confident that all of my past experiences will enable me to make the most out of this new chapter. I am excited to see what is in store for me. #NewChapter
A lot of changes are in the works right now. Parts of me are quite nervous because there are so many variables in life that I cannot control. However, I know that I have what it takes to navigate through the upcoming changes successfully. And this particular time of instability has fortunately forced me to reflect on the fact that I stupidly expect stability and permanence from things that are, by design, very fleeting and volatile--which will only lead me to a state of panic and frustration. Luckily, I have my love of art and adventure to help me make it through these confusing times. Here is to growing from instability!