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!
Sometimes, the best getaway is not so faraway. Museums have an amazing power to show you that life's everyday troubles are not really worth the stress. At the end of the day, we have a finite amount of time that we have to allocate wisely, based on our individual value systems and life goals. #LifeGoesOn
I have been back in the NYC metro area for 6 whole months now; and I am really glad that I made the difficult decision to move back. Being around my family and friends has truly given me a new perspective on what I need to accomplish for the next chapter of my life. And it definitely does not hurt that there is always something fun to see and do in the city. ;-)
I recently returned from my most recent trip to Canada; and every time I leave, I always feel a little bit more sad. As much as I love America and New York, I cannot help but feel as though I am meant to live elsewhere. Maybe that is just my wanderlust. But I do sometimes wonder whether my "real" home is a foreign country like Canada.
Ah! The time that I spend in Montreal is never quite enough. Everything about the city really speaks to me on such a magical level. If what spiritual people say about goals and the universe is really true, I hope that the universe heard my prayers when I was in Montreal during my birthday weekend this year. #SpeakItOutIntoTheUniverse #LongTermGoals #Dreams
A week ago, I decided to do a Williamsburg day with one of my best friends. Our day started out in the East Village and it concluded in Greenwich Village. Days like that one remind me that everyday experiences can be transformed into the most memorable ones. It is amazing what good company and a long walk can do for the soul and mind.