Battleground | JoshSoriano

"God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers."

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I’m currently in some sort of mixed state of stress, depression, and uncertainty. I’m in a place that is unfamiliar and foreign.

But.

I’m gonna keep pushing. I’m gonna keep grinding. I’m gonna stay optimistic. I’m gonna smile. I’m gonna laugh. And know that everything’s gonna be okay, and that God’s watching out for me.

I’m all of sudden thinking about that post-game interview with that high school football dude that’s got the positive attitude. Hahaha.

Sep 30
Yeeaah, the walk back from the library is horrible… Sike. Another beautiful afternoon in Los Angeles. My second home is quite the place.
Sep 27

Yeeaah, the walk back from the library is horrible… Sike. Another beautiful afternoon in Los Angeles. My second home is quite the place.

Sep 21

I’ve been rocking Kobes ever since. I thought getting something loud would be a nice change of pace. I can’t wait to ball in these thaaaangs.

It’s a philosophy grind on this wonderful saturday afternoon in Hannon Library.
Sep 20

It’s a philosophy grind on this wonderful saturday afternoon in Hannon Library.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas.
Sep 16

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas.

My typical, college morning breakfast: Hella sugary cereal, a banana, some water, and some JKF for entertainment. It’s the calm before the storm. (AKA the homework grind)
Sep 13

My typical, college morning breakfast: Hella sugary cereal, a banana, some water, and some JKF for entertainment. It’s the calm before the storm. (AKA the homework grind)

#RealTalk though. Seeing someone’s imagination and creativity come to life is humbling and inspiring. It’s crazy to see someone’s thoughts and ideas process into plans, then develop into actuality. It just goes to show that with any genuine drive, along with determination, focus, persistence, and confidence, one can make dreams happen. And I’m completely convinced that that’s true in any aspect of life. It’s kind of comical that most people, including myself, make all the excuses to justify the acceptance of failure. When in fact the only person that will ever stop you from pursuing anything is yourself, because you and you alone control how your life pans out. Your actions have consequences.
So now, there’s no excuses. My dream is for me to better myself as an individual in every aspect: mentally, spiritually, and physically. I’m not letting myself let loose from the work and dedication that is needed to achieve that. And you could technically say that I will never get there, in a way, you would be right, because I have no clue where this “endpoint” is. However, in my mind, it exists. Somewhere. But at the endpoint, wherever that may be, I can look back and say, “This is how far you’ve come.” And then maybe, just maybe, I can relax.
Sep 12

#RealTalk though. Seeing someone’s imagination and creativity come to life is humbling and inspiring. It’s crazy to see someone’s thoughts and ideas process into plans, then develop into actuality. It just goes to show that with any genuine drive, along with determination, focus, persistence, and confidence, one can make dreams happen. And I’m completely convinced that that’s true in any aspect of life. It’s kind of comical that most people, including myself, make all the excuses to justify the acceptance of failure. When in fact the only person that will ever stop you from pursuing anything is yourself, because you and you alone control how your life pans out. Your actions have consequences.

So now, there’s no excuses. My dream is for me to better myself as an individual in every aspect: mentally, spiritually, and physically. I’m not letting myself let loose from the work and dedication that is needed to achieve that. And you could technically say that I will never get there, in a way, you would be right, because I have no clue where this “endpoint” is. However, in my mind, it exists. Somewhere. But at the endpoint, wherever that may be, I can look back and say, “This is how far you’ve come.” And then maybe, just maybe, I can relax.

I’ve invested about sixty bucks into new OJ IIIs, Super REDZ bearings, and some griptape, in order to fix up this penny. It was pretty low-grade when I first got it. But now it’s starting to look like a pretty solid setup. It rides  well, cruises smoothly, and should last me a good while. Even though it’s a small deck, it has its benefits: I get a nice calf workout riding this around campus and to and from classes. I still have future plans for this ‘beaut’. Probably a new deck, new trucks, and better grip. It’s a work in progress. But I’m a college kid on a budget. Necessities over wants. But hey, one can dream.
Sep 12

I’ve invested about sixty bucks into new OJ IIIs, Super REDZ bearings, and some griptape, in order to fix up this penny. It was pretty low-grade when I first got it. But now it’s starting to look like a pretty solid setup. It rides  well, cruises smoothly, and should last me a good while. Even though it’s a small deck, it has its benefits: I get a nice calf workout riding this around campus and to and from classes. I still have future plans for this ‘beaut’. Probably a new deck, new trucks, and better grip. It’s a work in progress. But I’m a college kid on a budget. Necessities over wants. But hey, one can dream.

I maybe all about that dormlife, but I definitely miss my family, my friends, and Roseville. But L.A. is a wonderful and lively place… And it’s my home away from home now.
Sep 12

I maybe all about that dormlife, but I definitely miss my family, my friends, and Roseville. But L.A. is a wonderful and lively place… And it’s my home away from home now.