Name: Randy Gonzalez
Social Media Handle/Username: @canievenart
Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: Introduce myself? Wow! I hope I give off the impression that I’m speaking candidly. My name is Randy Gonzalez! Although, you might have already read that. It is a pleasure to meet you and I thank you for reading my contribution.
What Inspires You Every day? : I will paraphrase since it’s a few since I read the novel: I believe Jubal Harshaw from Stranger in a Strangeland by Heinlein conveys a sense of drinking deeply from the cup of life; something I found akin to increasing the fidelity with which I experience life. My search for unconditional love, joy, and happiness promotes my benevolence. That being said, I hope you enjoy a lovely day and make someone else’s day, as well.
What is some words of wisdom you live by?: Oh, boy! If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Also, trust your intuition. Your feelings are your best friends. I try remembering being nice to myself by repeating to myself that progress isn’t linear and success takes unique forms for every individual person. I believe finding passions are a great way to promote my sense of compassion. I guess I do things that I enjoy and also realize that the things I do are probably things I enjoy. It’s rather interesting to me how I arrive at a place of peace regardless whether I begin with the chicken or the egg.
What is your ultimate goal in life? : To leave this place better than when I entered. I think promoting my sense of self-love is a great origin to build a community of friends.
How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : Lot’s of introspection. Possibly a bit too much. I’ve developed reclusive habits like barely going out and I’m making a conscientious effort to reverse the pandemic nurtured behaviors. Diligence!
What is a message you would like to give others? : I love you.
What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: Please respect my boundaries. Please respect your boundaries. You are also more than welcome to say hello. It is a pleasure connecting.