Hi! My name is Juan Castillo Jr. (but you can call me Juan, or Yuan, or Jose, or maybe even Wuan?). My Strength Quest attributes (Top 5 anyways) are Responsibility, Intellection, Developer…and I forget the other 2 right now…ill post them later. As an “Intellection” person, I am constantly observing and thinking. Therefore, in order to let some of these thoughts out I resort to varying mediums such as photography,drawing, poetry, and blogging. I am a follower of Christ, therefore my view on things are from a Christian point of view. This however does not mean that my point of view is always Christian “Kosher”. In fact, due to where I
come from in life, I believe that most of my thoughts are very “Unkosher”. Nevertheless its through the exploration of these “unkosher” thoughts that I find some of the most awesome epiphanies of life (if you read my blogs, you will soon see what I mean).
At the end of the day, I’m just a person who; like you, is trying to make sense of living while at the same time experiencing the same. Its an awesome journey (complicated as it is) that is
full of twists and turns; dips and climbs; falls and walks. I invite you to come share it with me (even if its just through a blog page, lol.)
I consider myself a “tree hugger” and I don’t mind saying it. I believe (wow…theres a lot of “I” in this page), that God gave us a responsibility to take care of our natural environment, so Im a huge promoter of sustainable living and natural preservation. In fact, I am currently studying at the University of Florida in order to become an Urban Regional Planner….guess what im going to focus on :D.
I have loved animals ever since I was a child. In fact, if you want to see me really giddy with excitement, take me to a park and leave me there. Ill be happily content watching the birds, squirrels, insects, and so forth.
Another thing to know about me is that I am what they call an “ex-gay” (I hate that term). This has caused me great grief for so many reasons. For one, the obvious, is the persecution from people. from one side, I get persecuted by those who claim to be religious and yet cant accept someone who struggles with this issue, and on the other side from the gay community
who wont accept someone wanting to get out of this issue. Nevertheless, I constantly strive to know and understand this struggle which in some very weird ways has brought me closer to the God I love (Blog posts on this soon to come soon sooooo stay tuned if you want to know more 🙂 ).
By the way, this will be my first blog ever (yei go me..ehem). So I have a lot to learn about blogging….A lot. However, I look forward to learning and to hearing from you, my future readers 😀 <——(supposed to be a really excited smiley).
— Juan Castillo Jr.