Hey. My name is Ryan. Many of my friends refer to me as RJ. I started this blog as a long overdue project which will allow me to write. I need to write. I need a place that forces me to write well. If others will read it that’s a pretty good motivator. It’s how I best express myself. I am currently teaching in Copeland, Kansas.
Let me tell you a bit about me. I am twenty-two years old and I live in Kansas. I have five siblings: Tony, Jared, Kendra, Darren, and Travis. I am the second oldest. I love listening to good music, reading good books, and drinking a good, strong cup of coffee. Being with friends while I enjoy any of those things is a big plus.
I am a sanguine melancholy, in that order–which is strange because I love being with people, but wish I was reclusive enough to read and write more. (odd) I have been known to stick around at events because I am afraid something crazy or fun will happen and I won’t be in on it.
I mainly play two sports: basketball and volleyball–and love them both. My older brother Tony raised me as a Jayhawks fan from an early age so I’ve known nothing else. Why would I want to?
A year ago I started playing guitar (I now have two of them) and have fallen in love with it. It is therapy after work. My Dad always liked music so I also loved singing from an early age. I love singing in choirs, in my car, or anywhere else.
Political? I don’t mess with it much. I think it’s very fascinating but very dirty. I have my opinions, but I am a very firm believer in the fact that “I don’t belong here,” and that “I pledge allegiance to a country without borders, without politicians. ” as Jon Foreman of the band Switchfoot, wrote in the songs The Beautiful Letdown and Politicians, respectively.
What else? I love Jesus. I’ve let Him down a lot of times but He hasn’t done that to me yet. As others have said, I don’t understand Him but that doesn’t keep me from trying. He saved me from my sins and for that, I will serve him as best I can.