The Art Gallery Guardian

About Me

Dear reader, welcome to my site.

Hello! I'm Ricky. Thank you for stopping by my site.

I'm a serial side project maker. In the last 12 years, I've started 13 side projects in many different areas. Few are wildly popular. Many are dead. Several of them are still hanging around today.

I believe side projects are a great way to learn new technologies, build fun things with minimal commitments, and create an audience.

If I still have free time left, I like listening to podcasts, working out, cooking new recipes, and of course, writing.

This is my little corner on the Internet, where I jot down my thoughts on things that I care about.

Even though I study biology, most of the posts will not be technical. Instead, I geek out over psychology, fitness, mental health, travels, relationships, money, books, podcasts, and so much more. If I were to summarize the topics in one sentence, they are things that young professionals (i.e. me) ponder a lot about but don't have a strong handle on.

I'm by no means an expert. I'm just a student of life. I'm sharing my first-hand experience as I go. Learning in public, as they call it. Maybe my writing can help a few people along the way.

I will end this with a quote from my idol Steve Jobs: "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path; and that will make all the difference."

What brought you here?

Thank you for stopping by! I would love to learn what brought you here. I want to hear your stories, your interests, and your questions.