Name: Remus Repta
Title: MD, Plastic Surgeon
Married/Single: Not married, in a relationship.
City you live in: Arcadia.
Describe a typical day in your life: Weekdays are filled with work: writing, inventing, operating, and taking care of my patients. Weekends are for recharging: motorcycles, cars, planes, and outdoor activity is usually involved when possible. Always spending time with loved ones.
I was born… Bucharest, Romania. Lovely countryside. The capitol is a bit rough around the edges.
My favorite thing about Arizona…I love the sunsets. Don’t think I’ve seen any sunsets quite so dramatic elsewhere.
I’m listening to…Odesza, Pretty Lights, and Black Mill with a little bit of old school rap….Bone Thugs n Harmony, Ice Cube, Tupac.
My family…Has worked tirelessly for a better life. The American dream is still out there; perhaps different than before but still out there nonetheless.
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…Jesus or Buddha. Wouldn’t that be amazing.
One thing I cannot live without…Goals. I always feel the most alive seeing the vision of the next goal in life (personal or professional) take shape.
When I was younger, I wanted to be…Not poor. J Seriously, it’s a big motivator to not fail. Fortunately, as I grew up though I also realized the importance of having a passion.
I’m inspired by…My girlfriend. There’s more than money to make you feel wealthy and perhaps no better way than through strong relationships with loved ones.
The one person who motivates me is…Me. The voice in my head is always going. Usually saying stuff like…”Uhhh, so you’ve accomplished that, good for you, but what’s next? Wasn’t there something else you wanted to achieve?”
If I could change anything in the world, it would be…More compassion. I think we would be served well with a little more of it.
The perfect day would be…Realizing that every day is a day to cherish, to be good to others, to chase dreams, to be grateful for all that is good in our lives.
My first job was…Stocking a commercial freezer and pumping gas at a gas station. The temperature difference in the summers was refreshing.
My favorite escape…The ocean. I love swimming in the ocean. Something about that makes me feel so at peace.
My life…Is a journey. Would not change a single thing about it through hard times or easy times. Looking forward to seeing where it will take me next.
I’m currently working on…Being a better person. Life can be short and I want to know that I gave it my all at being a better boyfriend, better son, better brother, better Plastic Surgeon.
Always…Follow your gut. Even if you’re wrong you will have no one else to blame.
Never…Take a long board to North Shore when you don’t know how to surf. Lesson learned the hard way.
Favorite Quote…”Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one own courage”
Biggest Dream…To look back on life and know that I made the most of it.
My Pet Peeve(s)…Is also an area where I can improve. I need to be more patient and allow everyone to move at their own pace.