"Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword."
So tomorrow morning at 6:35AM, I leave on jet plane for Osaka, Japan. Although the idea of working and living in Japan has not hit me entirely, I would like to note a few initial thoughts as my time gets closer:
Karen Aficial is a beautiful woman.
I am one of the many who say, "I wish I could go back in time knowing what I know now." I would've done a few things differently. But in going to Japan, I feel that going on this adventure is giving this opportunity. High school shaped who I was before college, and college is now shaping me for this very moment. I have been truly blessed to have had great relationships with a handful of people and to have learned a piece of who I am. With this awareness, I feel that I can move forward.
There is a song by one of my favorite emcees, Son of Ran, called "Street Science". In this song, there is a line that goes like this: "By the age of 28, particularly by 29, I gotta take a month out of life to redefine what is right." I used to say this line to myself repeatedly when I first heard this song at the age of 25. It is crazy to me that I had the opportunity to do exactly what the line says in the past month. I quit my jobs on December 29 and haven't worked since. I haven't had this much peace of mind in a long time. Because of this line in this song, I believe in "The Secret".
"I'm different, I can't base what I'M going to be off of what everybody isn't" - Jay-Z, So Ambitious
That's it for now and I leave you with this, for fun.
And the beat goes on...