Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My bags are packed and I'm ready to go...

"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...


  1. In the words of the mighty Son of Ran "See that top of the hilly ima straight gun at"... You're already at the top. I'll meet ya up there holmes. Do it big. peace.

  2. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. -Dr. Martin Luther King
    Huge step Alex... everybody's dream is to live life abundantly and to see the world.... U actually doing it... Stand strong fam, Peace Gods grace be with you..