Chapter 17: Japan

What’s Chapter 17? It’s my next chapter all abt self discovery… yah it’s cheesey =P

It’s my process for figuring out what I want for my life. And I decided to begin this new chapter on a journey to the Land of the Rising Sun. I’ve wanted to explore Japan since 2010, and now I finally have no excuse; no one holding me at home, and I have the finances… somewhat =P

Why this quarter life crisis? Because I think I’m too apathetic, aaaannnd well it’s pretty crap way to go through life xD I’ve never really have a strong pull toward much, except Japan.. so.. それいけ!

Your 20′s.

Don’t worry about where or who you’re going to be in five years. Like high school, you’re going to look back and wish you had done so many things differently. Know that and do them differently now. Focus on what’s in front on you. Work on the relationship you have with yourself first. Slow down. Enjoy today. It’s okay to not know. Eat alone in restaurants. Stop trying to prove something. Seek growth instead of validation. Shatter your veneer. Be heard. Draw boundaries. Pull from your Solid Self as much as you can. Sweat. Process (get therapy). Travel. Don’t compartmentalize people. Love fearlessly, even though you’ve been crushed before. Practice gratitude. Eat clean. Toss your scale. Pull yourself out of the victim position. Exercise your forgiveness muscle (you will need this). Don’t be concerned with what others think of you. Step out of line and jump into life, yours. Accept your story. Don’t chase paper. Seek truth. Be patient.

– John Kim, The Angry Therapist


3 thoughts on “Chapter 17: Japan

  1. Hey, nice post! I’m currently in Japan and traveling from Tokyo to Osaka. In fact, I’m writing you from K’s House at Mt Fuji right now! How was your trip? I especially like your John Kim post, what book from him do you recommend?

    1. Hi Joe! Thanks!

      Did you climb Fuji? I am in love with Fujisan ( ^___^ ) I’m currently in Tokyo, my last day before heading home.

      I really liked Transparency by John. He just rewrote it, to expand on it and fix up some typos, so definitely check that out =)

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