Friday, July 5th, 2013

Time Flies

“Let me relive my younger days just once again, reenact my memories
from every friend to every sin, keeping demons buried in…
my closet, but yet I put in work like a deposit
on my bank account, My eyes lit while I think about my childhood
now I’m blanking out, those were truly my best days…”

– J. Cole on “Farewell

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about time lately. I’ve also had a few convos with some friends over the last month on the topic too. For some reason, time seems to move much faster now than when we were younger. Moments that you looked forward to are just blurs in the past now. Milestones have become memories, and it’s hard to comprehend why. I don’t know what it is (and there are a ton of theories out there), but time flies much faster when you get older. Compound that with not “taking the time to smell the roses”, and well…it’s even harder to figure out where the time went.

What is up my peoples? Welcome one and all to the July 2013 Opinions Column. July is my birthday month! With every birthday month Opinions Column, I get extra deep/philosophical/borderline krazy. This year is no different, especially since there’s a ton on my mind that I wanna talk about…especially dealing with time. If you’re new to the site, this is the place where I talk about everythinggggg going on within the chasms of my brizzain. And if you’re returning, muchas gracias! I love you! LoL and with that outta the way, let’s talk about something that I’ve been thinking about (and talking about) throughout the past month…time.

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Saturday, December 29th, 2012 My 2012 Year in Review

2012 was quite the year, wasn’t it? From a crazy political season and Olympic fever to “YOLO” and “Gangnam Style” mania, we had a share of highlights. We saw binders full of women, KONY, and the release of the iPhone 5. We also witnessed several dramatic events including Hurricane Sandy, the loss of Whitney Houston, and several mass shootings in the U.S. too. What a year it’s been.

Instead of revisiting everything in the news, I wanna take some time out and look back at the year I had (and what a year it’s been). It was a year full of highs and lows, good times and bad times, and some surprises too. Both personally and professionally, I had my share of events. So here it is everyone, my 2012 Year-In-Review.

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Monday, October 1st, 2012

“But I been talking to God for so long
And if you look at my life I guess he’s talking back”

– Kanye West on “Clique

They say patience is a virtue. They also say that good things come to those who wait. Despite all that, I’m impatient as hell. Perhaps it’s something I need to work on? Or maybe I’m just eager to make these moves. I dunno, but I’ve been thinkin’ about it a lot lately…

What’s up my peoples? How you livin’? Welcome to the Opinions Column, the sole spot on planet earth where you can find out wsup with me. I like to talk lots of trash on here, so get ready haha. If you’re new to the site, welcome and thanks for visiting (hope I’ll continue to see you). And if you’ve returned, welcome back! And with the formalities behind us, let’s talk about Septemberrr.

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Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

“I want to thank you for the blessings and the gifts
And the lessons and the messages they left, I get the drift”

– Joell Ortiz on “Follow My Lead

There are some moments in your life that you take with you for a long time. Whether big or small, there are just some key times that resonate with you. This past July, I experienced a bunch of them. July’s usually an up-and-down month for me, but this past July was awesome. And because it was, I can’t help but feel truly blessed.

Whatup mi gente? Que pasa in your casa? It’s the ‘Jaxxx man, back at it with the brand new August 2012 Opinions Column. For those that’re new to the site, this is the place on the planet where you can probe deep within my brain to find out all that’s going on. For those that’re returning to the site, you already know the deal…welcome back! And with our intro outta’ the way, let me tell you why July was such a great month for me.

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Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

‘Cause sometimes you just feel tired,
Feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up.
But you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength
And just pull that shit out of you and get that motivation to not give up
And not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face and collapse.

– Eminem on “Till I Collapse

Sometimes, you gotta strong arm the game. I mean, you gotta REALLY muscle your way through every hurdle and every obstacle and everything going against you. There comes a point where you can’t sit back; instead, you have to step up, take charge, and fight your way through the BS. We all encounter it, and let’s face it…lots of people give in to the pressure. Well, I wanted to give in myself this past month; instead, I did the opposite. I got my ass back up and fought through it. This month wasn’t bad by any means, but it did require me to push harder. But yes, I’ll get to that in a minute.

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