The end of an Era, the beginning of a new one

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In life there are always compromises. Either we’re talking about love, passions, or everyday situations.

Getting into Japanese Music, more than five years ago, was one of the best things that ever happened in my life. It pushed me to write and improve my English, to travel like I never did before, to empower my passions and motivations, to meet wonderful friends and people, to live some of the best moments of my life, and to grow up as a man. But, differently from anyone, it also brought me to detest my place and my people after seeing all the beauty that there is in the world. To despise the everyday routine. To be blind towards all I had in front of me when I wasn’t traveling. I was putting the most important things of my life on hold to focus exclusively on something bigger than me, that I couldn’t possibly achieve, cause partly fueled by anger.

That, my dear friends, is a mistake. And the answer to why everyone around me progressed in life while I was trapped in the same situation. The discovery of Japanese music was the beginning of a new chapter of my life. A wonderful and extremely beautiful chapter, that today, as all things, is coming to an end.

As I get closer to my 30s, I feel like I should start building my life, here, with the people around me. To find a new job, new motivations, and, most of all, someone to love, the most important thing in life. All things I’ve been ignoring to focus on passion, when passion should be a pleasant and secondary (in a way) thing.

I loved and will probably always love Japanese music, while Japan, as a whole, will forever represent a huge passion in my life. It’s unforgettable, it’s a treasure that is part of me. But the time has come to start a new chapter, to build everything from scratch and stop escaping from reality. In the last five years, I’ve only been happy when I traveled far from home. From now on, I’d like to be always happy, no matter where I am.

So today, I’m announcing the end of all my writing activities on Japanese Music. Land of Rising Sound will close, while Perfume Disco Blog will remain open as long as Perfume are active, as I’ve always promised.

This wasn’t a difficult decision, cause I’m genuinely excited to start a new chapter, and I can’t wait to see what life has in store for me. Hopefully, lots of love, like the one all of you shown me throughout these five years, in the hope that I will be able to see you soon again. I cry everytime I think about all the times we spent together, and I want to live these moments again in the future, with you, and a happier mind and attitude from me, to make them even more special.

We will see each other again soon, my friends.

Love you all,
Alex