In my mind, the question ‘Why?’ is perhaps the most powerful question a person can ask. Three letters can be uttered in a single breath, and they throw everything into question. Entire conversations of complex and delicate explanation collapse under the weight of ‘Why?’; under the demands that they justify themselves solely on their own merit. ‘Why?’ is perhaps the simplest question so often left unanswered – not that it cannot be answered, but it is
But first let’s ask ‘why this article?’ Thankfully, the answer is simple; it’s been a full year since I started Senpai Coast to Coast. And to me, it feels like quite an achievement. I mean, sure, I have run other podcasts before this one, even had a writing gig in high school; the territory is nothing new, but the feeling of success doesn’t stem from that. I started this blog while going through a transition in life. In all honestly, Senpai was an attempt to get back to roots, to latch on to something I knew. Just before I started podcasting again, I was on the other side of all that negativity. So to see it still standing, it doesn’t just say ‘nice podcast, boy’ – in many ways it signifies that the changes I made were the right ones.
That’s the ‘why’ behind this article – as a thank you and quiet reflection.