404 Risk | Tony J. Alicea

The Letter That Changed My Life

My life changed with one letter. Two short paragraphs. The decision to hand over one sheet of paper marked the end of a season and the beginning of a brand new journey. In November of last year I handed in my letter of resignation. I quit my cushy job in corporate America with good pay, great […]

The Day I Flew Across The World By Myself

My eyes shot open at 5am like I was zapped with a taser. I didn’t know what time it was but I knew I was late, I could just feel it. I wasn’t able to fully sleep all night because I was afraid of this exact thing happening. My alarm was supposed to go off 30 […]

Daddy Issues: Protection

I’ve never been in a fight. Well technically that’s not true. I was in two fights that both consisted of wild swinging with not a single blow landed by either side. To this day it’s safe to say that I’m a lover and not much of a fighter. My dad didn’t teach me to fight…or […]

Rejecting Safe Faith

A few years ago I went to the Empire State Building. My sister and I, both the polar opposite of trapeze artists, decided to go out to the observation deck on the 86th floor. Aside from the fact that it was freezing up there, the view was paralyzing. On that 360 degree observation deck, the […]