We all have them. All of us. You, too. Sure, some are more socially acceptable than others. But don’t judge someone for succumbing to their vice(s) without first examining how susceptible you are to yours. Our weaknesses don’t mean we can’t still be good people. With good hearts. Who have people who love and depend upon us. Our vices don’t negate our talent. Or the impact our lives have had on the world. In fact many times, they’re what fueled it. You may not think your vices have the potential to take you down. But they do. All of them. Yours, too.

Remember that when you think about how you want to be remembered.

“Let’s stop the bullshittin’/Til we all without sin let’s quit the pulpittin'” — Jay-Z

Contradiction: A Writing Exercise — Thanks Gene ;)

I have held grudges for so long I’ve forgotten why I was angry in the first place.

I have forgiven people who didn’t deserve it.

I learned how to be a loyal friend by failing one of my best friends in the world.

I am proud.

I am modest.

I am a bitch.

I am honest.

I am a work-in-progress.

I often don’t finish things I start.

I am amazed by how The Lord continues to bless me in spite of myself.

I believe in playing by the rules.

I admire people who have the guts to break them.

I don’t want to end up alone.

I am not sure if I’m cut out for marriage.

I believe I’ve found my purpose in life and sometimes it scares the shit out of me.

I am a procrastinator.

I am always on time.

I am self-aware

I am way too hard on myself.

I am imperfect. And I’m perfectly fine with it.