Saturday, February 10, 2001

There is no consolation in hypocrisy or philosophy, so invariably you are best to stay true to yourself. When contention rares its ugly head, it is best to handle it as you would anything else. Stay true to your personality, and don't ever think that you should practice what you preach, because preaching entails a great deal of responsibility. Also, never make promises that you cannot keep. I always pride myself with saying that, but, ultimately it is better to not make promises, but to create big outcomes. I have reevaluated how I handle the stresses of work and other things in my life, and I think that it is best to stay true to my instincts and I think I will remain on the straight path. I have come to this resolution after talking with my father about a great many decisions that I have to make in regard to the rest of my life. Now that I am precariously balanced on the fine line between twenty-something and thirty-something I realize that time is no longer my ally. There are a great many things that I feel I need to concentrate on in order to make my life the best it can be. These high ideals and lofty attempts are not merely for me, but for my life with Renee, Devon, Robbie, and any future children that we may have. I am putting much more faith in the Lord, and I am going to desperately try not to be so down on myself when things do not work out to my expectations. That is all for now.

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