It’s one of those days today. I was late for work! And I almost went back to my old ways! First thing that happened was I started thinking of all the reasons I was late….there’s always an excuse ya know! I got new pants – they were too long – I had to cut them. Then I had to go by the recycle bins…then I had to reheat my coffee cause the water wasn’t hot enough. And I had to go by Jennifer’s room to tell her Happy Birthday. So finally when I started walking to work and I didn’t see anyone else walking, I knew I was late! (That’s how you know you’re in the wrong place in prison, when you don’t see anyone else around). I looked at my watch and it was 6:58am… I had 2 minutes to get to where it takes 5 minutes to go. So I walked faster and laughed at my self for automatically coming up with excuses. I don’t even need them! It’s not like I clock in! My old boss Phil sure will get a kick out of this. He knows all about my ridiculous excuses.
It’s funny how the smallest of habits come back at random times. But the good thing is that I realized it right away- laughed about it-then decided to write about it instead of act on it. I hope life is that simple when I get out of prison. I pray that I will acknowledge any old habit-laugh at it-then write about my road to recovery! It’s going be great because all you readers will be holding me accountable! I look forward to it!