confessions full of jack 19I am addiction prone. And yet, I know nothing is permanent and survival has little to do with addictions. My addictive personality may never change, but the world is full of substitutes. So I'll chew gum for the next month instead of smoking, I'll drink green tea instead of coffee, and I'll work instead of worrying about lovethings.
confessions full of jack 18In my early twenties I was pretty mean to men I was romantically or sexually involved with. I thought common courtesy hid and even excused the way I treated them. I was dismissive of their feelings for lack of compassion. Thankfully my close male friends tamed me of my sexism through their honesty and patience.
confessions full of jack 17This is the first summer in almost a decade that I welcome sans reservations. It is strange this hopeful anticipation for a season I usually hide or sweat through.
confessions full of jack 16I am sick of pretending I am afraid: afraid of loneliness, afraid of failure, afraid of the future. I am not afraid; I shan’t forget that.
confessions full of jack 15I always found it easier to blame myself for things gone sour; changing myself is actually within my power. This tendency is about gaining some sense of control in times of defeat; but shouldn't mean overlooking the true culprits.