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Thursday December 13, 2018
"An excuse is nothing more than a thin skin stretched over a bald
faced lie." - Terri G.

My father once said to me, "I do not want to hear it. You always
have your excuses ready." That was very true. My paranoid
personality made me cover all the bases. I learned to say it was
not me at an early age. I was full of well earned guilt. I needed
excuses to go on living. In one our readings, it states that many
of us had a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality. I resembled that
remark. I had done my best to always cover up my mistakes. I did
not want to get caught or be wrong, so I would spend hours
planning what I'd if I were to get caught. At the end of my
using, I was working at a university campus. I received an award
for being employee of the year. At that time I was strung on
drugs. I was stealing from the university during that whole year.
I somehow was able to cover up for a long time. My excuses worked
for a while. I had learned how to use excuses to hide my
addiction. Once I got in recovery, I was told no more excuses.
There is no excuse to use drugs. It was actually a relief. I was
tired of all the work that was required to keep up the alibis.
Hearing "no more excuses" was a good start for my recovery.

"Every vice has its excuse ready."- Publius Syrus


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