Journal Entry: Deshawn Jamel Greene-05/05/2024

Journal Entry

Truth and reflection are important aspects of change. Through these two methods, I can measure my change and know what I need to work on. As I stand today I can say that I am a changed man. And I see that through reflections. As I look back at the man I used to be. I no longer am entertained by the negativity that once was a great deal of my life. The meaningless conversations with no substance. I don’t entertain them no more.

I see how those conversation just added to my criminal behavior. Steering clear of those conversation also made me adjust who I would hang around. As the saying goes birds of a feather flock together. I wanted better for my life so things had to change. Now I can hear the foolishness in the same conversations that I once was a part of and they make me cringe!!.

Am I the perfect person now? I would be lying if I said yes. And that is the truth. And when I look at things through the eye of truth. Then I see and know what I still need to work on. Now that unperfected person I am. Do not mean that I am still criminal minded. No that part of my life is OVER! That imperfection that I speak on is things like. Communicating effectively, expressing myself instead of being passive and procrastinating. There are things in my life that I want to accomplish that I put off until a later date. Sometimes those later date never come. But I do feel good to be able to know my shortcomings and to know how far I came. To me change is constant. And I will forever try to be consistently better than the old me.