I'm Already Justified
I have greatly matured since the inception of this blog. I've come into a better place than what I was even on last year. The reason why I'm happy and in a better is that I refuse to justify myself or my actions to other people.
This came to me after a conversation with an associate. Many people know of me being in the ballroom scene and active in ministry. Many people know me from being a blogger and very out spoken.
Well a couple nights ago a friend and I were talking about the latest happenings in my life. I mentioned my latest victory at my first major ball. The person attempted to shut me down by reminding me of religious obligations. That's when I attempted to justify myself to that associate, however in the midst of the conversation, the phone call dropped. It was only silence.
I played back the conversation in my mind and I asked myself "why am I explaining myself to him." It was that point that I realized that I have no need to justify or explain myself to people. Why do I have to give an explanation of why I choose to wear certain clothes, sing certain songs, eat certain foods, or express myself in a certain way? I don't.
I feel this way; if you don't like something about me and feel the need to down me, then I don't need you in my life. If you can't celebrate me and not just tolerate me, I will question why the hell you are in my life.
If it sounds shady, I meant for it to be.