Life has its ups and downs, but overall, life is what you make it. It took me to become incarcerated before I realized that the best things in life are free. I was selfish. I never took
the time to consider anyone else but myself. So came the night when I shot a man who later passed away. I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge him and his family. I am sorry to all those affected from the ripple effect that I caused. I have absolutely no desire to engage in that behavior again. That was the biggest mistake of my life.
Today I take pride in educating myself and others, participating in rehabilitating programs within the prison facility, also take correspondence courses via the mail. My most recent accomplishment was graduating the Culinary Arts Level Two Program. I enjoy working out, meditating, reading, cooking, helping others, and maintaining a strong, healthy relationship with my family and friends. I’m truly blessed!
Prior to coming to prison, I couldn’t get enough of riding: dirt bikes, go carts and snowmobiles. My father used to take me fishing on a regular basis. My immediate goals are, but not limited to: re-establishing a solid relationship with loved ones, get involved with the community, talk to at risk youth, share my story with them hoping my personal experience will motivate them to choose another path. I often wonder if someone had done the same for me, would I have chosen the same path or something different. Questions that can never be answered.
Some of the qualities that I believe I possess are, but in no way limited to: charismatic, stylish, personable, and nonjudgmental. I tell a really good story. You want to hear one? Next time! I enjoy a good laugh. Doesn’t matter what part of the world you are from, I will respond. I’m not interested in a relationship or any financial support, just some friendly conversations. So you can tell your boyfriend or husband not to be alarmed. Shortly, I should be transferred to a minimum facility. I will be working diligently, preparing for my Parole, patiently waiting on my moment to re-enter society and be productive once again. Time has ended into next time!