“Anything in life is possible, just believe you can achieve, for circumstances should not dictate the outcome of your life.”
A wise man once made that statement to me, and I didn’t realize the depth of it until I became incarcerated. Truth is the best things in life are free. Something as simple as going for a walk, counting the stars, I took for granted. I was selfish. I never considered anyone but myself. With that mindset I shot a man as a result of my impulsive behavior. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge him and his family. I also want to apologize to anyone that was affected, directly or indirectly. I know the ripple effect goes dipper than I can explain. This is the biggest mistake anyone can make, and there’s no price that can ever be paid for taking someone’s life. One thing I can and will do is try to make a difference in someone else’s life.
Today I take pride in educating myself and others; I participate in several programs within the facility, and also take correspondence courses via mail. Some of my recent accomplishments include: graduated Culinary Arts Level 2, I received my diploma for Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist, preparing to became a counselor. Restorative Justice Program, this was the most important and powerful program, dealing with victim survivors, learning more in depth about the impact of my crime had on my victim’s family and my community. Seeing the courage these survivors have is amazing. The program gave me a view seen from the victim survivor’s eyes, and it is painful, and I’m thankful. Prior to coming to prison I lived a fast paced lifestyle, never had a chance to have a childhood. One of my immediate goals is to re-establish solid relationships with family, get involved with my community, talk to at-risk youth sharing my experiences to hopefully convincing them that there’s more to life than what they think at the moment. As a 17 years old boy I was lost and I looked up to the wrong people. I ask myself is someone gave me hug, told me it will be okay, would I have chosen the same path? Guess I will never know!
Today I’m no longer 17, I’m a man with morals, values, and a vision. The person you see on your screen is stylish, funny, personable, non-judgmental, and full of charisma. There’s more! But you got to click that button below to get the rest. Also, I tell a great story! Would you like to hear one? Next time! I will respond to anyone who is sincere in their intentions. I’m not looking for financial support, or a relationship, so tell all husbands, boyfriends, partners, etc. “don’t be alarmed, he’s harmless, 🙂 just looking for communication.”
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