Often-times, Blessings come in disguise. Like the most valuable diamonds are found deep in the rough, some digging is required. Typically we only see what’s on the surface, judging what our eyes can see. I was 18 years old when my father was murdered. All I could see was what was in front of me, my environment. The life of the streets was my only filter. I reacted in retaliation, the order of my love being stronger than my immature rational, another man’s life was taken. Although I did not pull the trigger, it was my mind that set the stage for the loss of another life. An unfortunate cycle too often repeated in our communities. Some digging was required.
Today, I take full responsibility for myself, my actions, and what my mind produces. I chose to break the cycle by becoming a part of the solution. I found within myself a diamond hidden in
the rough. I know my role as a man in today’s world. I permitted myself to see my incarceration as a Blessing in disguise. I chose to use the time to develop myself mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically, that I may be a Blessing to others whose path I may cross. Recently, I was home on parole, however, came across a bad apple. Often bad apples look shiny on one side, but on the other side you see where it begins to rot. Well not taking my time to look at the whole apple, like Adam, I ate, and the result was slipping and falling from my blessed place of
grace. I came back. God is good though, the Blessing, again, was in the lesson. I needed to do some digging. One of the big lessons- curses come in disguise too. Not everyone shares the same positive intentions, especially when it comes to diamonds (smile). A little patience goes a long way.
As a student, I recently graduated in a Small Business Management Course from Mount Wachusett Community College with a 3.63 GPA. I enjoy reading, writing, martial arts, working out, and a passion for fashion. I like to think I am well-rounded, and like a diamond have various dimensions to myself that reflect various hues of light. I plan to write a book and share my story with the world, by the grace of God. I seek to build a positive network that reflects where I desire to go, the quality of life I want to live, and the positive, progressive minds to surround me. I see parole in October 2019, and upon my release, I look forward to starting my business as a social entrepreneur to help address the immense problem of Mass Incarceration. I have much more to share, but if you seek to know more, then hit me up. You can check my
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