I have used my time in prison to gain a college education, play an instrument and learn a new language. I want to be seen as someone who did well with his life. I am going to keep improving my mind until the day I die. I wasn’t always this way. My life before prison was very exciting. I travelled; I had a VIP treatment in every way the party lifestyle offers. The exclusivity fed my ego to toxic levels. Living the fast life caused violations of every sacred bond I was blessed with.
Rather than seeking help from professionals for my broken heart, I convinced myself a victim and attempted to gain back my peace of mind at the cost of others. My heavy alcohol use made things worse. Vengeance consumed me. I blamed others for my poisons in life and committed acts of violence. I was held accountable for my crimes. Prison has been bitter sweet for the mirror that is put in front of me.
People like me change when the pain of changing is less than the pain of staying the same. Losing loved ones and friendships while in prison has caused me to reflect on this truth. I now lead a life of redemption, spirituality, and sobriety (5 years sober). I want to connect with people that can relate and/or keep my hope and mind fresh. Contact me using the JPay App please, that is the most convenient way of corresponding with me.
“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”