I get so angry sometimes and I don’t know why (smh), part of my anger is not having full control of my day to day activities. My life is on the schedule the prison sets forth. Part of my reason for selling marijuana was to gain money and independence…I’d become used to doing ME…I lost control of my life because of the pressures of working for others weighed on me heavy. I used to work at KFC when I was younger. The entire time I was working, I had it in my head that I needed to be running my own place; that’s just a part of who I am. No matter what situation I’m placed in I’m going to stand out because I’m going to find a way to lead.
I’m thankful for the adversities which have crossed my path, for they have taught me tolerance, sympathy, self-control, perseverance, and some other virtues I might never have known. Life has been a challenge. Sometimes the challenge can get the best of you. You ever been just tired of everything? I get that way about once a month. I get to the point where I don’t want to hear anyone’s problems, and I ignore all of my own. Some people turn to drugs or alcohol when the challenges get tough. I don’t do any drugs, but I can relate to the numb feeling of alcohol. The problem with the two is the fact that your challenges will still be there when the effects wear off.
From life’s lessons I’ve learned that adversities serve a purpose. I’m sure you’ve heard that pressure burst pipes. Pressure also makes diamonds. You have the ability to decide how adversities will effect your life. You could either burst a pipe and loose control, or you could use adversity to come out shinning like a diamond. The challenge is all on you. I choose to shine when it’s all said and done! Everyday I have to be honest with myself about what’s wrong with ME. Sometimes it’s hard to face your truth. I know I want to be something after prison so I’m Always Working On Me…
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