Being proud of yourself when you have come out of prison is a hard thing to do.
There will be people who don’t believe you have been rehabilitated or believe you should still be in jail.
When we are released from what I can only call hell is a scary thing. You walk out of a compound which has become a home for you. There isn’t anyone telling you what to do or what not to do.
You become worried about what others will think of you or what they might do to you.
When I was released I was welcomed into a loving family. My sister and mother took me in like nothing had happened. They have supported me in every way they can and I thank them for that.
In my lifetime my family has wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars on me.
Being in prison has humbled me and taught me a few things about myself. Instead of achieving the next goal, I need to start living in the moment. Accept the world around me and live within my means.
I need to love myself a little more rather than caring about what others think because at the end of the day it doesn’t matter what others think.
I am my own man.
Peace and Love.