Newsletter 19

TL;DR Reflect on common financial phrases like “It takes money to make money.” While in prison, I realized that employers might not hire me due to my past, so I focused on achieving financial independence through building appreciating assets. Compounding interest is key to growing wealth—small investments can grow significantly over time. To prepare for […]

Choon Yong-07/11/2024-AC in Dormitory not working

7/11/1014 Thursday daily diary from Atwater Camp.Woke up at 5:30 AM. Made up my bed, cleaned up, changed to BOP uniform and made a cup of coffee. Stretched, drank my coffee and watched the local news and weather report, high temperature for today is 108 degrees F. Started walking at 6:05 AM. Breakfast was served […]

Douglas Jason Way-07/11/2024-DIY 7 HABITS: PARADIGMS & PRINCIPLES

We are off and running in our 7 Habits discussion group. In the first meeting, the eight participants shared our takeaways from the first part of the book, Paradigms and Principles, in which Dr. Covey conveyed his Inside-Out approach to personal development, as well as an overview of the 7 Habits. The key concepts are […]

Peter J Haslinger-07/11/2024-Fear of Disappointing God

Yesterday at Bible study we watched a video made by Max Lucado called ” Fearless” its broken down into six episodes. We are on the third episode and the topic was “fear of disappointing God” after we watch a 10 minute episode we have a group discussion about the episode. Listening to the others talk […]

Shane Andrew Smith-07/10/2024

Today’s Response:Every day I complete full page in my journal that lists what my daily faith-based reading taught me, what productive activites I did that day (prison job, programming, classes, reading, exercise workouts, etc.) and a prayer to close it all out. I also document, each day, every activity as it relates to the FSA […]

Tara Lynn Lee-07/10/2024

My mantra every day when I wake is “be a better human today than I was yesterday”. I strive for that everyday, regardless of the mood I wake up in. This morning I woke with the same mantra and began getting ready for my weekly trip to commissary. For those of you who aren’t “prison […]

Brandy Gregory-07/10/2024

I have just begun journaling in hopes that it will be a tool for me later on. I am going to be starting the process of writing a book and by journaling I can keep things fresh and exact. I am hoping the journaling will open ways up for me to eventually network and meet […]

Vincent Artur Taffe-07/10/2024

Vince’s Daily Journal – Day 8——————————— I’ll break from my usual mold today, and respond directly to a challenge from Mr. Santos’ newsletter. At the beginning of the newsletter he states that his journaling on the inside influenced his liberty and income on the outside, and he suggests that – as a critical thinking challenge […]

Celeste Monette Blair-07/10/2024-IN THE ABSENCE OF PAINT

THE CONCEPT There is power in creativity. When we can take the hardest parts of our lives and turn them into are so that we may then turn around and give our pain away to someone who sees beauty in our rough journey, our transformation- we gain healing and power. At this part of the […]

Choon Yong-07/10/2024-Commissary Day

7/10/2024 Wednesday daily dairy from Atwater Camp.Woke up at 5:30 AM. Made up my bed, cleaned up, changed to BOP uniform and made a cup of coffee. Stretched, drank my coffee and watched the local news and weather report, high temperature for today is 108 degrees F. Started walking at 6:05 AM. Breakfast was served […]