I’ve been locked up now in the BOP for 30ish days. After almost completing the first of many books prison professors have to offer I’m looking at brainstorming my first long-term goal and defining success behind it.
- I like to further my education in my previous field of work in construction. I’ve completed an apprenticeship program through the carpenters union logging 7000 on-site hours and 4 years of classroom schooling. These create college course credits and I’d like to see how they transfer over. 2 more years of construction management should give me a degree in that field.
- I like to be a drug and alcohol counselor with almost 30 years of in-the-field experience. I feel I’d be a great counselor. this is how I will approach each of my long-term goals. I ask myself does this reflect and lines up with my release plan. Are these reasonable and attainable while locked up.
Reading About Mike’s life gives me hope and a great sense of purpose. I feel discouraged and deflated not receiving the kind of support Mike received while building relationships but I know I’m still early in this process.
I want to conquer the vises that keep me coming back to prison. My life moto will be “My best is yet to come” With this I will continue to grow and evolve into being the change I want to see