little over nine years ago I found myself in a very bad emotional place and that led me to make some bad decisions that landed me in jail. After 6 years in county and state prison I had to start my life over. I lost my mom to cancer while in prison, I had people who were friends turn their back on me, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. Before I was released from jail I knew that I had to focus on positive things and make smart choices while I was getting back into society. I've now been out of jail for three years and my life couldn't be better. I found a few great friends who are very supportive and don't judge me for my past and I have the greatest girlfriend who loves me for who I am now and not for my past decisions. I take care of myself mentally and emotionally with counseling and being move positive in my daily life. I lean on my faith when things get difficult and I share my feelings with my friends and loved ones. I got a second chance at life and I'm not going to waste it on negative things. I now help others who get out of jail so they can get a second chance at life too.