Firstly, I want to thank you for taking the time to invest a portion of your day to me. Obviously I am incarcerated. However, it’s important to me that you know I am in prison, prison is not in me. Over the years my youth, immaturity and propensity to make poor decisions has lessened. But in the midst of doing time, unexpectedly loneliness, emptiness and depression evolved out of despair. I have grown tremendously but I still need and desire to be better and to learn more. I feel abandoned by society, family and friends and yet I’m hopeful that there’s someone out there willing to give me a chance, not much in life has given me a fair chance. I grew up poor surrounded by death and crime. My decision making was a byproduct of my environment but I make no excuses.
I want to find the essence of excellence inside me and one day be an asset to the world not a forgotten name that died a statistic. I’m not looking for any pity or sympathy, just a genuine, no strings attached friendship. I know I don’t have much to offer, but what I do offer is loyalty, genuineness, laughter and a caring heart. There are no strangers, only people who have yet to meet. Let’s become friends.