Hi, my name is Derek. I'm thankful for this blessing of an opportunity to connect with people outside these prison walls.
I am 35 years old and I was born and raised in Southern California. I love the beach. I am a fun, funny, and charismatic individual with a big heart and a small ego. I feel time is precious and so I use it wisely. I am currently a student in a vocational class for computers and enrolled in College. I attend and participate in self-help groups.
Prior to enrolling in College, I involved myself in a personal and professional development program Defy ventures. Within this program, I enjoyed getting to meet like minded, positive people. I also developed skills, such as writing a personal statement, customer ideation, and meaningful apologies. These are just a few of the skills I developed in becoming a productive member of the community.
I'm hoping to meet someone I can enjoy and indulge in meaningful conversations with and who likes a good laugh. Writing for me is a form of therapy that helps get my mind away from this prison. With every letter, there is new hope.
During my free time, I enjoy listening to music, reading, drawing, painting, playing sports, and working out. Feel free to ask me any questions.
I look forward to corresponding with you.
Take care, and God bless.