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I Am Not the Person I Used to Be
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Outlaw Survivor

To think of the lifestyle i have lived before, then to see me now. I have been locked up, judged, hated by the law and made an example of. It wasnt like i planned to be who I was. It pretty much just happened that way. Survival... had to make sure my kids n family was takin care of, I did what I had to do. The system screwed me over more then once, plus other tactics tried on me and my kids. They labeled me a danger, yet I do not have a violent record at all. One time I was in a bad wreck, when the cop arrived he was more concerned about IF someone else was with me. Not of my injuries, as the car is on fire then blew up. In court this cop was criticized for his actions, that was not done by their protocol. If was anyone else his actions would of been different. To see my life story to really see it, would see so much more then who I was. Anyways...
Now I am still me, same beliefs, same morals and values. Just not the same lifestyle. I now am a college graduate in Technical Design. I received my Paralegal certificate. I am a Mental Health first aider. I successfully completed the Wellbriety native based 12 step program. In the works I will have my own meetings for all issues one might have. I am excited about this. This past winter I worked at a Warming Shelter. I absolutely loved it, hated to see it end. But then a shelter that 24/7 started, I got a job there that i am currently involved in. I love it. To be there for people is the same as always, helping others in one way or another is what have always done.
So with this different lifestyle, for the better, it hasnt really changed others judgment of me. Not that I care what anyone thinks. At the end of the day I am still me, an Outlaw Survivor, in this made me who I am today.
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