With Pride month approaching I have been stressed a lot more than usual. The pressure is real, I am in a place where we are making history. Let’s face it, Pride is a big deal and the expectations are high. However, I’ve been here before and I know just what to do. One step at a time, one foot in front of the other, stick to routine, remind myself of my goals.
I graduate in June with my associates degree. Then its a fight for funding to take correspondence courses in preparation for releasing in 2021 and having enough college under my belt to attend the University of Washington. Not to mention I have to fund my release. Yeah, releasing from prison costs money!
But I couldn’t be more excited. I am up for release in November of 2021 and life looks amazing from where I sit. Everything is brand new! Shopping, I get to explore Seattle, go to a library where I can read…a lot, experience DVR’s and talking remotes, get spied on by some talking robot called Alexa, use an iPhone for the first time…cooking, using a fork, holding a butter knife and not worrying.
Sounds pretty amazing if you ask me. I’m even excited to ride city transit. Yeah, I know.
Most exciting of all though? Being free and truly comfortable in my own skin. Spending the rest of my life being happy with me and who I have become.
What does your future look like? Are you excited about it?