I attended an event about a month ago that celebrated Mathematics. It was a new experience for me and thus far it has been life altering. Never would have thought I would say that…

However, realizing that people were excited about their future’s is highly inspiring to me. In fact, seeing anyone really excited about their future makes me pay attention to what they’re so excited about.

As a result I have decided to start studying mathematics. The last math class I took was in 1998 and it was Junior High, PreAlgebra. Since then I can use a calculator to tell you how much money I owe.

Though, I have a really good mentor that I met at the event and I have now begun PreCalculus studies and I am a little nervous, but excited.

I am so excited that I am learning and cannot wait to do more. I have begun searching for scholarships and grants that I can take advantage of while I am incarcerated. I have to take correspondence courses in order to get my Bachelors, which I will probably try to pursue Sociology.

Just as a little side note, I am 35, have bad felony convictions. I say that because I have not given up. I am not going to take no for an answer. An education is what I want and I am the only one who can stop me. So Bachelors Degree here I come, Master’s…watch out!

Any Advice

with Love
Jeff Utnage