The Road to Success

By Eduardo, NHY Alumni

It’s been a tough road for me - an uphill battle - some might call it. My parents divorcing and losing my brother are some of the obstacles I’ve had to face at an early age. I mean, can you imagine yourself as a young child living on the streets…you and your mother homeless? Well for me that’s what I was up against. 

The first time my friend stole marijuana from his mother and introduced it to me, I wasn’t really caring what the effects would be. Honestly, I didn’t like it. As time went on, I would try other drugs until I eventually found my drug of choice. I’m extremely misunderstood. To a degree, most people wouldn’t understand me, unless they walked in my shoes.

I’ve set goals for when I’m released:

1. Stay sober and attend N.A. and A.A. meetings.

2. Get a job.

3. Try to do some spoken word stuff. Possibly travel to San Francisco. Spoken word is popular there.

4. I might get back into MMA as well. I really enjoy it. I can keep myself busy and stay focused.