Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – January 26, 2013

by Steven Dybvad

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Being in prison has been a total life-changing experience for me. Prison is given me an opportunity to view many aspects of my life in a completely different light. I have a great deal of respect for so many things I took for granted in my very clouded, drug addicted life on the streets. Life is such a funny word with several different meanings. I wasn’t really living life on the street; I was dying inside and out. Body and soul. Drugs clouded everything in my life. Getting locked up, woke me up, made me realize, I had to either stop using substances or die. I chose life! After 24 months of sobriety, so many thoughts and emotions that lay dormant for so many years of suppressing, that I forgot how to even cope with and balance out these foreign feelings. Although many of these thoughts and emotions are overwhelming to me, they’re still exhilarating, they make me feel alive again, and I wouldn’t trade this for the world.

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