My name is Tony and for the last 13 yrs. I’ve been dreaming of a better life. If you're anything like me I’m sure you have hopes and dreams of a better future for you and your family. All accomplishments start with a dream, a thought, an idea. Are you ready to start dreaming with me?
Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 26 yrs. Before he became president of South Africa. He spent a lot of his time reading and writing. A lot of famous people you may know have been locked up before. Mark Wahlberg spent 45 days in a county jail. The list goes on and on.
The mind is our most powerful tool. In the prison context how you spend your time really does matter. You can choose to simply pass the time or you can use it to your advantage. I use amazon to order whatever books I want in pursuit of an informal education.
I have come to realize that life can be either heaven of hell. I am in control of my destiny. I choose to grow in an environment filled with negativity and chaos, I will not repeat the mistakes of the past.
I grew up in a very racist and violent environment and got into a lot of fights. I know how it feels to be discriminated against because you look different. Being bi-racial has its challenges.
All too often we allow the scars of our past to dictate our futures. Your trauma can be your greatest asset or your greatest downfall. We can choose to grow or self-destruct.
Prior to incarceration I was involved in the gang life and I was blinded by my ignorance. Throughout my journey I have seen and continue to see many who refuse to open their eyes. I am now a voice which encourages change and I speak out against violence. I’ve also obtained my paralegal certificate and through lawsuits I advocate for prisoner rights.
So enough about me, how are you doing today? I’m searching for mentors and friends who have a positive mindset and want to share that positivity. I enjoy socializing and having good company. I’m very inquisitive and am genuinely interested in getting to know people.One of my best qualities is my open-mindedness. I will not discriminate against you due to your color or creed, sexual orientation, political views, religion, etc…
I hope and pray that all is well in your life and that you are in good health both physically and mentally. I appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to view my profile. If you want to dream with me send me a kite and I'll get back to you, Maybe one day we will take a picture together. Until then I'll be here putting in the hard work required to make dreams come true.
Manith Vilayhong # M17024
Centralia Correctional Center
P O Box 7711
Centralia IL 62801 USA
Ad Start: 08-04-2022
Ad Expiration: 08-04-2023