The topic for this paper is “Some event in life that happened to me”. Unfortunately what comes to mind and had the biggest impact on my life isn’t necessarily a flattering story. Although this story isn’t flattering, it’s probably the best thing that ever happened to me.
At the time I had no clue how life changing this event would be or that I would eventually look back at it as being a major turning point in my life. This event had such an impact on who I am today, I am truly grateful that it happened. As I sit here and think back, it’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 8 years. It’s been 8 years since I realized I had to grow up.
It’s been 8 years since I realized I wasn’t leading the life I wanted to lead. It’s been 8 years since I went to prison. Drugs and alcohol played a huge part of my early 20s. While it started in my teen years, I don’t feel it really became a problem till my 20s. At the time I didn’t think I had a problem.
I was just having fun and could stop anytime I wanted to. The main problem was I was having so much fun, I didn’t want to stop. I was well known everywhere I went. People loved me.
Even if they didn’t know me personally, they knew my name.It was never really a party till I walked in. I felt like a celebrity. That’s probably why I never seen anything wrong with it. If I had a problem people wouldn’t like me, I wouldn’t have a good job, and someone would say something, right? Someone did finally say something, The Honorable Judge Michael A. Paul. With all the drinking and partying I was doing it was hard to find a designated driver.
When I first started, I would try to find someone to drive me or someone to drop me off and come pick me up, but after a while it was just easier to drive myself. I became good at drinking and driving, bold at it. I would walk out the bar with the cop sitting there, get in the car, wave at and drive away.
I always had a car load of peopl…