Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 54
Time I woke: 3:30 am
Journal of activities:
This morning I woke early because my wife was scheduled to work in the hospital. She had to focus on preparing her school work before she reported for work, so I woke to help her prepare. I made her coffee, then I ironed her nursing uniform. We drove together when it was time for her to leave for work, but rather than driving all the way to the hospital, as I did yesterday, I stepped out of the car after she purchased a coffee at a local Starbucks. I then ran to the park. The sky was beginning to light, so I didn’t feel threatened by the potholes that caused my ankle injury a few weeks before. Then I returned home to write. First I wrote the lengthy summary to cover my class at San Francisco State last Thursday. I wrote about classification systems in the Bureau of Prisons. Then I turned my attention to Straight-A Guide Staffing Solutions. It’s a subsidiary that my friend Justin Paperny and I are beginning to launch under the umbrella of the Michael G. Santos Foundation. We want to become a bridge between people who’ve been released from prison and the labor force. Since employers are reluctant to place felons on their payroll, we are establishing this staffing company and will offer our services to employers who require entry level workers. It’s an ambitious project and I spent more than 10 hours writing lesson plans today. Those who would like to see the work may visit our organization’s website at MichaelSantos.org.
- Time: 6:30 am
- Lenght of time: 2.7 hours
- Miles run today: 14
- Weather: Beautiful and sunny in Petaluma
- Consecutive days: 14
- Cumulative miles since day off: 148
- Pushups today: 0
- Cumulative pushups for month: 0
- Annual marathon tally: 6
I’m thankful to God for guiding me through the 26 years I served in prison and for preparing me to build the career that I’m launching now.
I did not meet with anyone besides my beautiful wife today.
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