Why I Want For Cash A Stolen

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I. Introduction “You can get anything that you want out of life as long as you believe in yourself,” is what my grandfather told me every day until he left us three years ago. I did not realize what he meant, but now that I do I am actively working to accomplish the things that I have always dreamed of; to eliminate the criminal record that I gained during my period of addiction, to purchase and maintain a home that supports a monastic way of living, and to adopt a second and third child. None of these goals come without compromise, determination, sacrifice, or working hard, but I am determined to work toward them to ensure that I can live the best possible life that I can. If not only for myself, but for my family, and our future children.
II. Dated, Achievable, Personal, Positive, and Specific Goals
Governor’s Pardon
In 2008, I made a choice that would forever change the way that I live. I chose to cash a stolen check given to me by a friend. I knew that what I was doing was wrong, but I needed my next fix. At the time, I did not realize the future consequences of my actions and have been paying for them ever since. With a criminal record that includes a Class C felony my chances of obtaining employment that would support the other goals that I wish to reach is nearly impossible. So, I had to ask the Governor of the State of Maine for a Pardon of this crime. He agreed to do so in September of 2014, but with several stipulations. Some that I was already working toward,…

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