When I first moved to Las Vegas I wasn't into dating much. I enjoyed the idea of a person who could live the single life forever. Over a period of serious changes to my life though, I lost interest in going to clubs and parties. During this time of self improvement, I got into contact with my high school sweetheart whom I had lost touch with during the time I was homeless. Candy, my wife, and I were together for most of high school. I stopped dating and began settling down with Candy. My wife and I fell madly in love with each other, after only a short while of being reacquainted. Our families were already very familiar with each other; so it was easy for us to get their blessings for marriage. She moved to Las Vegas with me shortly after the wedding and we started our new family. This decision was life changing in a way that allowed me to understand fatherhood, and the mechanics of a functioning marriage. It also forced me to contemplate how I wanted my future to be. I realized I would need preparation for the obstacles I will face as a father/husband. Looking back to the time when I was in middle school, hanging out with older kids, I don't regret anything that has led me to this point. I absolutely don't agree with all of my actions,
Running Head: MOVING TO LAS VEGAS but it has given me the option to build an amazing future. Now that I'm back in my hometown, I can fully assess the amazing things this venture has produced. Going from gang violence to starting a family, I have truly learned how to take in all of life's blessings. Being homeless forced me to make the life decision to leave my world behind and start all over, in order to achieve what it takes to be a great father to my children and husband to my wife.
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- Spring '11
- Management, Las Vegas, Illegal drug trade, Gang