I do what I do because of the lifestyle I’m growing up in. The lifestyle I’m growing up in doesn’t exactly say success. It says that I’m going to be in and out my whole life. That doesn’t mean that I’m going to let it happen. I have tried to turn in another direction away from the violence and things like that but I keep finding my way back. The homies in my old neighborhood says that once you get a taste of the streets you get addicted. Me and my brother were born into this lifestyle and so far he has been in and out. I had a little record of my own when I stayed in Michigan but since I moved here I haven’t been in any real trouble. Every time I go back to Michigan it feels like I never left. I go back to doing the same things that I did before I left. Not thinking about my future or anything like that. Growing up so far has taught me to live within the moment because you never know when your finial breath is. Not caring what came after my actions. So far this is my lifestyle and its been like this since I could remember. Whenever I try talking to my brother and cousins about staying out of trouble and start doing right they don’t believe me. They say that I can try but my temper will send me right back to the start. For some pass time I have gotten my act together somewhat trying to get an education. So people cant say I never tried.