Why did I do it?
Why did I help John Manard escape from prison? That’s the million dollar question. Literally.
It’s taken me losing everything, building a new life from scratch at the age of 51, years of expensive counseling and therapy, and decades of introspection, to come close to an answer.
Even still, I don’t have the complete answer. But I have parts of it.
I was desperate for change in my life. I felt invisible and then suddenly I was the center of someone’s world.
Here are the things I’ve learned:
- Decisions made while desperate are rarely logical.
- Some days the best you can do is move one teeny tiny baby step forward. And that counts.
- Time is a blessing, even if it’s behind bars.
- We all have a gift to share with the world.
- Change is unbelievably difficult – in fact I don’t think there’s a word in the dictionary that can define just how difficult change is.
- Rock bottom is a solid foundation on which to build a new life.
- When UP is the only way you can go, you can’t lose.
- Second chances are real, but sometimes not with every person in your life.
- Second chances require letting go.
- You don’t always end up at the destination you set sail for.
- The world, even with its ugliness, is a beautiful place.
- Women yearn to be heard and appreciated.
- It is the act of breaking free that gives you the strength to fly.
- You have to speak up and tell your truth – someone out there is waiting to hear it.
So, back to the question, why’d I do it?
The answer is all those things I’ve learned and all the the things I’ve yet to learn.
The answer is still being written, but it’s becoming clearer.
I did it because I had to. I thought it was my only way out. The answer is closer…