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It Wasn’t For Nothing

In this episode, Jonathan wrestles with the notion of “telling”—whether to reveal his past, and the effects of that on his present relationships. He speaks of his dogged persistence in getting to where he is today, from saving money by riding a bike to teaching himself coding from textbooks. Through all this shines his gratitude and enthusiasm for the challenge of his new career.


Hi! My name is Jonathan, an individual who in a perpetual state of growth. Someone who acknowledges where he should improve and actively seeks to make changes in his character. Most of the time I spent incarcerated, I had to maintain this mentality if I ever really wished to leave that place and make something of myself. Now that I'm on the other side, I work to keep it ever more present in my life because it applies just as much now, as it did then, as it will always.