I’ve been off parole for 10 days now and I can pretty much do anything I want and damn it’s so surreal. Every time I go somewhere or do something I couldn’t do while on parole red flags go up. My mind says “You can’t be here” or “You shouldn’t be doing this”. The feeling lasts but an instant before I realize that I’m not under parole restrictions, but it’s still there.
I’m thriving now that I’m off parole. Things I needed to do but couldn’t are now getting done. I’m even getting ready to shoot a feature-length romantic comedy called “One Hard Night” http://onehardnnight.com I’m also finishing up my degree, graduating in the spring of 2017.
The hard part now will be to forget the past. Put it all behind me. Act and feel like a law-abiding citizen. No one’s looking for me. I don’t answer to the Michigan Department of Corrections. I only have laws to obey and not rules. And as The Rolling Stones sing, “I’m free to do what I want any old time”!