Greg Andreotti

BALANCE, by Greg Andreotti

Well it’s been an insanely busy couple of weeks. If you follow my blog you are well aware of the many group’s I either participate in or facilitate. You, I am sure have also heard me say that I do all these groups because it is important to me that I leave this prison a better person and to remain idle while here would be an insult to everyone I have hurt.
Well, I have recently discovered that if I don’t allow myself some down time I can become overwhelmed and irritable. This can lead to me resorting back to the man I’m trying to put behind me. I need to be sure to put aside time for me to do me. If that means TV, beading, writing or just taking time to reflect on my week that’s OK. I’ve realized I need to maintain a balance for the sake of my own mental health. I need to be in a place where I can absorb what I’m learning rather than a perpetual state of irritation and frustration.
With that being said and as hard of a choice as it was, I stepped back from Prison Fellowship Academy (PFA) after over two and a half years of being in this program. It was not an easy choice and I feel like I am letting some people down but my plan is to go back in December. I have to admit knowing I now have two evenings a week to do what I want feels pretty good.

Greg Andreotti
OID #247877
Faribault prison
Faribault Mn.

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