The year was 2005. I had graduated high school just two years earlier. Many of my classmates from my predominantly white Connecticut town had gone off to college. Instead, I’d skipped academics and had gone straight into a different kind of existence.
I’d had a good childhood. I’d had such a promising life.
Now, a decade later, I braved the most dangerous streets in the country to sell drugs so I could support my own insatiable addiction.
To support this addiction, I sold narcotics to others like me to keep from getting sick…to keep away the pain.
I often wondered, “How did I get here?”
But then I pushed away this distracting self-reflection and continued down the path I’d chosen for myself.
Except…I hadn’t really chosen it.
In many ways, it had chosen me.
Mike Majlak currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is the co-host of Impaulsive and the host of The Night Shift. He has millions of followers on YouTube and Instagram.