My Purpose

By Xochtil Larios, CURYJ’s Youth Justice Program Associate

Purpose

Purpose is the reason you want to be here! I ask why people, places, or things belong. My specific purpose in this shady ass life is to never change and always stay the same, do everything I can to be happy, but mainly to be me. In my life I want to be somebody better, maybe a brain surgeon, or a nurse, but at the very least following through on things. Why can’t I believe in myself? How do I defy my passions, wishes, and dreams? I just got to keep it moving and grooving, and reducing bad choices. If I make these positive changes could I have a million dollars waiting to be touched by me? Maybe it’s not about the money, maybe I can change young adults way of thinking, because I wanna be remembered as somebody with purpose.

Now let’s take a moment to reflect. Who was I before?

Since day one it was important for me to break chains, and shine a light for my sisters that they could follow without having to experience my suffering and pain, but rather my love. Breaking these chains showed my two little sisters, Sophia and Melody, that it’s okay to fail as long as you don’t quit pursuing your purpose.

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