Alright, the first thing on your agenda, depending on where you were released: is to get all your medical records done, register as an ex-felon, go to the clinic to get checked up, and first and foremost to get your birth certificate with social security card. Sounds easy enough, but you realize that you have to travel to get these things, and money. If you have family that can take you or have friends you are in luck. For me it was catching the bus, I have a bus pass, directions and money in my pocket from my account that I came with. What lies ahead is something I couldn’t foresee….The stimulation of people around so many people walking the street gave me a headache that I wanted to go back to the half-way house. Yet you’re too excited to and you think what is wrong with me. People it’s the overload of stimulation you are having from seeing too much too soon, it passes with time, but for now you are on a mission. The cars, the lights the buildings, you are just overwhelmed with stimuli. Trust me, I even forgot where I was at and didn’t pay attention to cars turning. Yes I ALMOST GOT HIT BY A CAR BECAUSE I WASN’T WATCHING…BECAUSE I WASN’T USED TO IT. Small things like that are what you have to be aware of now! So I get on this bus, and already I am out for about an hour and a half and my head starts to pound from the visionary stimulus and motion sickness because I am not used to being in a vehicle. You know on the yard you just walk, and your there. But things have to get done so you push on. Yes, you might think I am over exaggerating and I am just stupid, but it happens, and these are the things they don’t tell you upon release so I am telling you now, just giving you a heads up from one to another. So you do what you got to do, and you notice time is against you because it take so long to get what you need done and you are on a time schedule to get back to you house. You don’t want to be late getting back on your first day, and yes they will restrict you if you mess up, and yes, they will use a breathalyzer on you when you come back. So if you think about getting a beer or sneak one in, that would be insane to even try. Get what needs to be done, and go back. My first day out, was such a MEMORABLE, experience because of the things in your head and the stimuli, I had to take a nap. The monitor that checked me in back that day seen something was wrong, and asked me “What is wrong with you”, my reply “it was too much, too soon”.