In this podcast I recount tales on how I bounced back and forth between the St. Louis suburbs and the ghetto between my mom and my aunt. I attended different schools, lived in different neighborhoods, and interacted with different types of people which had an impact on my identity. Despite my unstable childhood, I successfully adapted and navigated different spaces. My adventures took a sharp turn when my aunt gave me an ultimatum that would have an impact on my entire life’s trajectory. I conclude with several take aways.