The Day I Turned Pro and Never Looked Back

Craig Stanland
3 min readMar 2, 2023

It was early afternoon, and the subway platform was quiet.

I was waiting for the R, my mind awash in the conversation that had occurred only 10 minutes ago.

A conversation that the week leading up to it was filled with fear and anxiety.

I had a lot to digest.

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Craig Stanland

I write about my journey from corporate success to federal prison and finding joy, mission, meaning, and fulfillment beyond professional and financial success.