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Do not let yourselves fall victim to the circumstances that you have been dealt in life. When I was four years old my mom and dad got a divorce. My mother, one of the most inspirational rocks in in my life took on the responsibility of raising me and three of my siblings. This was a pretty rough circumstance and I took it and ran with it, I fell victim to it. My mom tried to inspire us children, she didn’t only offer verbal inspiration, but she also let her actions speak for what she was trying to convey to us. She, herself went to LCC, on top of working multiple jobs. She tried to show, through her actions that we children didn’t have to be victims of our circumstances. I was just too young to grasp what she was trying to show me. At ten years old I began drinking alcohol, I tried marijuana for the first time at eleven years old, and I also had my stomach pumped due to alcohol poisoning that same year of age. I was accepting my circumstances. This behavior continued through my teens years, all the way until I was eighteen, and I didn’t walk with my high school class at graduation, because I fell victim to my circumstances and didn’t graduate. This hurt me very badly; it sent me into a deep well of self-pity, I took my circumstances and let them rule my life. After high-school I began painting houses for a living, I began a great friendship with my boss, the owner of the painting company I worked for. I painted houses for several years. I let him in on the circumstances that I let plague my life. He was a graceful listener; after all, I was an incredible painter. One day he had enough of me drowning in self-pity. In a passive way he said something along the lines of, I’m tired of hearing about the past and how it is holding you back. This was tough to take, someone finally called me on it. I went home and thought about it, and I thought…...

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