My Lifes Biggest Obstacle

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is a short story i put together describing one of my biggest triumphs as a person. I hope you enjoy it and are willing to give constructive criticism.

Submitted: March 05, 2016

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My Life's Biggest Obstacle

short story by: Steve Asciak

I'm on a life long journey  to find happiness

and nothing has seemed to work in my favor.

The years pass by and still my mind is left blank from trying to find the things that I thought I needed to survive in this world, when truthfully the only things I need in this life are the beautiful sounds that penetrate my ear drums when I listen to my favorite types of music, my family and the feeling of being wanted and or needed by someone whom you thought would never see you for who you truly are and be perfectly ok with that.

The only thing I used to get joy form was music and anything with a musical aspect, because in my darkest times when I couldn't see a light at the end of the tunnel and there was nothing else there to help me move past such a state of depression and anxiety, the music of artists such as: The Beatles, The Mars Volta, Pink Floyd and Deadmau5... helped me to see that no matter how low or terrible you are feeling at this certain point and time in your life... you will and are going to find a way to get past it because everyone and everything in this universe deserves to be happy no matter what.

I would wake up every day and think," why do I do this to myself day after day?" and the truth is that I honestly don't know why I made myself feel that way. Was it possibly because I had been belittled my whole time as a teenager about my physical appearance? Even by some of the people I thought were supposed to love and care for me no matter what such as some of my family members. Could it have been the fact that I was essentially an outcast in high school aside from the 5 or 6 friends I had kept since meeting them in middle school? In all honesty I think I made myself feel that way because I made crucial mistake in going about my everyday life... I actually used to extremely care about what people thought of me and I realize now that even though there were contributing factors that led to such depression and anxiety that I was the cause of all my pain and suffering. This just goes to show how fragile and impressionable young kids can be and why everyone should just at least try to be a decent human being to everyone and everything in this world we live in because you know what? Being a good person is free for fuck sakes and won't cost you a thing but a bit of your time.

Though I have had some dark times in my past, I am finally able to say that at this point in my life I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, my future is looking very bright and full of happiness and I couldn't be any more pleased with my state of mind. Happiness doesn't come easy but trust me once you have truly found it.. you will be more at ease and content with life than you have ever been. So be good to each other everyone, because you never know the impact you might have on someone's life.


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