Your Past Does Not Have To Define Your Future

Since young I have undergone harsh conditions. I've never met my real father, he abandoned me and a stepfather came to attempt to do what my real father could not.

This stepfather that came along. He seemed nice at first, but I soon discovered I was mistaken. He was an alcoholic and beat my mother often. Our house was not in very good conditions, and I grew up amidst violence and fear. This resulted in me having an unusual behavior in school. Not so much a disrespectful behavior, but rather a silly one for the sake of receiving attention. This resulted in most of my colleagues mocking and picking on me. Some even bullied me to an extent. 

Although I was the best student in class on 1st grade, my situation at home soon came to change that. I nearly failed 2nd grade, and my irresponsible parents caused me to fail 7th and 10th grade my moving mid-year, to a different city.

Latter I had two brothers (half-brothers) whom I had to take care of and often be blamed for their mischievousness, as is characteristic of kids, of course. Needless to say it was a rough childhood. My first relationship ended in her cheating on me, although my 2nd one, which I consider to be my first love, lasted 3 years. It was a very important relationship as it helped me remain sane during the harsh environment in my house. It was, however, a distance relationship, unfortunately.

Time passed and my mom managed to run away with me and my brothers to another city. My grades suddenly went off the chart, to my own amazement, and I started evolving now that many obstacles were out of the way.

Hence I tell you, your past does not define your future, you define your future. I am going to achieve all my dreams and live life to the fullest. I don't let my past pain impair my present attitude towards life, and neither should any of us.

Thank you for reading, may you too incessantly chase all your dreams!
AnimaAeterna AnimaAeterna
18-21, M
1 Response Jan 14, 2013

I'm from a violent background, too, and I also understand about being singled out as different, and how when you don't have confidence in yourself as a kid, people can tell and it doesn't bring out the best in them.

I am really inspired by your life. I am working on not giving my own power away to others, being autonomous, and proud of myself. I have a good life now, but I have the ghosts of the past in my heart, and it is time for them to go. Thank you for the inspiration!

You're most welcome Marsia, thank you dearly for your feedback <3