Life Of Mine! Essay

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I am omnipotent. Really, I am. See, I've figured that as long as I'm alive and well, I've proved to life that I have conquered every hardship it has hurled at my face. I was not raised in a religious family, but I believe there is an extraterrestrial force that gives everyone adversities to test your will to succeed. I call my own personal obstacle Dad.One day during sophomore year, I came home to a crime scene. The dining table had been overturned and broken. There were splinters of wood on the green carpet. As I stood frozen on the "Welcome" mat, I swept my eyes over the apartment while my heart raced faster than a Porsche. Wait. This couldn't have been a robbery. Everything except the table is in perfect order. Feeling a bit relieved, I remembered to breathe and stepped into the room.Cautiously, I wandered through my home searching for Mom or Dad, or at least a reasonable explanation for the mess. With the suspicion of robbery clinging to my mind, I inched toward the bedrooms, and when I finally confirmed I was alone, I let the anxiety flow from my body. Then it was time to call my mom and demand an answer."Mama? Where are you?""Out shopping." Her voice resonated with clear bitterness."Oh," I paused. "What the heck happened at home?""Go ask your dad.""When are you coming home?""I'll be home in a few hours."I had hoped it wasn't true. The broken table wasn't a result of a robbery; it was the result of an argument between my parents, most likely over Dad's excessive gambling. There...

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