Life is like an obstacle course and sometimes you think it's never going to end. There is a long period of time in our lives were we just want to give up and stay in bed all day because we lost hope that happiness would ever come. Some of us gave up on happiness a long time ago and all we search for now is a some sort of peace and acceptance. The thing about obstacle courses is they always end and when you finally finish its one of the most happiest and most exciting things we ever accomplished. I, Mary Fitzgerald, thought that all of this was a big load of crap. I always compared life to TV and the commercials were those little moments were we are actually happy, but once the commercials stop we are back to the awful, depressing, and problem filled life we live. I believed this for as long as I could remember and this my story.