Escaping Obstacles is a motivational story of the life of a boy to a man. Overcoming tremendous adversity that was set into motion by his family, trying so desperately to break the inevitable cycle of choices his family makes, with the intention of not giving up on becoming someone. Using his own experiences of a dysfunctional childhood, drug abuse, depression, and suicide attempts, Escaping Obstacles focuses on how one person can endure so much pain, and still have the motivation to become better than the odds he was dealt. Many people believe they are "the only ones with family issues." Escaping Obstacles will prove that you're not. Bart Hardwell was born in Monroe, LA in 1982, and moved to Houston, TX. In 2002 with his wife Oranda, his imagination was often his escape from his dysfunctional life. As he grew older writing became an outlet to help escape his obstacles.