Have you ever been in a situation where you are down emotionally, shattered and disappointed?. You feel as if the whole world is against you. Nothing you do seems right. To crown it all, you can't tell anyone- especially your family because you know it will hurt them, and when they get hurt, the pain you feel escalates.
This period is what I likened to "Darkness". The word Darkness connotes a state in which little or no light can be seen. But it can have various Denote various meanings, depending on the situation or context of use.
I've been there and it wasn't a good experience at all. It affected everything I was doing. Never will an hour go by without me heaving signs of failure and sorrow.
The fact that I'm facing something so huge wasn't the major problem. The constant reminder that I'm keeping it from my Parents hurts more, and the realisation that I'll have to let them know someday hurt the most.
However, this Dark period brought out the creative part of me. I tend to write better when I'm sad. Sometimes I imagine a scenario that depicts sadness before I write. Though I was criticized and called morose when people see my jottings in this period.
Things I discovered in this trying period was:
Secrets are like an untreated wound. It hurts from time to time
It's a time for self-reflection: During my dark hour I thought of what the future holds and also did a self-evaluation
I realised I have just a few friends, those I thought were my friends were there just because of what they tend to gain.
"Family" will always be "Family": I'm forever grateful for the emotional help my family offered when I later told them.
When I finally let the secret out
Just like the biblical Prodigal son, I got tired of living each day with guilt and came out with the truth. And simply as his father received him with open hands, my burden was also shared and the relief I felt was incomparable. Rather than feel sad after telling them, I became relieved and realised I could have saved myself from stress all these while if I had opened up on time.
They took it upon themselves to look for a way out of my predicament. What I thought was impossible became so easy with their help.
And just like that my Darkness turned to light. But I'm forever grateful for the lessons it taught me.
This article is written in respect to the Fourth weekly Prompt by @JonicaBradley Titled "Darkness".
I will like My new friends on this platform @Gaftek @QueenRay and @King_Gozie to give this a try. The prompt was initiated to help people with ideas of what to write on. So many times most of us are short of ideas or topics to write on. This is meant to help us with it.
It's isn't compulsory, accept only if you feel like giving it a try. If you decide on writing on the prompt-
The rules are simple:
Write about darkness
Write 100% original content
Write at least 600 words
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I'm just reading this now and I'm touched by the bold step you took because I'm in the same plight too. I'd take a bold step in revealing it to my parents, they can really handle it and I'm sure I should tell them. Thanks for this article, I just subscribed today and I appreciate more of your inspiring articles, good luck.