It's been a turbulent day. I tried as much as possible not to allow Lionel Messi's departure from Barcelona to affect me. I pretended as if it doesn't hurt much but when the press conference started and he wept I couldn't take it any longer. I turned to an emotional wretched man. I knew this day was coming. It was inevitable, but I wasn't expecting it to happen this soon. I can remember writing a very long open letter to him on his birthday. I talked about how he will play his last match in front of his people, little did I know that he has already played his last game. (Link)
All through the day I was switching between noisecash and doing some assignments just to keep my mind off it. The Love I have for this man is incomparable. He made my childhood days a happy one. When it was time to type an article, nothing came to mind. I was blank and too Sad to write. My mind then went to an article written by @The.Ada Titled " We can't direct the wind but we can adjust the sails".
In the article, she talked about how her family relocated to another place and how they adapted to the changes. I must have mentioned in one of my articles that I attended up to Ten Schools before leaving secondary school.
I never owed a fee or got rusticated or expelled from any of these schools. Rather I was of good character and received so many awards for my academic performances and my conduct. The nature of my Dad's job was the major factor.
Here in Nigeria is you are an honest worker or a productive one then get ready to receive multiple transfers throughout your career. If you are the honest type, you will be transferred for no particular reason. Once those at the Top realises you're stopping their usual illegal incomes they will find a way to frustrate you by transferring you to another post. And if you are the latter(Productive worker) you will be transferred to other branches to help improve it. Though this is seen by many as a privilege, what most people fail to realise is that the Children of these employees are affected.
I built a wall around myself
If you ask me how many best friends do I have, don't be surprised if I list 20 different people to you. One of the ways I survive was not to love too deeply. I try as much as possible not to be attached to other people too much.
This turned me into Someone who doesn't believe in forever. Not necessarily the boy-girl forever thing. I believed everyone will surely leave someday or I leave. I shut my heart to true love. Being a very outspoken person, I easily get new friends everywhere we relocated to, but I was never able to forge a lasting relationship with them because of my reservations and fear.
I built a shell around me and when a friend of mine died I further add more bricks to the wall of my heart. I lived this way for a long time and never cared about how I'm being affected.
Came in contact with some friends...
I was lucky to attend a school where I met some wonderful set of people. We started as friends and then became brothers and sisters. Though currently most of them stay far away and the few that stays close only meet once in a while. The bond is still as tight as ever.
Maybe Social media played a part in it because there was no way of keeping in touch back then. But what I can say is that these friends taught me that though Tomorrow might not be assured, that shouldn't stop us from living today.
Tomorrow is never promised
Tomorrow is one of the constant things we have, and at the same time, it isn't assured for everyone. Someone might have plans for Tomorrow and not wake up to see it. Why then do we live in fear of what will be Tomorrow?.
Don't let the fear or doubt of what Tomorrow will bring cast a shadow over your today. Make the most of today, appreciate the people you have around you. Open your heart to love others and be loved. Appreciate the people you have in your life and never let your Tomorrow affect your Today.
Thanks for reading!🤗🤗🤗
Oh! Finally got to type something 😂. It's been a hectic day, I'm glad it's ended and I'm able to type yet another article.
Tomorrow is uncertain, so live life thankful and worth each day. People do really come and go, but we should open our doors to them as well.