Written by: Admin_SheEvo
For several months now, I have been carrying a burden that I haven’t shared with my family and friends. I’ve kept this to myself in an attempt to spare them from heartbreak. However, I know that the time will come when I won’t be able to keep it hidden any longer, and that thought terrifies me.
From the time I was a young teenager, I have found solace and calm in the written word. There is something therapeutic about putting my thoughts and emotions onto paper and seeing them take shape. However, as I have grown older and experienced more of life’s challenges, the weight of my emotions has become heavier and harder to manage. The pain and heartache that I have shared on the page now feels like a burden that is too heavy to bear. Despite my best efforts to conceal my emotions, it seems that they are now too overwhelming to hide.
Six years ago, I almost opened up to my loved ones about what I was going through. But, instead of being direct and honest, I wrote in riddles and metaphors.
For every drop shed,
So much more abundance will I collect down the stream. For every windblown,
So much more strength will I huddle and soar up the vault. In this instant, allow me to hide this soaked face. Until you see past beyond this smile,
The “behind the scene”.
Only then will you understand the reasons why…
It wasn’t that I was afraid of being judged, but I didn’t want to add to the struggles and pain my loved ones were already facing.
One thing I firmly believe in is that, no matter how difficult life gets, I should always strive to make the most of each day. This means embracing laughter and love, and refusing to let my physical limitations hold me back. I aim to live every day as if it were my last
However, even with my optimism and positive energy, there’s always a fear of uncertainty. I know that there will come a time when the darkness will be replaced by light, but I don’t know when that will be or what it will look like.
The reason I am sharing this bite piece is to remind those who are struggling with pain and find it hard to share their feelings with their loved ones. It is understandable that you may feel the need to hold onto your pain to prevent it from affecting those you care about; however, it is important to know that you are not alone in this. Many people go through difficult times and it is perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed at times.
It is important to remember that life itself can be challenging, but it is also worth living. You can find hope and optimism in the midst of your struggles. Keep in mind that you are resilient and capable of overcoming any obstacle that comes your way.
Remember to hold onto hope, even when things seem bleak. Know that it is okay to seek help from a trusted friend or professional to manage your pain. Never let anyone dull your shine or take away your optimism. Keep fighting and know that a brighter future is possible.
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