I wrote this a year ago and it just popped up in my Facebook memories. I dont often share my writing because of embarrassment but I am so proud of how far I have come and I wanted to share this to inspire others. It’s ok to be vulnerable. I hope you enjoy and if you would like to share your poetry this website is a great place to start. You can do it under your real name or a fake one.
Don’t be a sheep and take the pill
Can you imagine doing the same thing day in and day out?
It’s not hard, this is reality for most.
When something small changes it flips your world.
You find yourself agitated over small world problems.
You buy things with your hard earned money.
You often spend more than you can afford putting yourself in debt saying “I’ll pay that later”.
You don’t have time to eat healthy or go to the gym.
You can’t remember the last time you had a holiday or did something you enjoy.
Is this really living?
I lived this life.
I bought a house when I was 19.
I couldn’t afford it but I found a way getting two loans.
I worked a full time job and then studied my university degree at night.
I somehow still found the time to cook and clean for my abusive boyfriend.
I had 3 credit cards which eventually became maxed out.
So I got a weekend job as well.
I didn’t have much of a life but any moment I had spare I would see friends.
I would party hard to escape from my routined lifestyle.
I binge ate junk food to try and fill the huge hole.
I eventually lost all my friends because I was no fun to be around.
Then I got sick with an auto-immune disease caused from stress and a reckless lifestyle.
My dreams of seeing the world and being a successful business women slowly faded.
My debt wasn’t getting any smaller either, it was growing by the day.
Gradually I started to make big changes.
I couldn’t live like this anymore.
I left my partner of 7 years.
I cut off all my hair.
I rented out my home.
I moved back in with my parents.
I sold everything I could including my car.
I bought a bicycle.
I refused medical treatment and self- treated with natural therapy.
I launched my own marketing consultancy
AND I never looked back.
Getting sick changed my life and woke me up.
It’s really true that if you do what you love it doesn’t feel like work.
I have now had the opportunity to travel and see the world with my work and there is much more to come.
Today I walked down the street I used to take everyday to work.
Everyone in suits, a dress code I once had to comply with.
Here was me at 11am on my way to a yoga class.
Looking back I cannot believe that used to be me.
It feels like a bad dream.
The only downfall of taking the road to freedom is that you can never go back.
It’s like choosing to take the pill or not to take the pill in a movie.
If you never knew it existed you wouldn’t know what your missing.
I took the pill and I am already deep into an ocean I never knew I would swim in.
Millions of miles behind me I can see the land I once walked on surrounded by fog.
In front of me I see blue skies and smooth sailing.
Control your own destiny.
Listen to no one but you.
Don’t be a sheep and take the pill.
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