How have you been? I rarely ever upload on Saturdays so this feels a little bit weird. Nonetheless, I believe your weekend is off to a great start. The last three weeks of my life have been extremely challenging. I found out that a friend of mine who I had known for five years was a fraud. He duped me of a LOTTTT of money and just like Pandora’s box, finding out a little led to finding out more which led to finding out a whole lot more about him; so much so that I wondered whether I ever even knew him at all.
In all of this, I had to keep going to work and I had to maintain interactions with people which I did regardless of the state of events in my life. You know, the fact that you’re going through challenges or a hard time back home doesn’t give you a free pass to be standoffish and brash to those you meet. I would leave my house, get to work and put on a whole new persona because I had a duty and obligations to fulfill; but the second I got into my Uber or Taxify, the details of the on-going police case, my account balance showing a grossly dissatisfying figure and the betrayal would set in. I would get home, skip dinner, hurry into bed and try my best to sleep away the troubles.
Three weeks later, I’m happy and smiling. Not because there’s a flicker of light let alone a light at the end of the tunnel, but because I have a lot more to be grateful for. The mere fact that my family members and I are alive and in good health at the sixth month of the year is enough to make me smile every day.
I had dark days. Days when I walked around like a zombie because I couldn’t understand how or why a friend would defraud me. The first time I went to the station and saw him behind the counter, it was as if he had proudly put on the whole persona of a criminal. It was so cringe worthy, I’ve got goose-pimples while typing this. While I believe that the justice system will bring him to book, I’ve decided to focus more on the things that make me happy. I’m going to continue filming YouTube videos, creating content for my blog and doing the best I can to make the world a happier place.
And just in case you find yourself in a similar case, you may decide to do what I did. Pray to the Lord for guidance and wisdom, report the case to the appropriate law enforcement agency and refuse to be moved by it. It won’t be easy at first, but slowly, you’ll find your way back.