Well, I’m finally back.
Did you miss me? (Note: There is only one acceptable answer to that question)
I really do feel bad for leaving you guys hanging for so long. Things were REALLY shitty for me for a while. Like, BEYOND shitty. And not just for me – my whole family. It was such a friggin’ mess. But now things are… Well, “better”, I guess. Or at least, slightly less shitty. Which is better than nothing, right?
Anyway, I just wanted to take a second today to do something I literally NEVER do and, to be quite honest, may never do again (so pay close attention, kids).
I fully, 100% admit that I was wrong. Completely and utterly wrong.
*insert shock and horror here*
About what, you ask? Well, remember that post from last month? The one about secrets? Yeah. That one. I take back everything I said – or most of it, at least. I mean, none of those examples I gave were real anyway (no matter how much I keep trying to convince myself there’s a German version of Hogwarts hiding away in the mountains somewhere).
And know what else? Even if they were, it’s not enough to justify lying to people you love and care about.
Those secrets all those characters kept were to save LIVES. Or they were secrets that were being kept from the bad guys.
Not friends or family.
It’s not fair to compare secrets like those to real-life ones.
Bad things can happen if you hide the truth for long enough… And once your secret’s out there, there’s no going back. You can wish all you want that you’d been honest from the start, but guess what? Unless you’ve got a TARDIS or a Time-Turner, you’re shit out of luck.
You’ve just gotta move forward and hope to God it’s not too late to fix things.
Sometimes, your secret has screwed things up SO badly that you almost feel like there’s no hope at all.
And you wanna just give up and keep hating yourself for lying in the first place and letting things get so bad.
But you can’t. You have to try, don’t you?
And in the end, fixing things may be harder than you think. You might even need a little help to make everything okay again.
Doing the right thing can be scary.
But I think it’s a little less scary if you’re not alone.
Okay, I’m stopping myself right there. This already went way deeper than I was expecting it to… So I’m cutting myself off before I go into full-on philosophical mode over here.
The bottom line is… Don’t keep secrets unless you’re trying to protect people from Voldemort or Saruman. (Or was it Sauron? Blegh. More like Snore-on. Seriously those books and movies are SO damn boring. And whose bright idea was it to give the two villains nearly identical names!?)
Oh, and if you DO keep a secret and end up screwing shit up, fix it. Or at least try to.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the life lesson, losers.
Talk to you soon.