When Your Whole World Is Turned Upside Down

This exquisite picture (the picture prompt for today from The Haunted Wordsmith) instantly gave me an idea for a post. But I am going to be straight with you. I have just returned from doing some work on an assignment I have had these past few months. It is one o’clock in the morning over here in London and all I should be thinking of is having a shower and climbing into bed.

I will give myself fifteen minutes and then close my lap-top!

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If you have read even just a handful of my posts I am sure you know that I am happy, safe and busy. But of course for those of you who have been glancing over my posts for a while now, you are aware that almost three and a half years ago…one night I went to a London park and essentially my whole world was turned upside down.

AmbulanceI am not going to dwell on what happened that hot dry night….or the two years of hostility from my ex-flatmate that led to me forgetting my personal safety and putting myself in danger’s way. But the thing is that night, my life drastically changed. The security guard who found me called an ambulance to take me away from that nightmarish night…but somewhere in between the park and the hospital…my whole world turned upside down.

At first all that mattered was recovering from the physical injuries I had received. Then came the emotional ups and downs of what was done to me that night…which took a few months for me to get to grips with, and then the dismay that my ex-flatmate was stony silent after all that had happened and still had not attempted to apologize. It magnified all the hurt of the last two years.

For almost a year I was away from London staying with family members. They were a huge support to me and I am so glad I had their help at such a turbulent time for me. But I was determined to come back to London. I came back and the first six months were full of challenges. I should share more of what happened during my first six months back in London – they were immensely overwhelming and studded with horrid events and horrible people. Then I came here to the little nest. It’s been a relief. It is almost two years that I have been here for and it has helped me to settle and feel I could spread my wings again.

My difficulty is…my world is still upside down. I have just become very proficient at living upside down. I feel as if I am walking on my hands instead of my feet, and although I am doing a great job of that, it’s odd.

I am so determined to get back to the other side of London to my career and home and my world.

That world is precious to me…it is only the ordeal with my ex-flatmate that does taint some of my treasure chest of memories and experiences.

Without a purpose my world will always be upside down. I need my purposeful, active, richly rewarding life back. Until then…I am doing a fantastic job of walking on my hands in my upside down world…but it is not where I belong. However…don’t be sad for me…I am happy, safe and busy. I just have to be patient.

There are other people who have had their world turned upside down in a far more frightening way or grievous way than the way my world went belly up. I am sure they know what I am talking about when I am describing a sudden drastic event that changes everything, turns your world upside down and requires you to learn to become adept at walking on your hands.

Fifteen minutes flew by…in fact it is more like twenty minutes! Shower! Bed! Goodnight!

 

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2018/11/02/daily-writing-challenge-nov-2/

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10 thoughts on “When Your Whole World Is Turned Upside Down

    1. Getting there.
      It is really helping being able to write. I like that I can keep a nice balance between the joys and blessings in my life and then every now and then I can “process” some of my feelings after that night in a post. It really helps ease away some of the hurt that still lingers.

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    1. Thank you 🙂
      I think it’s remarkable how resilient and adaptable humans can be…any kind of trauma can wreak havoc with our emotions….
      ….but I think there are a lot of people out there who are doing an amazing job of walking on their hands their world that has been turned upside down.

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  1. Yes…walking upside down! A clever way to walk living in an “alternate universe!” I’m so sorry you had to experience that horrible event in your life! I never have dealt with that but you’re right…many have that one pivotal moment that completely uproots everything we know to be “normal”…whatever normal is…God bless you! You are an amazing woman!

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    1. That night was awful, but, it doesn’t taunt me really anymore…occasional unwelcome flashbacks, but I feel it is “under control”.
      However, it does feel like a crossroads…life before that night and life after that night are so different.

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