I was just randomly scrolling on Instagram when I saw a post that said Jonghyun was found dead. Immediately, I searched it up online and found articles reporting about this apparent suicide.
Depression is common amongst young people these days and people seldom talk about it. I’ve been through a slump myself before, and I’m glad that eventually, somehow, things worked out in the end.
The darkest period of my life, when I was tremendously stressed out, was during my 3rd year in uni. That was when everything came crashing down on me, I went MIA on all social media, I didn’t meet up with any friends, I just didn’t like people.
Eventually, I let things go, and I graduated, and studying became history for me. Even though my mum keeps bringing up the fact that I did not do my Honours, graduating was the best decision I made. So liberating. I can’t imagine myself going for another year of studies at that time, I was so tired and depressed and so sick of everything. At that time I lost all hope in myself.
Somehow things worked out, even though it was hard, I persisted and pulled through. Now, I still believe in hard work and that if one door closes, another door opens. Sometimes we just need to take a step back and let go at the correct time.