How I Ruined My Life. I Need A Second Chance, What Should I Do?
My name is Efura from River State and I am going to share the darkest part of my life that is tormenting me now. This is how I ruined my life.
I was barely 12 years when I lost my mother very early in life and my father was barely at home because he works offshore, so I was raised by a stepmother who allowed me to do anything as I am pleased.
When I gain admission into the university, I took my freedom and indiscipline too far and became an irresponsible girl. I had an abortion without my father’s knowledge at some point and later tested positive for HIV.
Along the line, I met someone who took me in as his daughter. His family began to care for me and tried to get me back on track, but I thought I was too far gone. At this point, it wasn’t just about my health, I wasn’t doing well in school either and my father had no idea.
I was enrolled in a five-year program, but by the end of the fifth year, my CGPA was simply too low. There was no point as I was already told I wouldn’t graduate. I couldn’t bring myself to tell my father I was about to get kicked out of school. That was when I realized the damage I had done to my life.
I was given the option of transferring to another department to begin afresh rather than leaving school completely. Luckily, I got accepted into the new department. The difficult part was telling my father about it. When I finally told him, he took the news calmly and I’m grateful for that. I have no reason to doubt that my father loves me. I don’t know why I strayed so far.
Now I’m 22 and I’m not playing with this new opportunity; my studies are a priority.
I have still not been able to tell my father about my HIV status but I have been taking my medication religiously and my viral load is low. I don’t think I’m bold enough to tell him about it yet.
Family lifer’s members, I need your advice. What should I do?
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