What are your triggers?

  • There’s a place in Victoria Island that makes me extremely sad every time I drive pass. It reminds of the morning my father died, because I made a stop there to pick my mum’s friend before heading to the hospital. Every time I drive passed this area I can’t help but think about that morning, heading to the hospital, not a single idea that my whole life was about to change.
  • Dunsin Oyekan’s song “Yah”. I can’t listen to that song without crying. I remember listening to his latest album that morning and playing that song over and over again. For weeks after the passing I couldn’t listen to music, and for months I couldn’t listen to that song. Now when I do, my mind goes back to that morning.
  • When people die a certain way in movies. Seeing anyone die how my dad did really triggers me.
  • When people say “I’ll be fine” in a certain tone. The day before my dad passed, that’s all he kept saying to us. For the first month I kept hearing my dad say it over and over in my head.
  • Nose bleeds really trigger me
  • When people talk about cancer
  • Father’s Day
  • Father daughter dance at weddings

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