Imaginary world, imaginary friends and relationships.I'm not sure if everyone's like this, but when I was kid I used to have this imaginary world inside my head. With imaginary friends and family. And this habit of mine conversing with these imaginary characters grew with me. It ended finally two years ago. I never felt alone when I was immersed in that world. I never needed real people. But I maintained my sanity all along. I knew I wasn't crazy and I understood that there are very few but similar people like me.
You may not be able to comprehend the gravity of the situation I was in.
I recently went to a personality development and talent recognition camp where I learnt that I am highly imaginative. That wasn't any surprise. I've been writing poems and stories since my fifth class. And my stories were very different and unique.
I decided to kill this imaginary world many times because I couldn't concentrate on anything in reality. I subconsciously start thinking about this imaginary world. But no matter how much I tried, I never succeeded. I couldn't sleep at nights because of overthinking.
Then one day all of a sudden it stopped. I didn't care about my imaginary family or world anymore.
Reason: I started making friends with real people. I accepted the reality as it is. And I started putting my thoughts in paper as poems and stories.
I never really had friends before I was 18. And my loneliness and imagination power drove me to that. There are a many who resort to get enclosed in an imaginary space free from the autocracies of the cruel reality. It's their safe haven from the harshness. And unfortunately their imagination instead of helping them, destroys them.
And I think it's my mission to help those who are suffering from these kind of problems.