Intro

Football has always been my escape, my shield against the world. The game that allows me to forget about everything else and focus solely on the field. But lately, I've started to question if this shield is starting to crumble under the weight of love or lack thereof.

The Cold Reality

When did it all start? When did I become so cold and distant towards her? Was it the pressure of work or simply a result of losing myself in football? As much as I try to pretend not to see her, deep down inside, I know she's there. Waiting for me at home while I bury myself in endless hours at work and training sessions.

Football: My Escape

There's something mesmerizing about stepping onto that green field. It's like entering a different universe where nothing else matters but winning that match. Every kick of the ball releases a wave of tension from within me - an adrenaline rush that drowns out any other emotions.

But perhaps football has become more than just an escape for me; maybe it has turned into my fortress – shielding me from facing reality outside those white lines.

Love Lost?

Love used to be such a powerful force in our relationship - warm embraces after long days apart, spontaneous date nights filled with laughter, and shared dreams for our future together. Yet somewhere along the way, we lost sight of what brought us together in the first place.

A Controlling Presence

I can't deny how controlling I have become over time – prioritizing work commitments above all else without considering how it affects our marriage. She deserves better than this neglectful version of Josiah . Is love truly becoming my weakness instead?

Workaholic Woes

Work became an obsession; one could say even an addiction plaguing every aspect of my life including home life with her by side waiting patiently...until patience wears thin eventually leading toward resentment rather than understanding which should be the foundation of any relationship.

A Glimmer of Hope

Recently, she left a note on my bedside table. It was simple yet powerful – "I miss you." Those three words struck me like lightning, jolting me out of my football-induced haze. I realized then that love has not completely abandoned us; it's simply waiting to be acknowledged and nurtured once again.

Rebuilding Bridges

It's time for change – time to rebuild the bridges that have crumbled under the weight of neglect and indifference. No longer will I hide behind football as an excuse for emotional detachment. Instead, I will face our issues head-on with open communication and genuine effort.

Rediscovering Love

Just as in football where strategy plays a vital role, rediscovering love requires careful planning and execution too. Date nights are no longer mere obligations but opportunities to reconnect on a deeper level - sharing dreams, fears, and aspirations just like we used to do before life got complicated.

Conclusion: Balancing Football & Love

Football has always been my passion; it still holds a special place in my heart even now when everything seems uncertain. But if there is one thing this journey has taught me so far is that love cannot be sacrificed at its altar anymore than football can replace human connection.

So here stands Josiah , ready to step off the field occasionally - not abandoning what brings him joy but rather embracing both his passion for sport while giving equal attention towards nurturing his relationship alongside it because ultimately balance lies somewhere between those white lines too