Life is Like a Roller Coaster

Life is like a roller coaster. There are ups and downs, twists and turns, and sometimes it’s really scary as you fly through the air hands raised screaming at the top of your lungs.

When you get off the ride, you’ll have one of two thoughts:

  1. Never again
  2. Let’s go again!

I think maybe a healthy mindset is somewhere between the two. Between complete joy and utter despair: that’s where happiness is found.

I know I’m a bit melodramatic. Sometimes on this blog, I don’t say what’s on my mind, or I say too much. But that’s the point of this blog. To help me understand my own thoughts, and then hopefully reach people who can relate because we’re all in this crazy life together! I think everyone just wants to be understood.

I’m somewhere in between having my life together and being completely confused about life in general. Some days I think “I got this!” while other days I think “I so don’t got this!”

And while sometimes I’m hard on myself because “come on, why is just living so difficult!?” I realize that I’m really no better off, or worse off, than everybody else.

Because we’re all on this crazy roller coaster of life together, right? Some people are toward the front, they’ve already gone down that hill, but we’re close behind, cringing as we hear the screams, or maybe it’s shouts of joy…only one way to find out for sure.

But we’re not alone on this roller coaster. And after we’re through, more people will step on the ride. Maybe we can help prepare them for what’s to come. Maybe we can encourage them through. Or maybe just a simple “good luck!” or “have fun!” would suffice.

While some days I wish I wasn’t, and other days I feel blessed: I know one thing is for sure…

I’m glad I’m on this roller coaster. That I even have the gift to step one foot in front of the other, and learn and grow, and become whoever I’m supposed to be by simply being who I am today.

Life is like a roller coaster. Sometimes scary, sometimes cool, but overall it’s about the experience. What you make of it.

And just to tie in another cliche metaphor: it’s about having faith that when the ride is over, there is something waiting on the other side.


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Hi! My name is Rachel. I love to write. Write about life, love, and reflect on how the past builds the future. Mostly, I love to tell stories because I believe there is something about stories that brings the world closer together. You can check out some of my writing reflections here at Rachel Writes.

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