Riding the Coaster

Life is like a roller coaster. Sometimes we’re up.  Sometimes we’re down.  Sometimes so many things crash upon us it feels as if we’re thrown for a loop.  It’s not these up and downs or even the loops that frustrate me.  It’s wishing I could see the track ahead.  Wouldn’t the downs or hard times in life be so much easier to deal with if you could see when it would end?  If I knew I would only have to suffer an “X” amount of days.  Or even better, know that the track I’m on is the right one for me.

Deep down inside, I know being able to see my future would actually hinder my growth.  The gut clenching, character building hardships we endure wouldn’t be nearly as impressive if we knew we would succeed.  And what if it was failure at the end?  Would we even bother to try?

Yes, though frustrating, ignorance is needed.  It’s what put me on this particular coaster in the first place.  Learning to shake off the downs is key.  For me it’s called having a therapy session with a carton of ice cream.  Works every time.  Now if only the guilt wouldn’t creep in later.

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About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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