Have you ever been on a roller coaster? I bet you have. So have I and I gotta say this using a very over used cliche’ …..
Life is like a roller coaster.
Sometimes you gotta wait and be patient just like that big hill at the beginning of the roller coaster. You know the one. The whole car clicks it’s way up, up, up and you’re just waiting for it to stop cause you know you’re going to be hurled down the hill into who knows what. Maybe the car drops 30 feet only to rise up again on another hill. Sometimes the car lurches from side-to-side in tight turns that jerk your whole body to and fro. The car could also go in a loop-de-loop and the horizon turns upside down and you get to see the world from an all wonky new perspective.
You can’t really know what you’re going to experience until you step into that car and strap yourself in.
What you do know though is that you’re going to have fun. You aren’t in control and you may not know what is going to happen next, but it’s ok. .
And that’s what life feels like sometimes.
Since moving back to Albuquerque and many other times in my life, there have been ups and downs and twists and turns along the way which I never would have imagined. I love my life and am grateful for all the crazy stuff I have experienced along the way. I’m glad my life is like a roller coaster.
So here’s the deal: We don’t know what our lives are going to bring. We can plan, but really, we can’t know for certain.
For example, recently, I’ve been planning on going on the road with R. in the truck for an adventure. I’ve been looking so forward to this, packing and planning and getting myself all ready to go. I even bought these crazy funnel things that….. ha ha…(I’ll share that story on my other blog Adventures of a Curly Girl)
Anyway, a couple of days ago, one of my cats started to act funny. Not bad funny, but not like himself which has me concerned. I’ve been keeping an eye on him and so far, so good, but if he’s not totally back to his usual awesome cat self by the time R. leaves, then I will stay home with him until he recuperates.
And there it is…just like a roller coaster with an unexpected turn. I may not be getting on the road with R. as soon as I had hoped. It’s ok though.
Life IS a roller coaster.
Might as well enjoy the ride!