Everyday that passes on this 100 day challenge isn’t easy as you may think. Finding one thing a day that makes me grateful is a bit of challenge even when I feel like giving up sometimes. But it’s the part where i have to stop and really pay attention to the world around me that reminds me you get to choose what kind of day you get to have.
I may seem like a “got it all”, “carefree”, and “easy go lucky girl” and you may or may not be probably right. However, I only exude this type of confidence because of the attitude I built from all of my experiences. Lately, I have been dealing with challenges of my own ranging from being my fathers caretaker, career ambitions, love life, and friendship relationships. So today, I was ecstatic to take a break from the foes of life when i went to the beach amusement park with some friends.
Going to the amusement park one of the things we did was ride the Giant Dipper Rollercoaster. It may sound really cliche, but being able to yell at the top of my lungs was like a breath of fresh air. It was like being able to release all the tension and worries I had. Riding it I absolutely had no choice but to give in and live in the present moment. Twists and turns it was a mix of excitement and fear all into one.
Which led me to remember that life is full of days like this. Sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down. You can choose to hop on and choose to not. It may seem easier to not deal with different issues in our lives that cause us stress or anxiety. However, we can’t run away or avoid it forever because ultimately we might be missing out on something that could be potentially exciting and joyful. Usually what prevents us from getting on that train is: FEAR.
There are things in life you can control and things you can’t. Just like a rollercoaster. You don’t know where it’ll go. What you can control is to be able to live in the present moment and just go with it. Even if you’re afraid you’ll never know the outcome if you don’t try. That’s the beauty of it.
Theres a quote I have next to my bedside wall that I always look at when I dwell on things I fear:
Always do what you’re afraid to do.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today, I can say I did some courageous things that I feared the most. After riding that roller coaster it reminded me that everything was going to be okay. Before leaving my friends at the park tonight I treated myself to an ice cream. Because after all you should always reward yourself for things you thought you could not accomplish.
It’s days like this that you shouldn’t fear what comes next. You should learn to adapt and face the moments as they happen. Everything we feel and everything we do builds our strengths to our weaknesses. Sometimes we have to be vulnerable to not knowing.
On the rollercoaster of life, learn to love the ride.