Life is like a roller coaster. You must have heard it. People say that life is a roller coaster because it has it’s ups and downs and spins and its own twists.
Well I’m saying pretty much the same thing. Except that there’s an extension to this.
Imagine this –
You are in an adventure park. You are just finishing up on your snacks and deciding upon which roller coaster to ride next. Your eyes move from your left to your right and to your left scanning the area. And you land up on a not-too-big-not-too-small sized red roller coaster behind a themed restaurant with a fair amount of twists and turns, nothing too extreme.
You head towards it because there’s no reason to delay it.
Since you are not visiting the park during the peak season, you don’t have to wait in any lines and can even do some rides multiple times (that’s super lucky).
So you jump in the roller coaster seat and sit with your roller coaster buddy. The ride technician puts down the over-the-shoulder restraint and you hear it click, which means you’re ready to go. Woohoo!
The technician counts down from three to one and your seat starts moving.
The cart begins moving slowly towards your left.
You shut your eyes and expect it to pick up speed.
But for some reason it doesn’t. You wait for a few more seconds with your eyes closed thinking that maybe you expected it to pick up speed too fast.
But it still doesn’t.
Within a fraction of seconds, you think about opening your eyes to see what’s wrong, not wanting to witness a technical difficulty.
When you do open your eyes there is one good news and one bad news awaiting you.
The good news – there’s no technical difficulty.
The bad news – there’s a 21 meter absolutely vertical hill waiting for you. That is as nearly long as a fricking cricket pitch. And it is ABSOLUTELY UPRIGHT. You just didn’t see it because of the damned restaurant in front of it.
What do you do now?! There’s absolutely no way that you can stop this roller coaster at this moment. You can’t just jump off it either, because if you do and not die somehow, your mom will kill you for doing this. So either way, you’re dead.
The only you can do is sit there quietly making noise and enjoying the heck out of it. You can see the entire amusement park from the top of the vertical hill and it feels absolutely uh-mazing.
You actually do that and enjoy the roller coaster so much that you are up for redos reredos of the ride.
What you just imagined was an actual roller coaster experience from my perspective from when I was in a theme park in Dubai. I was there almost the same day as today last year. (Don’t mind me, I’m just a little nostalgic here from my trip)
As much fun it was, I also realised another reason for calling life a roller coaster while sitting in it and going towards the vertical cricket pitch.
Sometimes when you come on the ride of life, you get things you didn’t agree to or didn’t even know about (I definitely did not know there was going to be a 21 meter high vertical slope). Instead you get something different altogether. Sometimes you get thrown in situations without even wanting to. In such cases, all you can do is hold tight and enjoy the roller coaster (of course, unless you can get it stopped. Jumping is not really safe). You might even wanna ride it again.
Huh! Never thought I’d learn such deep things while sitting in a roller coaster.
Also here’s a visualisation of the experience I just narrated. Give it a read again and watch this video to know yourself how steep and high the slope was.
Tomorrow it will be exactly 6 months since I published my first blog post, “The Reason Why Chocobar is Underrated”. I’d like to know how much I’ve grown from there and I need your help to know that. If you’ve read this post or any other one or liked anything about my blog, drop an “I” in the comments below to let me know. That way I’ll know where and how far this blog is reaching. It would mean the world to me. Thank you for your love and support 😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️
Woah! Even though I went in this roller coaster, it felt like a whole new experience to me when I read this!
Look how you’ve grown! I feel so proud and euphoric witnessing this growth. From your first blog to this one, one things has been constant and that is your out of the box thought process. You’ve grown as a blogger as well as a person. I love how you challenge the old monotonous sayings and interpret them in your own unique way. Keep it up Geet. Keep writing!
So beautifully written I’m hookedd!
Great work! geet. Honestly i didn’t read all your blogs but the ones I’ve read were really out of the box.
*Aur Haan in sab baato ko sach mat Maan lena
You did an amazing job here Geet !
First of all, happy 6 months. May your blog reach new heights everyday and of course entertain, amuse and rejuvenate people across the globe.
Reading about this roller-coaster ride was actually a next level of euphoria. It was filled with crisp life lessons throughout and gave me a new perspective of the adventure parks and its restaurants, for some reason.;)
Awesome writing as always. You do get it done.
Ps: Been long, but I am back!
It’s been six months already?! It’s such a massive and heartfelt milestone, because not only you’ve grown with your writing, but changed many people of how they think about things in life. The job you do is sacred and important and I don’t know what I’d do without you. This blog post is as awesome as your first one, and you’ve done nothing but shared amazing things by conveying it through beautiful and simple life metaphors. You’re an awesome person, and you deserve the world.
Wow!!…. for a split second while reading this I felt that I was physically present in front of that fancy restaurant to witness your perspective changing roller coast ride, and trust me to give that kind of a first hand experience to the reader is a gift very few writers have and I m very proud to say that my best friend is a master in it and kudos to that … then of course, wish u a very happy 6 months of blogging, and no doubt I love your each and every post, but low key I’ll like to… Read more »
A flourishing journey of 6 months:) and many more amazing blogs on its way.
U has grown up so greatly and realizing all of the lessons of life and so true! The rollercoaster is one of them.
Now it’s one year, and looking forward to seeing U guys soon…
Indeed, I’ve to plan my visit soon to IMG as I started feeling the rollercoaster tickle in my stomach.
Good luck and keep rocking.
The BIG “I” 4 U. 🙂
May u achieve new heights with your every blog. From the reason why chocobar is underrated to this post, it’s been an amazing journey and may u always shine and continue to inspire us with your blogs.
Great Work…..Congrats on your 6 Month journey, keep writing more blogs, you’re amazing at it!