There are certain things in life we generally develop a phobia for, sometimes this fear comes even before we try or experience them. Now somewhere in my mind I just wasn’t one up for roller coaster rides and this was because I did not see the essence.
I happened to visit one of the fun parks with family, and my 5-year-old at the time challenged my gut and courage to go on one of the rides.
At that point, I said to myself “I cannot fall this little one’s hand” and decided to prove a as I walked onto this ride that appeared to be a ride for kids at first sight. Not only did it have an animated outlook, but it was also situated in what looked like a kids’ play place. I went on this ride accompanied by a friend who shared the same phobia.
…At the beginning I was a little nervous and thought of skipping it, however, my friend encouraged me to have fun and enjoy the ride. We hopped in, along with other people, and seated well, having a thrill in mind and a bit of a nervy feeling too, there was a little fear at the back of my mind of what sort of experience is it going to be.
The one thing that got me worried was when we were asked to take off our sunglasses, and those who had weaves were asked to tie their hair in a bun. At that point, I began to ask myself why an indoor ride required such rules. But what do I know?
This thingy started slowly taking us from a shelter curved tunnel and taking small turns, preparing us to be cool-headed and then here we go… I noticed we were suddenly outdoors on a long track. That was the last I saw because at that point my friend held on tight to my hands and I had my eyes shut all the way
…. up and down, right and left turn, and so on. We enjoyed almost 2 to 3 minutes of the thrilling and adventurous ride.
Feeling up above all, and as if we are flying all alone; everyone had a different experience though some were enjoying and others nervous and wanted the ride to get over. Screams and yells were heard, and this way the thrilling entertainment got over just within minutes. Everyone got down and shared their experience, I was speechless for a moment; didn’t realize whether I was scared or enjoyed it. But the overall experience was good and I got to know how well I had enjoyed it when I said to myself “Never again”. Like why would I want to go on something that felt like pure madness? Other family members even laughed through faster rides and got back wanting more. What an irony!
Life can be likened to a roller-coaster ride, everyone has different experiences and views about how to live and what to do; life comes with its ups and downs in life, many people scream and yell about life events and live this journey whereas many gladly accept the fact and live it fully. In this roller-coaster ride of life no one is able to understand what others feel and why people behave differently in various situations as everyone is busy understanding their own experience of riding this roller-coaster. I believe we require guts and courage to take some rides in life, but the experience would only be gained by those who are willing to take a shot at it.
Let us bring out the daring side in ourselves and have the desire to flaunt while riding this trickiest roller coaster of life charmingly. I will try to do better when I grow up 😊