My Roller Coaster
Life is like a roller coaster; some days were on cloud nine and happy. Other days something might hit us and we fall into a low and feel horrible. Other days we might be going straight and just coasting in life. We’re just going with the flow of life and every day, not really giving it our all. Every once and a while there will be days you get to taste a little of everything.
Well, I don’t like heights, to begin with, so it takes a lot to get me to do something with heights. I have no problem at almost 28 years old admitting that heights bother me. It freaks me out, and well I’m ok with that. Yes, I’m trying to get better with it, skydiving is still on my bucket list to do one day. Going skydiving seems very extreme and well the smart or dumb thing to help with it haha.
Just Getting Started
In the morning you wake up and start your day, in a roller coaster usually your start a little slower and work your way to the first big drop or climb. Sometimes depending on life and what’s coming our way or what was going through, there’s nothing we can do. You just need to hold onto something and get the strength and go through that drop or whatever is waiting for you on the other side.
Here’s another example for you. I dropped down to part-time a little over a year ago to try and pursue writing more and roll the dice. Well, I’m here a year later, and I’m still rolling the dice you could say. That’s life sometimes things take longer or lining up all of the pieces to what you’re working on. Now I believe I still made the right move, it’s just taking a little longer then I would have liked. In that time, I started this blog, and it has been a lot of fun. Yes, it has been a lot of work, but what do you expect? I’m building something from scratch, I’m building my website up to try and reach people. Nobody knows Peter Harrower YET, is the keyword.
The Bar Is Set High
I have big goals to accomplish and I know I can accomplish them and I know I’m capable of doing that. I just need to keep working and doing the best I can every day when I’m on my roller coaster and going through life and this journey we are on every day.
In that time, my book did not get published so that’s frustrating. I’m still waiting for the editor to finish, and it’s taking longer then I would have liked. That’s life, things come up, things change and you have to be prepared to roll with whatever comes your way. Now a plus about that is, I’m almost done with the first book in my three-book series. Hopefully, by the summer, I’ll have enough money on the side to send that to an editor. I quickly learned to start from scratch is very expensive. Also starting from scratch and not making much money before I started doing this, is also very tricky.
Our Unique Roller Coaster
That’s why life is so special and were all on different paths. Were all on different roller coasters every day. Some are going up, some are going down, some might be taking crazy turns trying to figure out what’s next. What’s important is no matter where you are, you don’t stop and you keep going. That’s the first rule you want to remember. Don’t stop keep moving and keep going.
Yes, I know it’s easier said than done. That’s why you need to find what it is your fighting for, why are you chasing this dream of yours? You have to look deep down within yourself, and figure out where this hunger and motivation to do what it is you want to do came from? Is it for the money, for the fame, do you want people to know who you are, maybe you just want to help people. We all have different reasons as to why we’re chasing this dream and sacrificing what we’re sacrificing to get there and accomplish that goal we’re working on.
Embrace What Comes Your Way
Somedays you won’t want to get up, or you feel like crap and your tired and you don’t feel like working. Well, this might surprise you, but everyone goes through that. I struggle with that constantly, all I want to do is keep writing books and my next blog posts for the days to come. I love it, and it makes me feel happy and free. With my message, I’m trying to share I need to keep giving more to the people that need to hear my story. Unfortunately, the real world is knocking and well I’m not making any money from my blog or books yet, so I don’t have that luxury YET. Again, notice the keyword yet. That is the goal and that’s my mission that I’m working towards, helping others just like me.
Once it’s the end of the night, don’t always focus or get distracted by what you didn’t do or what little you accomplished. Try flipping that mindset to a positive, and say wow look at what I accomplished today? Sure, it might not be as much as yesterday or the day before, life happens and things come up.
You only have so much time every day to work with. Time is a gift, life is a gift, let’s start treating it like a gift. Remember, we don’t own time we don’t even own our life. Were just renters and renting time until our journey comes to an end whenever that might be. It can be taken away from us at any moment. That’s why you need to start enjoying the ups and learning and growing from the downs. That’s how you grow and that’s how you become a better version of yourself.