I took my kids to the rec center to swim. I went down the water slide as well. It’s a little fast for me, it’s dark, and I could not see where I was going. The slide would turn to the left then the right, unexpectedly. It totally freaked me out, until I just relaxed, and went with the flow.
I struggled with anxiety for the past 20 years. It was difficult for me to even go on the water slide in the first place. It was not that bad at all! It was actually quite fun! I’m glad I went.
I made a realization afterwards. See, I like to plan ahead and know what is going to happen next. I definitely had no idea where I was going or what would happen next in that dark tunnel, as I plummeted into the water, after being turned this way and that.
That can be just like our lives. We have no idea what tomorrow brings, and sometimes life pulls you different directions. But if you let go, enjoy the ride, and go with the flow, you’ll actually have fun!
I thought to myself if I quit trying to predict what will happen next, when I’m in a dark tunnel in life, it would help me be less anxious. Also if I just let go and have fun, I would have a better quality of life and have fun. As we go through this journey called life, we need to learn to let go of worries and do our best. Yes, life can be unpredictable and dark. But we can still enjoy the ride.
I also realized that I’m getting to old for this… Haha! 😂😂😂