T-pisode 326: The Rollercoaster Theory

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The Zakim Bridge in Boston is the closest thing I have to a rollercoaster pic, people. Sorry. I’m still banned from most amusement parks from my teenage years.
The Zakim Bridge in Boston is the closest thing I have to a rollercoaster pic, people. Sorry. I’m still banned from most amusement parks from my teenage years.

 

Ups and downs. That’s life. Ups and downs. Work. Relationships. Friends. Family. Dating. Health. Sports. Money. Love. Everything you look at in your life has had its ups and downs. Everything for the rest of your life will have its ups and downs. The goal is to stay up in all aspects of your life for as long as possible. Right? But if you never fall down, if you don’t hit the bottom every once in a while, then you cannot truly appreciate the ups when they happen. Right? Life is a rollercoaster people. And nothing is more like a rollercoaster than the world of dating. I present…The Rollercoaster Theory.

Back to back dating T-pisodes? Yep. And I have a few more coming up the next few Mondays. Deal with it. I have spent a big chunk of my time convincing myself that I don’t like drama. That I don’t want the excitement and spontaneity that comes with dating the younger, “wild” girls that I have been prone to date in the past. I have spent a large amount of time convincing myself that I would never go back to dating the same women I have dated in the past. But yet with some, I have done sequels and even trilogies with others. I have spent a TON of time and energy telling myself and my closest friends that I’m ready to live a “normal” life. Buy that house in the ‘burbs. Get a wife. Spit out some kids. Have Sunday cookouts. Start those annual Disney trips that everyone else my age has done on Facebook. Shit, maybe even start posting some of those “my kid is going back to school” by grade pics that they love posting so much. Thank God my mother never made me do that shit. Thank God again that social media didn’t exist when I was a kid. Anyway…I’m on an up in many aspects of my life. I’m on a climb in other areas as well. That’s good, right? But the only place I still get the downs along with the ups is when it comes to dating. Shit, sometimes I even get those wicked turns and insane drops out of nowhere like on a rollercoaster when it comes to dating! What I’m saying is…I like rollercoasters. Hell, I love them. So I think I’m always going to look for an adventure when it comes to dating. The most fun ride in the park. The reason why I paid to be in the park. But what I’m also saying is…I don’t need to go on all the other rides anymore. I just want to ride the rollercoaster. With one last person to go on the ride with. To enjoy it with.

Life is a rollercoaster. And no one likes to ride the rollercoaster by themselves. Sure, you’ll go on it by yourself if the group of friends you’re with has uneven numbers. Sometimes you’ll jump on with the stranger you just met in line. But it would be nice to go up and down, whip left to right, scream and scare the shit out of yourself with someone next to you that you enjoy riding the rollercoaster with. It’s just better that way. And that’s…The Rollercoaster Theory.

 

Until next time. Always take it there.

T