Relationships Are Like an Amusement Park

To make the most of my time at an amusement park, I plan things out.  I usually go to the rides furthest from the gate entrance.  I don’t want to get to the end of the day when I am tired and have to walk all the way back to the parking lot.  I also get a Fast Pass when possible.  Something similar to speed dating. 

When you think of an amusement park, what comes to mind.  Is it a specific ride, the carnival games or the food?  I love the fried dough!  For me, I like the roller coaster but only if it doesn’t do a loop.  If it did, I would be in trouble.  I like the anticipation as the car rolls to the top of the track and the exhilaration as it plummets downward.  There is also anticipation when you are going to meet someone for the first time and how you may be so nervous you feel a little nauseous.  Hopefully you don’t get sick.

Do you prefer to ride on the Merry-Go-Round that goes in a more predictable path with less risk?  You can change from one animal to another with less danger.  You have a pole to hold onto to keep you more centered.  There are some lights and music as well to offer some stimulation.

How about the tea cups?  They spin around and around and you can control the speed using the wheel in the center.  Relationships can make you dizzy and keep you off balance.  Sometimes that is good but over time that could be difficult.  It is understandable that in the beginning, this is natural and can be very exciting.

Another ride that I enjoy is Bumper Cars.  However, maybe not when it comes to relationships.  Do you look for “affairs” like Bumper Cars?  You “bump” into others for one night or a superficial connection and then move onto the next one.  Are you unwilling to consider a deeper partnership?

So dating is like an amusement park.  You can get more out of the experience when you have a plan and know what it is you want to do.  Are you just out to get as many dates (rides) as you can?  Do you want to just have fun, try something new or make it a day to remember?  It’s up to you.  Remember to be safe and buckle up when necessary.

#relationships #amusementpark #kimcubittconsulting

Published by kimcubittconsulting

I am a Certified Relationship and Career Coach, retired Public School Teacher and work as an Adjunct Communications College Professor.

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