First of all I want to re-state, or re-iterate for the record that I am not a psychologist. Nor have I ever taken any psychology courses. This is all based on experience.
I know it is difficult to except the idea that you can be on cloud nine one day. Then feeling like you are down in the dumps the next. In some cases all it takes is one little instance that can make you feel like everything has changed. It can be a quick glance from some one you admire, or an unexpected message form some one you desire to be with. On the flip side it could be a brush off, something they do to make you feel less important. Maybe the a fore-mentioned message isn’t the news you wanted to hear.
It certainly can feel like a roller coaster ride. I have always run on the philosophy of ‘hope for the best and prepare for the worst.’ It is a way of protecting my heart form total melt down. I, unlike so many others I have seen, have a well rounded self-esteem level. I do not put myself up on a pedestal, yet I believe I am a great guy to be with. I am not so conceited that I feel it is their loss not to be with me. I do think I am losing out if they leave. However, I have always felt that the right one is out there I just need patience and hope.
Of course the roller coaster does not just start and stop with the heart. There are the thoughts of career choice, hell I have even seen people go through the ups and downs just trying to decide what kind of fish to buy and how to cook it. My main point is you know there are going to be highs and lows during your life. It is not how many, but how you deal with them that makes you breaks you.
Yes there are going to be times when you get so frustrated you just want to give it up. Give up on love, give up on trying, maybe even life itself. It is the power of your mind that must kick in and tell you that you are worth every penny you have invested in yourself and the right person will see that. By the way, it might not occur when you are a young buck/spring chicken. It may happen later on in life when you are older. You just need a little patience, persistence, and perseverance.
You can give up on the ones you feel have given up on you, but never give up on yourself!!!
Persistence, Patience, and Perseverance
With persistence I do chase your heart, searching a love that is true.
A persistence I hope will be rewarded by a life and love with you.
Patience is a virtue, one I do admit have very little of.
Patience I do practice, for I wish not to chase away your love.
Perseverance is my goal, and at this I must not go awry.
Persevere I will lest your heart wishes to stave off my try.