Changed Your Mind Again?
The world is a better place with donuts. 🍩
When I was 5, my Dad would always bring home a box of Dunkin’ Donuts after work. I’d always pick Bavarian Cream — it was my Mom’s favorite and it became mine too (because when we were kids we were, more often than not, little copycats of our parents). I’d sworn off the Choco Butternut-flavored ones because they didn’t look yummy to my younger self.
Not sure if a donut fairy waved a wand at me and decided that I must try this flavor, but one random day I decided to take a bite and taste it. And how I loooooved it. I can’t believe I’ve missed out on its deliciousness for over a decade! Why did no one give me the memo?
A couple years after that discovery, I changed my mind again.
Some of my friends were unimpressed by the classic sitcom Friends. They liked How I Met Your Mother better. To my dismay, I told them, “For me, Friends will always be better than HIMYM!”
The show was legen — wait for it — dary!!! I love Robin, Marshall, Barney, Ted, and Lily just as much as I love Monica, Chandler, Joey, Rachel, Phoebe, and Ross. Sorry not sorry. 😂
These tiny mindshifts reminded me that I can change. I don’t have to be who I was 5 years ago just so I could please or not offend someone.
“Remember — humans once believed the world was flat, that margarine was better than butter, and that an ice-pick lobotomy cured mental illness. Aren’t you glad those days are over?”
— Marie Forleo, Everything Is Figureoutable
You’re allowed to change your mind too.
If you’ve outgrown a habit or belief or your season, I hope you don’t shy away from embracing change. I don’t know anyone who refused change yet still managed to grow into the person they wanted to be.
Snakes shed their skin when it is old, worn out, and doesn’t fit like it used to. You could do the same with the things that don’t feel true for you anymore.
On the 14th of August 2019, I wrote this on my journal:
I will grow so remarkably that people will have to get to know me all over again.
And I hope the people who met me two years ago (or way before) would agree today.
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