I can’t be the only person who has made absolute statements only to be made a liar of. I do it, a lot. I like to take polarizing stances and then somehow I’m left with my foot in my mouth, doing the very thing I never thought I would.
Like remember how I said I would NEVER watch any of the Halloween, Friday the 13th, or Saw movies? Yeah, watched at least one of all of them. I wasn’t happy about it, but I watched it.
Or that time that I swore I would never be cool enough to have head shots taken, or a professional photo shoot done…well, I just had one this past weekend. So, that happened!
How about when I convinced myself, despite my greatest desire to be a published writer, that I was fooling myself into thinking I could be…whelp, my magazine being sold in Barnes & Noble kinda shattered that one over the summer and again this fall.
Or when I fell in love with Apple when I got my iPhone, and even more so when I purchased my MacBook Pro an swore I’d be loyal forever. Remember that? Well, I lied. I’m not the very happy owner of a Samsung s5 phone and I don’t see myself ever going back to an iphone. BOOM. Suck that hipster apple users.
Almost nothing beats the whole “I’ll never be the kid of woman who is vain enough to wear makeup every day…that’s exhausting”. Except, now I love playing around with makeup and do wear it almost every single day and I don’t think there’s anything vain or shallow about it.
I made a liar out of myself, and occasionally by other people who convince me that I should be doing things I never thought I would be, and you know what? I love that! I love that I am taking me “I will never”s and turning them into “okays”. I’m excited that I’m branching out, that I’m taking some risks.
Make a Liar out of Yourself
- Because absolutes are boring!
- Because you should always challenge yourself.
- Unless it hurts you, or others, there’s no real reason not to try new things. I mean, don’t start going “hey, I should try meth” because that’s still an awful idea. Use common sense when branching out.
Challenge yourself, badass!
Tell me, what have you been dying to try?