It's Okay to Change Your Mind
This statement might seem completely obvious, but I think it’s something a lot of us tend to forget. Whether it’s a degree, a relationship, or a top from Express (been there), what you want today might not be the same as what you want tomorrow, and you know what? That’s okay. It’s okay to change your mind, and you don’t owe anyone an explanation for it. I used to think that if I told someone one thing, and changed my mind a month later, that made me a hypocrite. I was afraid of committing to a belief or an idea because I thought that meant I had to subscribe to that idea for the rest of my life. And as embarrassing as it is to admit that I ever thought that way, I’m proud that now I can confidently say that that’s complete bullshit. As humans, we’re designed to grow and evolve- our lives and our societies literally depend on it- so to assume that over the course of your life your interests and ideas would stay exactly the same, is ridiculous. Sure, some people experience change faster than others, and maybe some only experience it on a minuscule level, but you owe it to yourself to make the decisions that move you in the right direction for your life. If something doesn’t feel right, that’s okay. Listen to your gut, and do what’s right for you. People will judge your decisions whether or not they know you, and whether or not they know why you made those decisions. As long as you’re being true to yourself, and you know in your heart that you’re making the right decisions for you, that’s the only thing that matters. And you know what? If someone is still judging the person you were 5 years ago, without getting to know the current version of you, they probably haven’t done much growing themselves. What you want tomorrow, a month from now, or a year from now could be completely different from what you want in this moment. Just follow your heart, and do what feels right. It’s okay to change your mind. It doesn’t make you a hypocrite; it just makes you human.