180 Degrees

Tell us about a time you did a 180 — changed your views on something, reversed a decision, or acted in a way you ordinarily don’t.

The Daily Prompt suggestions are quite interesting to me as I find myself more usually being the opposite. So when the latest suggestion was about describing a time when you changed your views, it just so happens that this comes at a time when I haven’t been.

I am, unfortunately, a person who can over-commit on less than trivial things. I didn’t go look for a pet dog (sorry, dogs) because I knew I would go and look at them, still want them and then get them despite not being in the best of positions to look after Derek and Finley. I proved this point when Moo arrived.

My inability to change my mind has left me thinking recently about two conflicting cliches surrounding a situation (or three). People say that you only regret the things you don’t do. But if I have a 7/10 situation that I would badly miss, and I do something to try to make it a 10 and end up with a 1, then I’m going to regret doing it. So the question is whether the juice is worth the squeeze, but I won’t know that until I’m regretting.

And that’s the thing – sometimes I can’t make a u-turn because not everything can be undone. If they could, I know that I’d have done what I wanted, just to find out.

I want to live in a world where I’ll be strong.
I want to live –
I will survive
And I believe that it won’t be very long
If we turn, turn, turn, turn.

Turn by Travis

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