I will never allow money to be the deciding factor when choosing a job if it’s at the expense of my happiness. I will never, ever (ever, ever) take back a man after finding out he lied to me. These are only two of the things that topped my long list of nevers I had mentally stored since my younger years. While I whole-heartedly believed in these nevers as an optimistic young girl, and to some extent still do as an adult, life has a way of calling your bluff. With time, hearts weaken (or strengthen), circumstances change, and forced wisdom alters decisions. As a result, that laundry list of things you swore you would ‘never’ do become “things you will never do, again”.
We’ve all made promises to ourselves of things that we won’t entertain, choices we won’t make, and people we won’t allow into our lives; but just as we’ve all made these promises, many of us have broken them a time or two. It’s just a part of life.
Here are some of the common ‘I Swore I Would Never’ proclamations some of us make as young girls only to break when we became women.