When your nevers turn into maybes, wait no - yeses
I often tell people that I never say never because the universe will always find a way to make you eat those words, and yet, when it comes to certain situations, I'll still say never. However, 2017 is making me eat those words like never before with three of my nevers already taking a nosedive and we're only in April.
If you know about my professional life or read a couple of the early posts on here, you might know about one of my biggest never agains. I could say with certainty that I never wanted to work in certain situations again. But the universe came and indirectly assured I would be. Maybe God/the universe/whatever you believe in is telling me I'm not done learning that lesson yet and that I checked out before my time was up. Or maybe it just goes back to the fact that I should truly never say never and actually mean it.
Another one of my nevers was that I would never reconnect with one of my exes becaus our relationship was wracked with disagreements and sometimes discomfort and yet I moved to Nassau and we somehow became friends. I still won't take it beyond a friendship but I'm no longer saying never about it because I know the universe will be like bitch, you thought!
My final and biggest never that I say to whoever will listen is that I'll never date a man with a child. I say it to my friends, on twitter, to anyone really. I feel like if I've made it to 25 childless, then anyone I'm interested in could have also made it to whatever age they are without children as well. I also don't really want children so I definitely don't want any future partner to have some without me. However very recently, I gave my number to someone and as we spoke, I found out he has a child. Initially I was like abort mission, but my friends reminded me that I said I would open myself up to new experiences this year, especially in relation to dating so I'm not writing him off just yet.
If this year is teaching me anything, it's teaching me to stop saying never for sure. It's also teaching me to because what I put into the universe because it could come back to bite me in the ass. It's also teaching me that maybe i shouldn't shun every man with a child. I'm still not hopping on the line for single dad's though. You still can only have one and unless the chemistry is amazing I'm still not really into men with kids. But hey, never say never right?