Updated March 1, 2020
I used to be the King of Vows. I didn’t think twice about boldly proclaiming what I would or wouldn’t do.
I’ve made some good vows, like when I said, “I do” to my awesome wife in June of 2015. Then there are those I’ve spoken in moments of frustration or anger.
“I’ll never date another woman with blonde hair,” I said after a string of bad relationships, all with blonde-haired women. Guess what? My wife is blonde.
Then there was the time I shut down a failing business and swore I’d never go down that road again. I didn’t want the responsibility of owning a business, the stress, the headaches, or to worry about where the next dollar was coming from.
So, what did I do? I started another business seven years later.
I once got into a heated disagreement with someone who was supposed to be a friend. This guy spread rumors about anyone and everyone. He lived to gossip. One day, I found that I’d come up in one of his conversations and swore I’d never talk to him again. Enough was enough.
Yet we remained friends for eight more years.
Is it just me, or is there a pattern here?