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Second Chances

Hi guys, it’s Ib

Do you have that one meal or snack that you absolutely despise? You had it. You hated it. Never again.

That was the relationship I had with fruit parfait.

It looked amazing the first time I saw it. Wow, the mix of the berries and nuts in the yoghurt. It looked like what heaven would taste like, till I had it. The absolute hell

I remember just completing closing my mind off fruit parfaits forever. I decided maybe it’s just not my thing. It was that bad.

Recently, my friend kept asking me to try out this parfait. At first I was skeptical, I told her that I’ve had it and I didn’t like it so I don’t think I’ll ever have it again. She didn’t give up though, she kept encouraging me to try it.

“Just try it. If you don’t like it then it’s on me”

I finally caved and ordered this parfait. Even while I held it in my hand, I was so sure I would drop it after two spoons. Surprisingly, I didn’t. I don’t know if it’s because I was watching a movie while having it but it tasted…nice.

Spoon after spoon after spoon until I emptied the cup.

It was at this moment that I realized that maybe the problem wasn’t the fruit parfait, it was that particular parfait I had from that particular vendor.

I thought about how this relates to tons of our experiences in life. It’s easy to try something once and say oh this is definitely not for me. We try something for the first time and when it doesn’t go as we planned, we give up on that thing forever but it shouldn’t be that way.

Your last relationship was hell and you conclude that dating isn’t meant for you. No, your previous partner wasn’t meant for you.

You failed a particular course? It could be your method of study that needs improvement or maybe even the lecturer

You began your weight gain/loss journey but you ended up breaking your cycle. Just try again with a different diet or workout plan.

You didn’t get admitted in your field of study? Try a different university or maybe think about whether that field is really for you.

The point of this post is to tell you guys and myself that it is okay to give second chances, try things again and again. IT’S FINE!

Life is way too short to be giving up on stuff.

What do you guys think?

Are there things that you’ve tried and given up on? What’s that one meal you had and said never again?! Also, have you had fruit parfait, do you like it?

Oh, here are pictures of my parfait. It was really lovely.

Also, there are a lot of things going on in the world right now. I hope and pray for your safety and protection. Stay safe, everyone.

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5 replies on “Second Chances”

Why do those pics look so good tho🌚. This is such a nice post. I had the same experience with guavas. Years ago, I think in 2014/15 I tried the fruit and really didn’t like it. My brothers always tried to convince me to try it but I refused. Eventually I did and now I love it. Hands down, one of the best fruits ever😋! I haven’t had fruit Parfait tho. First time hearing of it but maybe one day🌚.

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