We grow up carrying around certain beliefs, ideas and perspectives. We have things that we tell ourselves we wouldn’t do. It could be anything from playing sports to wearing false nails, hiring a cleaner to watching stand up comedy.
These aspects help shape the kind of people we end up becoming.
However, sometimes we reach a crossing where we want to explore other aspects of ourselves without the limitations we had previously used to form our identities.
Perhaps you now want to try something that conflicts with the ideas or beliefs of your past.
It could be something that appears small to others yet for you this change almost feels like a betrayal. It means you’re no longer the person you thought you were/would be.
It’s especially difficult when you start becoming or experimenting with things that you associate with the kind of person you used to judge and make negative assumptions about.