I learned a great lesson last year. I lesson easily forgotten, but then easily remembered.
What lesson is this you ask? A lesson about first impressions. They’re great, aren’t they? The quick and easy way to know if there’s chemistry between two people. Never mind if someone is having a bad day, in the end, he or she will be remembered by their first impression. A good first impression can guarantee success. Or well, failure. After all, wasn’t it a bad first impression that doomed Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy on the long journey of Pride & Prejudice?
My new hobby is writing my impressions. Meeting a person and then jotting down my thoughts. Each has been different based on person and my feelings toward that person. One only happened once – I wrote my thoughts, decided they wouldn’t be changing and left the document. As for another one, I wrote my first impression and then returned the next day to write my second impression.
A goal I have is to post impressions on here – in the future.
Anyways, my lesson was this: people aren’t their first impressions. Not even close. They are extremely complex with lots of depth. I cannot begin to explain how wrong I have been. In the past, I have had numerous first impressions and came to find, I was only drinking in what I wanted to see or what a person was feeding me.