Changing your mind

There’s nothing wrong with it.

Sometimes it’s hard, especially if you have invested a lot of time, effort or money into the thing about which you are changing your mind.

But if new evidence becomes available, or a new opportunity arises, or the initial idea is no longer a good one, it’s OK to do it. And often it’s the right thing to do.

It’s sometimes seen as a sign of weakness, but it shouldn’t be. Not most of the time anyway. Because it often takes real strength and courage to do so.

And today, the people in our wonderful community theatre here in Sligo – the Hawk’s Well, have told me that since booking the tickets in May, a few people have changed their mind about coming to the show this weekend. For all sorts of reasons. And so a small number of tickets have become available. For each night – Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

And it’s going to be a hell of a show. I sent the email about final rehearsals earlier today and it went to over 70 musicians. We have some big-name newcomers, some relatively unknown ones, and many of your theme night favourites will return once more to the stage. We have narrowed down Stevie Wonder’s amazing catalogue down to 27 songs, each one a gem.

So given this new evidence, maybe you want to change your mind about what you’re going to do this weekend. Give the nice people in the Hawk’s Well a call on 071-9161518 and they will sort you out.

I'm Kieran and I play piano. Actually I do a bit more than just playing - I teach others how to play, and I write music, arrange it and host/produce shows.