This time however I decided to do make a team of Pokémon I have either extremely rarely or never used on my team. After roughly 6 hours of gameplay I have made it through the first 6 gyms (to give some perspective, it usually takes me 10-11 hours of gameplay to make it that far iirc) with a team of Marshtomp, Swellow, Breloom, Swalot, Torkoal. I plan on getting a spheal when I get that far in the game.
The point I am trying to make is that my impulse decision to try something new I never have before turned out to be a surprisingly enormous success and it has caused me to reflect. Overall, I am not someone who tends to experiment outside my comfort zone. I don't normally try new things. In most cases if I have, it tends to be a direct result of my father pressuring me to do so. Although most of the time his suggestions end up being good ones, I remain hesitant in trying something new.
Though it seems ridiculous that Pokémon would be the catalyst that causes this change, it seems to be the case nonetheless and so I make this pledge to always try new things and to not be so judgmental.
Oh and before you even say a goddamn word, no this does not mean I plan on using illegal substances, falling into the temptation of peer pressure etc... I'm not weak.