It has been a time, let me tell you. While I could go into intricate/monotonous/exciting/salty details, suffice to say: My first impression is always the right one. It's not always the one I go with, but I've learned over the past month, I definitely SHOULD always trust my gut instinct on people/places/events. It's a fascinating realization.
Take, for instance, meeting someone new. You get an immediate read off of them, sometimes without them even saying anything. Time goes by, and you slowly feel yourself interacting with them, and thinking, "maybe they are(n't) such and such a way." You think things could be different. And then, as time continues on, you realize, No, they aren't. And you were right from the start.
I've always lamented that I don't understand people - they confuse and irritate me. But it appears that, at least subconsciously/innately, I read them better than I realize. I'm also not saying that there's anything wrong with giving people second chances. But it's intriguing to me that, looking back on my interactions and relationships with all manner of people in all areas of my life, my first feeling towards them has always led me true, even if it took me making mistakes to see it.