Don’t over think things. Your first reaction was probably spot on, just go with your gut, follow your instinct, you never know whether things will work out or not. But if you did what you wanted, and it granted you happiness, if only temporarily, wasn’t it worth it?
My point is, there are a lot of people in the world. No one ever sees everything the same way you do; it just doesn’t happen. So when you find one person who gets a couple of things, especially if they’re important ones… you might as well hold on to them. You know?