Being inconsistent doesn’t make people hypocritical or fickle. We need to be able to change our opinions and take events and ideas into consideration. Otherwise we’d be fixed and never move on. Remaining entrenched in a position seems to give some people the right to deliver lectures on unpredictability, but you’re absolutely right to change your mind. You have new priorities which are a reflection of a new reality. Don’t give yourself a tough time and don’t allow anyone else to either.