Do you have a someday wardrobe tucked away? Maybe even sprinkled in the closet and drawers with your current wardrobe, taunting you every morning that you’re not worthy of wearing them today.
It’s the jeans you fit into five years ago, the fantastic little black dress in the size you were for all of three months when you were obsessed with the gym and calorie counting or the bikini you wore on a beach vacation long long ago, before children, before you even started your current career.
Maybe they’re tucked in a box in your garage. As the seasons change and you tote out boxed up snowsuits and winter boots and see that box, the box that says, “if you’d just try harder I’d be in your closet and you’d be really happy,” and shame, guilt and frustration washes over you.
Fitting into your skinny jeans will not make you happier.
Fitting into your skinny jeans will not make you a better person.
Fitting into your skinny jeans will not give you more sleep, make you rich, put dinner on the table, lower gas prices or walk the dog.
Get rid of them.
Sending your skinny jeans away does not mean:
- you’ll never be that size again
- you’ve given up
Sending your skinny jeans away does mean:
- you like who you are today
- you’re living in this day, this world and this life – not the past
Of course, if you’re well on your way to wearing them in the next few months, keep them.
But if they’ve been taunting you for years and you can’t get them over your thighs, send them away.
You need to look in your closet and feel good about what you’re going to wear today. You need to feel good about yourself today – whatever shape or size it may be.
Anyone have a box of clothing from an era of their life that they’re holding onto?