It’s not easy to look at these pictures. When I see them it’s hard not to feel sad about where I was less than a year ago. And while I know I haven’t changed drastically on the outside yet, I have changed on the inside. And with those changes, I’ve begun seeing the fruits of my labor.
Last year, we had a very cold winter in New York. There was a lot of snow, a lot of wind and I needed to wear my coat most days. Below is a picture me, at the botanical gardens in the Bronx, wearing the coat that fit me best in January. It was too tight to button properly, but I was wearing the biggest coat I could buy from Avenue. And I did my best to make it work though as you can see, it was breezy in there.
I also wore this lighter trench on rainy days and days when the wool coat was too warm. I couldn’t button it either, but I tried to make it look as though I could if I needed to.
And now, six months after turning over a new leaf, it is getting cold again. It’s windy, and I can definitely feel fall in the air. Winter will be here before we know it, and I am so excited to say that I’ll be able to button every button on every coat I own. I’ll get to wear a cute scarf that matches as opposed to the heaviest ones I can find because they’ll be tucked away under the buttons on my buttoned coat.
This accomplishment, though insignificant to some, gives me unspeakable pride. And it’s gives me unwavering confidence that I can do this. And just wait until next winter…because it’s only going to get better!