Hey, dude! It’s been way, way too long. Like, WAY too long. When was the last time we really saw each other? I think it was in the Kohl’s dressing room when I was trying on that absurdly booby-licious two-piece. I ended up buying it, mostly because the bottom had ties on sides. WHY IS THERE ANY OTHER TYPE OF SWIMSUIT BOTTOM.
Anyway, I just wanted to touch base because I feel like things have been a little weird between us lately. Not bad per se but … different. I feel like you’re changing (which you’re totally allowed to do) and you’re asking a little bit more of me. You need a little more time and effort than I’ve been wanting to give you and I’ve been ignoring that. I’ve been treating you the same way I treated you in college and high school and expecting that that was good enough.
I’ve been treating you like who you used to be, instead of who you are now. As one of my favorite bloggers says “you’re allowed to change and if people love you, they’ll let you.”
I’ve been asking you to wear things that are too small, too tight, a weird cut or just not right for you. I’ve been trying to make those size six jeans work and – let’s be real – they are not the jeans for you.
And to add insult to injury, I’ve been in denial about this for a while now – which isn’t fair to either of us. I’ve been keeping the same currently-ill-fitting jeans and too-small-bras and cute-but-painful shoes around for years, making you wear them and then getting upset when you don’t like them. Again, not fair.
That ends now, body. From here on out, I pledge to do better. I’m going to buy you things that fit and work for you today – not who you were ten years ago. I’m going to acknowledge that somehow you defied your genetic destiny and turned out hourglass-y. And that’s awesome! And you should be decorated in a way that honors that.
You deserve things that you feel good in right now. Maybe the way you look will change in a few months or years, but wearing the wrong stuff right now benefits no one. It makes you uncomfortable and it make me self-conscious and weird. Let’s stop, shall we?
Anyway, I hope all is well. I’m heading for Buffalo Exchange – hope to see you there!
P.S. Aren’t you glad this is the year of the rear? WHO KNEW YOU’D BE SO POPULAR?!