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It's happy and sad at the same time

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I finally did it. I parted with my favorite purple sweater. It was time. I had undergrown it. This wasn't a really recent development. I should have said goodbye this winter. But it is my favorite sweater. It is a deep purple with a V-neck. It isn't too heavy (I tend to be a warm person, and I'm pretty well insulated) and works great with a lacy cami under it. I put it on last week with the intention of wearing it out. I looked in the mirror and realized it looked pretty ridiculous. Part of me wants to hang on to it, because I like it so much. But the rational part of me decided it needs to get out of the house. I don't need to hang on to clothes that are too big for me. I do much better if I only have clothes that fit. Not extra sizes "just in case" I happen to gain or lose weight. I will get new clothes as I need them, but I purged the small sizes several years ago. It was good because they were starting to get outdated anyway.

So....goodbye favorite purple sweater. I hope you make someone else as happy as you made me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
POMATOJUICE 4/25/2013 12:36PM

    I hate having to say goodbye to clothes I loved before! Fortunately, there were only a few things I really felt bad for getting rid of. Congratulations on a bittersweet victory! The bright side is, now you can find something new you really like!

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KARENCRANER 4/25/2013 10:29AM

    Purple Sweater, may you rest in peace! emoticon

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VALYNN26 4/24/2013 8:23AM

    What a great reason to have to get rid of something. You undergrew it! Congratulations & keep up the good work!

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NELLJONES 4/24/2013 8:07AM

    It's hard to get rid of something you love just because you have outgrown it, but you'll find something else to love. We all do.

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KBEHNKE81 4/23/2013 11:34PM

    Congrats on undergrowing your clothes. I think it's a big step to let go of something so "precious" from your past. Time to move on, though. Good luck finding that new favorite sweater.

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NEWRUNNER2 4/23/2013 11:01PM

    Thanks for this blog! It made me: emoticon

Keep up the good work. You're moving in the right direction.

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