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Being nice to myself, continued

Monday, November 11, 2013

This weekend, I bought shirts. I know, not exactly earth-shattering news, but it's not something I normally do. I tend to acquire new clothes haphazardly, at a thrift store, or at some massive clearance sale. They tend to be plain, scoop-neck or v-neck t-shirts, usually in bright colors, but really kind of boring. I have been wearing the same bunch of scoop-neck T-shirts for more than a year, and they are getting old and sad and worn-out.

Lately I have been feeling embarrassed when I am trying to get ready to go somewhere and I realize that I have nothing decent or flattering to wear. I end up putting on something I don't like and I feel like crap about how I look. I've known for awhile that I needed to go shopping, but two things were stopping me: first, I have a really hard time spending money on myself; second, trying on clothes is usually an unpleasant experience that makes me feel even worse about myself than I did before. However, this weekend, I got brave and went shopping, and actually bought FIVE new shirts! Only one of the five was a t-shirt. I bought them all on clearance (baby steps, people), but they are all pretty, flattering, and in different styles than I usually wear. It feels good to know that there is something in my closet that I will actually want to put on tomorrow morning when I head to work!
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