I used to be a size 6….a few times to be exact.
In my 20’s I used to get crazy haircuts with fun colors. Now my hair has only two colors and that’s only when my roots are showing!
Before I had kids, I used to have a belly button that looked like pursed lips. Now it has deep lines all around as if those lips smoked A LOT and is set in a perpetual frown.
I used to be able to wear a small watch. Now, when I stretch out my arm far enough for my eyes to focus on that watch, its features are too small for me to see the time!
I used to be able to walk in stiletto heels all day. Now, three hours max…..sitting down.
I used to be able to recover from a cold or muscle exertion in 24 hours, now it takes me a week.
I used to remember where I put my keys. I used to go out to dinner more. I used to buy and look at fashion magazines. I used to be able to stay up all hours of the night. I used to take my kids to play dates. I used to……..There’s no use in lamenting who I used to be. I am the person who I was destined to be, right now. My past has made me who I am today and I am proud of that. I embrace myself right now and I vow to live the best and look the best that I can today. It’s time to let go of who I was to become who I am. I am awesome and so are you.
-Tessa L. Charles