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Goodbye, skinny jeans

Posted Monday, October 3, 2011, at 2:27 PM

I do believe that I am coming to grips with who I am and what I have become.

It all began on a quiet Sunday afternoon, prior to the busy harvest season and on a day where we just weren't sure if a drive or a good clean should be added to our itinerary. Needless to say, I donned a pair of old sweats and a t-shirt and got down and dirty.

I do not consider myself to be a hoarder, but am wondering why I have kept certain things that meant nearly nothing and why I have held on to items that were pretty much useless anymore? While emptying a rather full closet, I came across not only wardrobe items that I found rather distasteful and shoes that I had bought for only one occasion and knew that there was no way that I would put my feet through that type of horror again, but there was old wrapping paper and receipts that covered the floor.

There were purses galore that I either borrowed from a certain purse fanatic within my family circle or that I once had thought complimented my wardrobe...yes the distasteful one. What was I thinking? How much dough did I fork out for things that just sat in a overflowing closet? In my defense though, I am a very frugal buyer, if there is no sale tag, it doesn't come home with me. Well, all but one pair of jeans that have been with me for approximately 11 years. I was convinced by a very convincing sales person to purchase a pair of spendy jeans...yes I caved. They did look rather awesome on my trim body by enhancing my rear and they made my legs look long and lean.

I have kept that pair of special jeans through thick and thin, and I mean that literally. My trim body has bounced back and forth from trim to thick so many times that I have lost track. At this point in the cleansing portion of my life however, I have come to the conclusion that at this point those jeans do not fit my lifestyle...and I mean that literally too!

Following a few moments of sorrow, I tossed my ever-loving pair of jeans into a bag that would go to our local Goodwill store so that some other female may feel rather awesome by wearing my favorite pair of jeans. I can only hope that she can somehow appreciate how special they are. You see I have come to terms with the fact that I am who I am. I Love wearing jeans, but it is time to find jeans that come up a bit higher on the midsection to hide the age bulge that remains no matter how little I eat, time to look for dark wash to hide the thicker thighs that came with aging and little exercise too. It's time to realize that I am not a young teen and it's time to dress more age appropriate, however not number wise, heck I'm not even sure what that wardrobe would look like! Perhaps another shopping trip is needed to figure that out, my closet is looking a bit thin anyway.

* Trudy Schroeder is a Pilot-Tribune alum who contributes a weekly column.

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