They say a dog is a man’s best friend, but perhaps, sometimes, one could also say that a woman’s best man is a dog. Sometimes I think that’s true for me.
These jeans are only six years old, but they look older than they are. I bought them in 2010 as I was leaving a particularly difficult chapter in my life. I was living in Florida and had a shopping bag full of clothes, but only tank tops and shorts. My mother came down to help me with some personal things (like finding a divorce attorney, obtaining temporary housing, etc). My mom and I knew I was headed toward a very difficult transition in my life. I had spent a few days at a friend’s place after being forced to leave my home where I lived for 9 months. She gave us a few nights in a gorgeous hotel in Sarasota. She took me to the mall to get a few things. Most of my things would be in a locked storage center till I saved money to get my own place in Denver (where I belonged). This pair of jeans was one of the few items of clothes I picked out. I brought them back to Denver with me. I did have a chance to grab more clothes, but these jeans made the move with me.
Six years later: I am not a sentimental person as far as material goods go. So why with all these rips and tattered seams am I holding on to these jeans? If I thought it was because I never worked through the events that went down in Florida before I left, that would be easy. But I did that, thoroughly. I wish it was as easy as that. I went through Hell toward the end in Florida..and even for the first several years after I left that house in September 2010. I am pretty much on the other side now. I am very good at purging “stuff” that doesn’t fit, torn, stained, even 25-year-old college t-shirts.
So what’s with the jeans??? Should I hold on to them since they are pretty cool and they fit me perfectly and just release the emotional baggage attached? Or do I pitch them in the trash?
I am starting this blog today. I am so excited to share with everyone random experiences that I have had as of late and I am pretty sure we can all relate . I mean, unless you are living off the grid, on your own, with no interaction with any living thing, you probably have a relationship of some sort. Right? If you have a relationship, even one, even with your beloved pet, you are totally in the right place!
I plan on blogging a lot and sharing my experience and hope that there’s tons of good out there, even if we have to fish through lots of nonsense and lies to find the real deal!
See you soon & comment on my page with any questions and comments!