“You’re getting a little wide in the beam, aren’t you kid?”
Those words literally kicked me into the basement of reality and sadness, all at the same time. They are the words I heard from my dad when he picked me up after my first year of college.
Yes, I had gained a good amount of weight (and several sizes) during my freshman year of pharmacy school.
I felt horrible and didn’t even recognize myself in the mirror.
The stress eating had taken its toll.
Fast forward to the summer of 2018.
I was going through my closet and was actually AFRAID to try on my “flag pants.” The navy capri pants with tiny American flags on them had me recalling that time when I had outgrown my clothes AND lost my identity.
Trying them on took a bit of courage.
I held my breath, stretched and tugged, and lo and behold, buttoned them.
It was at that point I realized that they don’t reflect the present day me. I’ve outgrown the “flag pants” in lots of ways, even though I could physically still wear them—barely!
Do you hit the rewind button and play an old, unflattering story when you go to try on your version of “flag pants?”
Many people do. It’s not who you are today.
I understand how scary it can be to even pull those “flag pants” out from the closet depths, let alone try them on.
I’d like to help.
If this kind of thinking has been a challenge for you, hit “reply” to email me and we’ll set up a time to get on a call together.
I currently have space to take on 3 clients before the holidays are upon us. Could one of them be you?
If you are nervous and feel a bit of resistance, that is OK! We’ll talk about that too.
I want to see you thrive! I want you to have the choice of whether to dump your “flag pants” or wear them– IF they make you feel AMAZING!
“When people shine a little light on their monster, we find out how similar most of our monsters are.” ― Anne Lamott, “Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life”