I Bought a Pair of Jeans

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I bought a pair of jeans yesterday.

I know it doesn’t sound like much, but I, like so many moms out there, very rarely do anything for myself. Goodness, even taking a shower can be a luxury. I struggle with self-care, and that fact that I haven’t purchased a thing for myself (even a coffee) in the past five months has been taking a toll on me.

I’ve written in the past about my struggles with anxiety and depression, as have so many other contributors on our team. My therapist recently told me that I need to do something for me. This is SO hard for me because, well, “mom guilt.” 

So yesterday, I bought a pair of jeans. And I have to say, they may be the best pair of jeans I’ve ever purchased. They fit better than any pants I’ve ever worn, they have just the right amount of distressing and stretch, and they were on sale.

But more important than that, I feel good when I wear them. I bought a pair of jeans, so maybe, just maybe, I can start to think of myself again.

It may sound like a small thing, but buying those jeans was the first step in doing something just for me. I don’t have to feel guilty about using my money to buy something for myself. I don’t have to feel guilty about doing something separate from my family and my children.

I don’t have to feel guilty about doing something just for myself. 

I bought a pair of jeans, and that’s ok. It’s more than ok. Actually, it’s healthy. And I need more “healthy mom moments” in my life. Don’t we all?

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Charity is originally from CT, but grew up in New Hampshire. She returned to CT in 2000 for college, and currently resides in Monroe with her husband (married in 2011) and three children (A son born in 2012 and identical twin daughters born in 2017). Charity works part time as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the CT Birth to Three system. She thinks it's the best of both worlds because she gets to work in a job she loves (and needs to pay off those hefty grad school loans!) and be home a few days a week with her children. Charity enjoys theatre, and brings her son often. This past year, she discovered her gifts as an intuitive medium. You can visit her personal website at: www.charityferrisintuitivemedium.mypixieset.com.

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