Friday, August 19, 2011
Getting Ready for Work...
You may remember that a friend of mine really paid it forward when she gave me the wardrobe she's shrunk out of. The great thing is, it's mostly work clothes, too! However, a lot of them are more late fall/winter weight clothes...which is going to be great in a few months. But not so good for the more immediate future (Monday!) when it's going to be about 95 degrees outside! So I wanted to add a few more pieces to the wardrobe that would get me through the warm weather for as long as it lasts. Not too many pieces, mind you...I AM still shrinking, after all!!!
Today was actually a shopping trip I was looking forward to...and that hasn't happened in a long time! Since I discovered last week that my shirt size has shrunk down to normal-size clothes in the Misses section, I was excited to see how close my pants size was to that. What I discovered is that I'm not quite there yet...but I'm pretty close. I feel like a pear...smaller on the top than on the bottom! But you know what...considering that the top is 4 sizes smaller than my biggest and the pants are 3 sizes smaller...I'll take it...ANY DAY!
Now that I'm going back to work, I'm looking forward to being able to mark milestones like this one with my new class. One of the most powerful things for me last year was being able to use this journey and all the milestones along the way to show my students that you really can do ANYTHING when you commit yourself and your energy and resources to achieving your goals. It was a great opportunity to be able to share my failures with them as well as my successes...to show them by example how you get yourself turned back around and going in the right direction again. Those are some incredible lessons to be able to teach 10 year olds...the kind that I pray they'll remember their whole life!
And sharing them with you has been great, too! I try to be as transparent and open as I can in this blog with the hope that God blesses YOU as you follow my journey... just as much as He blesses me with your support and encouragement along the way! Thanks for building yourselves into my life! And thanks for taking this journey with me!