I want a pair of jeans that don’t make me feel bad about myself.


A few weeks ago a Facebook friend alerted her followers to a company that was giving away free t-shirts. I am many things, but I am not a person who turns away free stuff. So of course I clicked the link. It was for a company called Universal Standard, which I had never heard of before. I looked at the price of the shirt. It was $50. I had to look twice to make sure that was correct. It was $50 the second time I looked. I thought, “this company is giving away, for free, a $50 t-shirt?!?” It seemed too good to be true. I opened up another window to surf around on the website.  I read the About page. They totally seemed legit. So I went ahead a chose the black, x small. I received it in the mail yesterday and I’m wearing it today. It’s a super nice shirt.

I’ve never, in my life, worn an extra small. So that was kind of a nice thing.

The company caters to women who wear sizes 10 – 28 and features models of all sizes. It’s really refreshing to see women who aren’t stick thin modeling clothes, for once.

I have a pair of skinny jeans that I bought last year. They were not cheap, so I’ve been really trying hard to like them. And I kind of do. But they are just a touch too tight on me. I keep telling myself that “if I lose 10 pounds, like I probably should, these jeans will be perfect.” And that is probably true. But right now whenever I wear these jeans they kind of make me feel bad. I wear them and I have that constant “you need to lose 10 pounds” nagging in the back of my mind.

I want to wear jeans that don’t make me feel bad about myself.

And what if I just stopped it with the “I need to lose 10 pounds” idea? Would it really be the end of the world if I didn’t lose this elusive 10 pounds? What if I just accepted myself the way I am right now. Today. What if I bought some jeans that actually fit that I can feel good in?

My order will be delivered on Monday.

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