I hate wearing jeans. There I said it. I never used to be like this you guys. And I really thought I’d out grow this feeling…but here I am 2 years post pregnancy and I’m still with the jean issue. Let me get this straight (legged) – I don’t not wear them. I just don’t like wearing them. It physically pains me to pull them over my legs and hips and when they are finally buttoned I feel like they are accosting my belly all day long. I can’t peel them off quick enough when I get home. Looking at my closet recently, I came to the realization that I need an intervention. I’ve been hanging on to jeans for years that will never, ever fit me again. And since I had no one around to give me this intervention, I went ahead and did it myself. Why do I feel like I can’t let go of these pants that I don’t even like wearing? What is so sacred about a pair of jeans I bought 8 years ago and haven’t worn in the last 5?
Here’s the little pep talk I gave myself smack dab in the middle of my closet:
1.Wake up girlfriend
2. Your hips birthed two kids
3. You got a different shape now, Homey
4. If you clear out the old, you’ll make room for the new (Is that a cobweb or a frayed knee?)
So did I shed a little tear for my 2010 Miss Sixty denims? Maybe. But I believe that life is too short for comprises, and bad fitting jeans. And I didn’t just stop there…now these bags and bags of clothes will not only find a new home, they’ll benefit a good cause. We donate to the Epilepsy Foundation of New England at Savers, a thrift superstore chain with 330 locations across America with a new store opening in Wilmington, MA on Thursday, Feb. 11th. That store is partnering with the Epilepsy Foundation of New England where you can donate your goods to EFNE and Savers will actually pay the organization to pick up your goods at home. So not only are my Hudson’s getting a second life – they are turning into a sustainable source of funding for the Epilepsy Foundation.
I’m calling this a Win-Win-Win.