Thursday, August 11, 2011
I live a stressful life. I know this. Being a resident is not a walk in the park. On top of this, I just suffered a miscarriage. I think it would be a a lie if I said I didn't have any stress in my life. While it's not the best for our budget, sometimes I just need to shop as a stress reliever. Right after I found out I had a miscarriage, I didn't want to buy any new clothes. I felt I couldn't shop, hence I was out one of my stress relievers. I thought, "what's the point, I hope to buy maternity clothes again eventually." (Yes, after my BFP, I went and bought some stuff off the clearance rack). Today I had some extra time off of work and threw that thought out the window. I knew I needed to roam around a store for awhile. I came across this dress. It's a size smaller than I usually wear, so I know there's no way I'll be able to wear it if I get pregnant again (it's already just a bit snug at the hips). It's a little more frilly than my usual style, but I fell in love. I felt like it screamed happiness and that's what I need right now. Plus, I love the bargain - marked for $128, sold for $32. I'll take that. Buying a new dress doesn't replace our loss, but oddly enough, it helps me live in the moment of today.