A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I had our first real date.
I was still wearing the black pants I had been wearing for the past month and was a little nervous about the date, but the excitement was infectious.
It was a chance to reconnect with a group of friends I had just reconnected with on Facebook, and a chance for some fun.
The two of us went to our first local mall and bought a few of our favorite accessories.
We spent about half an hour there, taking pictures, chatting, and laughing.
We had a blast, and we felt more connected to the community that was forming.
A few days later, I went to my mom’s house and picked up my mother-in-law’s jewelry collection, which included a necklace I have worn for the last three years.
I am so grateful to have that collection back.
The necklace has been the center of my life ever since, and it has helped me to feel more confident in myself and to know that I am worthy of it.
I have made new friends and made new memories along the way.
Now, I know how lucky I am to have these pieces, and I can feel them on my finger, on my wrist, and even in my pocket.