Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bigger Clothes

“As a child, my clothes were always tailored to be oversized, because I quickly outgrew them and then needed bigger ones. As an adult, I still don't cut my coat according to size” 
― Sola Kosoko

Okay, yeah, if I'm being truthful, and I'm all about truthfulness these days, I just bought yet another dress that is in a size that I haven't seen since Reagan was in office and I was still gobbling speeders like they were Tic-Tacs.

But, in regards to the bigger picture, the bigger me,  I still have some growing to do.

Tomorrow will be all about fresh starts and growing in better directions. You know that. I don't have to tell you. I also don't have to tell you that what you do today or tonight will weigh heavily on how you feel about yourself tomorrow. You already know that, too, and I doubt seriously if I have the depth of eloquence to convince you to change whatever plans you have made.  Besides, if you're planning on going out and really tying one on, I doubt that you're cruising the sober blogs in the hopes the power of the written word will be enough to convince you to drink moderately or not at all.

I only have one request of you.

Be safe tonight and live for tomorrow-not like there is no tomorrow.  Because I want you to grow into those bigger clothes you've got waiting for you.

Tomorrow, if you wake up and you know it's time for a break from drinking, time to find a more expansive and forgiving wardrobe, I am extending you an invitation to join with hundreds of others who will be taking the month of January off from drinking at  Go ahead and get registered, it won't hurt. Not near as bad as it hurt me to squeeze into that dress and look in the mirror.

Getting it back off was a whole new fresh kind of hell.

Happy and Safe New Year, One and All! 


  1. Oh KaryMay I just wrote a similar post begging people to reconsider. You however figured out that if people have decided to drink they will be actively avoiding such wise words in the hope they can start fresh tomorrow. Happy New Year to you.

    1. Happy New Year, GG! Rest Assured, someone is looking for just the right words, and yours will be the ones. Here's to fresh starts!

  2. Nice. Guess I shouldn't have eaten those four or five Russell Stover chocolates! Especially since I got new jeans for Christmas, and they're not in a bigger size LOL!

  3. Hello KaryMay, I am a lurker who has been reading and enjoying your blog since July. I just want to say thank you and wish you and all people on your blog list all the best in the New Year! Lots of us who never comment have been helped by your blogs. Jan

  4. Wow, this is the best New Year present I could have gotten. Thank you, Julia. I hope your 2017 is full of miracles.

  5. Hi Kary May!
    Happy New Year!
    We stayed in and watched a movie, and had ice cream!
    It's the best!
    I am so thankful I don't drink anymore, and also thankful I no longer put myself and other people in harm's way by driving drunk!

  6. "What you do today or tonight will weigh heavily on how you feel about yourself tomorrow." I needed to read that this morning. It changed the course of my day. Thank you.