That's how I've been feeling ever since the ex and I went to divorce court. Without even realizing I was doing it, I was losing weight (in a healthy way by making better food choices and working out, not because of stress) and suddenly clothes I hadn't worn in a while fit me again, and I got a few new ones besides. I started taking more time in the mornings to get ready for work and began wearing my high heels again.
Don't get me wrong -- I didn't "let myself go" while I was married -- but I definitely sank into a depression towards the end of the marriage when I didn't know what was wrong that caused me to dress in darker colors, get less sleep, and just not shine quite as brightly if you know what I mean.
Now, people are frequently commenting that I'm "glowing," or that they "like how I look today," etc. I've never thought of myself as beautiful, but it feels nice to keep getting all these compliments.
On Wednesday, I wore a new blouse that I found when I went shopping on Memorial Day. Three total strangers told me that day (two women, one man) that I had beautiful eyes...one of the ladies even said they were "blazing." And I had wondered if the blouse had been a good choice or not, but I'm definitely wearing it again, and soon! Ha ha
I didn't know where I could express these happy feelings, and then I realized that this was the perfect place for it. New beginnings, right?
I know I'm not ready to date yet, but all the same it's good to be alive and free and looking your best, isn't it?