Its amazing how I still go through the motions of a relationship that doesn’t exist any longer. I opened up a new tube of toothpaste today to discover that I had purchased the gel type. I almost got upset until I remembered that for most of my life up until I met M, I used gel toothpaste. He didn’t like it so we always bought the paste. Was there any reason that we couldn’t each have our own toothpaste in the marriage? No, but it was just something that I adopted from his life. I also realized that I used to use two big fluffy towels after a shower, one specifically to wrap my hair. M told me that I used too many big towels…so I started using just one towel and a hand towel creatively wrapped and secured to hold my wet hair.
Two years after he’s gone, I’m still following that same routine. I can’t believe I didn’t realize it before but somehow it took the shocking neon blue color of the toothpaste to bring it to light. Thanks Colgate – you’ve brightened my smile and my future.
2 thoughts on “Old Habits Die Hard”
I stumbled across your blog and have also gone back and read some of your other blog.
You have been through a lot in the past few years yet remain strong and positive.
You are an inspiration.
I liked this post and it made me smile. I too am rebuilding my life and still come across things that I do out of habit, and wonder why I am still do those things. Gradually I am discovering what ‘me’ is really about and I am enjoying the lesson.
Keep on keeping on … it is worth it, in the end, to get behind the glass.
I too am enjoying the rediscovery part, I didn’t realize how much of myself I had lost. And I’m learning that I like things that I never would have tried before- it’s kinda exciting. Good luck in your journey. I will enjoy following along.
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