Well, it had to happen eventually. I mean, it's not like I wasn't expecting it. After all, it does come around every year or so. Still, it's always such a shock when the time comes, you know? I mean, you just can't really anticipate it, and even if you try, the terror just blocks it out of your mind until you just can't avoid facing it anymore.
But I can't avoid it any longer. I can't deny it, much as I'd like to. Can't push it away or do anything, anything at all to alleviate it.
No, this is it. This is really it.
It's time to go shopping for a pair of jeans that fits.