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A year ago

I left with...


Three outfits

A car filled to the brim with my company's assets

Evidence from a traumatic life event

Cash from selling my wedding band for gas


And now I'm preparing to move out of my parent's house with...


New furniture

A steady job and income

Stacks of sweet letters and cards from loved ones

Journals filled with a year of beautiful memories

A closet full of endless dresses and clothes

Confidence and support from my family

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