i don't always recognize this package i'm in.
it feels smaller than it has in a long time--certainly the smallest since puberty. still, i'm aware that folks outside of me still consider me quite tall and decidedly not-small.
my body's become more utilitarian, lighter. i am carrying only what i need, no more. the proverbial fat has been trimmed away, even if i can still pinch decent finger-fuls of it around my torso and thighs.
this has happened slowly, almost silently; an unintended side effect of some very intentional work.
i do not find this lightness of being unbearable. instead, it's a phenomenal blessing.