For example, when I saw—just after the kids had gone to bed and I had settled into my cushy couch with a Reese’s bar and a huge glass of ice cold milk—that the True Tori reunion episode had been deleted from my DVR queue by some member of my family, I didn’t start throwing chairs across the room in a temper tantrum reminiscent of those I indulged in until I was 12 years old, when I finally began to learn how to control my anger in more positive ways like drinking beer and smoking cigarettes.
No, there was none of that chair-throwing stuff. Instead, I set down my chocolate bar and my milk, balled my hands into fists, dug my fingernails into the flesh of my palms, and felt my chin quiver as I allowed a single tear to slip from one of my eyes—I think it was the one on the left.
As soon as that tear had made its way slowly down the length of my horseface—which actually allotted me several moments of grieving time, as it truly is a LONG face—I unclenched my teeth and went about my night.
I’m proud of myself, peeps. I’d call this real growth.
On another note, omg, did you notice the arrow necklace Tori wore throughout most of the episodes? This little number?
Well, I have admired it all season, and I just so happened to stumble upon one for only $7.99 at my local drugstore yesterday.
I know, right? My local drugstore! I’m so lucky that my older son got sick and I had to rush to grab his medication or else I’d never even have seen it! Thanks for taking one for the team, buddy.
I found a couple of other options in case you love the necklace, too. Neither is $7.99 like mine, but they are both pretty inexpensive—and probably won’t turn your neck green like mine will. Here's an adorable one for only $20, and then this one from Stella and Dot for $59.