I stood in front of the bathroom mirror and examined my attire. Nothing fancy, nothing spectacular just boring old me. I wore jeans and a T-shirt my hair pulled back in a bun and a cap planted firmly on top of my head, the way it was practically every other day. I examined my rather large collection of necklaces, earrings, scarves and shoes but decided that today was not the day to be flashy.
I took a deep breath, steeling myself against the depression welling up within me. Today was going to be a happy day I could just feel it. That's why I had moved to this place, it was a fresh start, worlds away from the place I had grown up. No one knew me here, no one knew what I'd been through, who I was or what I'd done. The past no longer mattered, it was a fresh start.
A bottle of anti-depressant pills sat on the counter and I pick them up. My doctor told me I needed to take two a day until I had stabilized again. I looked at my reflection again and despite the lack of make-up and decoration I actually liked the way I looked, something that hadn't happened in weeks.
I smile and place the pills back on the counter. Who needs pills? I sure don't want to be drugged up when I meet my new neighbors for the first time. "I want them to see the real and true me." I said to myself, "Today is going to be a happy day, good things are going to happen."