Congrads on your decicion. And that leather vow, that's a good way of keeping your promise.
I used to wear a silver ring with a star on it. My ex gave it to me, and I promised I'd wear it remind myself of my love for him. It lasted 6 years though he always used to tell me what to do and not do.
Now I wear a silver ring with three twisted lines. It's my reminder never to let any guy tell me what to do and not do. I bought it myself too. Since then, I never let a guy tell me what to do.
Things have no meaning until you tell yourself what it symbolizes so that when you look at it, you know what you need to do.