I am participating in a class with Ali Edwards through Big Picture Classes called 31 Things. Every day includes a word, writing prompts, dig deeper prompts, a writing tip, Ali's example, and a photo challenge. In addition to the prompts, templates for a physical album and/or digital album are included. I am creating a digital album and plan to share the results here over 31 days.
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day eighteen | shoes
random thoughts about me + shoes
In high school, my best friend and I decided any guy who wore black high-tops was a total bore. Although I am not proud of my judgmental high school ways, I have always thought shoes tell a lot about a person’s personality. Perhaps that accounts for the variety of shoes you can find in my closet.
Mostly, when I look at my shoes, I am reminded of the process of shopping for them. I remember getting the green quilted flats with my mother-in-law. I got the quirky Merrell casual shoes with my mom and my mother- and sister-in-law. I got a couple pairs of the Clarks on a shopping trip to the outlet mall with my friend Michelle. A couple of the flats were bargains from Old Navy.
I visit a shoe repair shop every now and then to replace the heel nubs of my favorite shoes. There are a few pairs that I plan to wear and repair until they have completely disintegrated.
After getting married in the canyon, my husband and I also wore jeans to our wedding reception/party. I had planned to wear a pair of brown heels. I owned an identical pair in black. Somehow, I ended up wearing one of each—one brown, one black. My friend insisted on going to my house and getting the correct shoe for me. Luckily, I lived close by.
I wear such a freakishly small size (sometimes five and half, sometimes six) that it is tricky to find shoes I like that fit. When I shop at DSW, I don’t even bother looking at the shoes on top of the shelves. Instead, I scan the boxes for the fluorescent dots that mark the exceptionally sized shoes (small and large). Only when I see my size do I lift my eyes and check out the shoes on the shelf. Otherwise, I end up heartbroken again and again when I want shoes that don’t come in my size.