Friday, May 10, 2013
Yes, even I am a bit of a shoe collector. My husband tries to discourage this, by asking me to buy practical walking/hiking shoes, but really, all I want is something tall and flashy to off-set my boring dress pants and plain top I wear most of the week.
Today though, is Friday, and Friday in my office is "casual" day. Well, I don't have to wear dress pants day, anyway. So on Friday's in the spring/summer I usually try to get some wear out of my dresses and skirts, since I hardly wear them otherwise. What can go better with a dress or skirt than a cute, flashy pair of shoes, you ask? NOTHING, I say!!!
So today I wore a new pair of shoes to work. they are TALL. Like, as in about 5" tall. And they are a challenge to walk in, compared to runners, or slight healed shoes/boots.
There's a good life lesson in learning to walk in tall wedge shoes, and for those of you not willing to risk your ankles (let alone your necks), I'll give you the run-down on the life lessons imparted by my shoes today:
1. Always engage your core muscles. It makes for better posture and a better centre of gravity.
2. BABY STEPS. It may take longer to get there, but you will get there, and most likely without doing major damage along the way.
3. The road you walk may be bumpy and rough. There'll be cracks and crevices just waiting to trip you up. These are opportunities to slow down., re-centre yourself. Get your balance and move along at a slower pace. Look for other routes to take. If you can't take another route, just do your best to navigate through the one you are on, with the goal of getting through in one piece.
Amazing little life lessons from a pair of shoes. Who'd have thought it?