If you click on the picture it will take you to Josie’s fantastic blog, Sleep is for the Weak. This week is week 6 of the Writing Workshop. This is my submission this week, I have chosen the prompt which was to write about shoes that sum up your personality. I am tired and I do not have much energy left but am happy to be able to write without worrying about questions from my parents! So, I give you my shoes:
I am not a high heels kind of girl. I am flat comfortable shoes kind of girl. I have had so many pairs of shoes and trainers and boots in my life but this pair has lasted the longest by far. I bought these on a whim four years ago and I have worn them almost every day.
In their glory I got many nice comments. They had a rainbow stripe which made me smile. They were red. They were suede. They fit my feet like a glove. They were unusual. They were me.
But, in the time I have worn them they have seen me get together with Paul, move house a couple of times. I wore them when he met my parents and I met his. I wore them when I got engaged, I wore them in the morning of my wedding day. They were surplus to requirements at the end of my pregnancy when my feet turned into pasty shaped boats but I celebrated when I could get my feet back in them. They have been on my feet as I run around after my son.
Now however, I have to admit. They are worn and tired and run down. They have a split on the sole that is letting in water. They are scuffed and faded. I should have replaced them two years ago but couldn’t find anything that I even vaguely liked.
Three weeks ago I admitted defeat and picked a new pair. They are red. They have a little bit of suede. They are relatively comfortable. I am not sold on them yet, and I am not throwing my old pair away.