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Shoes of the ages and a trip down memory lane

on July 16, 2015

pink_ribbon_Breast_Cancer_Awareness_high_heel_crystal_pumps_black_with_pink_bow_1_grandeThe other day I went to the library with my siblings before I had to go to work. It was a trip down memory lane. Other than the bookstore, the library was my favorite place in the world. Of course, I read the classics… The Boxcar Children, Animal Ark, Heartland, Hank the Cowdog, and more. I haven’t been inside the library in Eau Claire very much, so it was nice to see it alive with lots of children ranging in ages… there were adults too!

There were colorful balls and decorations hanging from the ceiling over the computers, bright signs everywhere promoting a fun summer reading program. For the first time in a while, I wished I could be small again. Middle school was definitely not the greatest part of my life, but reading always made it better.

As I grew older, my love for reading was not erased, but I found a love for new things too. Shoes, for example, I very much enjoy. Traveling, food, clothes, all kinds of different things. I was wearing some nude colored flats with light orange skinny jeans and a black top. My hair was in a messy bun – I was feeling good, enjoying the library, doing what I do. My flats are great because they go with everything and they’re great for work. Definitely not the most “fabulous” shoe I have though. For example, I have some hot pink heels with black spots and a bow in the front. Now those are quite something. Craig is thankful I don’t wear them too often (he thinks they’re a little crazy), but man, I love those shoes.

Anyway, while Beth and Zach were checking their books out, this nice older woman came up to me and told me how much she loved my shoes. She said things like, “they’re so cool and practical,” or, “they’re fun and a great color.” It made me laugh to myself a little because I have never had anyone tell me my shoes were cool when I wear my pink heels. Maybe more people feel the way Craig does about my shoes, which I don’t mind. They are a little out there, but oh so vibrant and unusual.

When I dress to impress, nude flats are the way to go!


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