A little story called life.. · The little things

If the shoe fits..

Finding the perfect pair of shoes can be a daunting task. Imagine trying to find the pair of shoes that will be your “trademark”; I know, that sounds so superficial. But, that’s how I’m dealing. I decided a month or so ago that I wanted to find a pair of baby-blue heels to wear for events and functions when I don’t want to always wear blue outfits. To me, it’s no different than wearing a uniform to work. My “brand” now is my foundation, and blue represents RWF (and me). So weeks ago, after committing to many public events for the foundation in the coming months, I decided to begin the hunt for the perfect pair of blue shoes. Nothing fancy or embellished, and nothing so high that I couldn’t walk without breaking an ankle.

I searched the internet for days. I tried searching Google, Bing, you name it. I looked online at department stores, shoe stores, shoe outlets, you name it. I found dozens of pairs of dark blue, navy blue, aqua, teal, and even periwinkle; but no light, baby, powder, or pastel blue. I tried all the names you could think of for “baby blue” and even learned a few new ones (apparently “china blue” refers to light blue, which doesn’t make sense to me because traditional ‘china’ is a dark blue on white porcelain..). I never knew there were so many shades of blue.

So, as I always say, when you give up looking for something, that’s when you find it. I was at the outlet stores in Gaffney today with some friends when my very own light/powder/baby/pastel/china blue shoes were waiting for me. The only size 7 in the store, I knew it was meant to be. This all may sound so pathetic, but it’s these little moments of triumph that fuel me through the bad days. Armed with my new shoes (and feeling like a shoe-warrior), I felt like my 1 hour trip into SC was a success. Check that off the list; next up: IVF. Pretty sure I won’t find that in any outlets, however…

Here they are! They even show off my prized "Robert William".

5 thoughts on “If the shoe fits..

  1. I know you will not only be okay, but you will change the world when I read, “…these little moments of triumph that fuel me through the bad days.” From this I see you “get” it. You understand to the core that this is a tough journey and it will require inner strength and those little moments to make it bearable. You will survive and thrive. You are a warrior, with or without the killer pumps.

    The shoes are gorgeous and really nice! On you, for this purpose, they are perfection! Congratulations!

  2. I know you will not only be okay, but you will change the world when I read, “…these little moments of triumph that fuel me through the bad days.” From this I see you “get” it. You understand to the core that this is a tough journey and it will require inner strength and those little moments to make it bearable. You will survive and thrive. You are a warrior, with or without the pumps.

    The shoes are gorgeous and really nice. On you, for this purpose, they are perfection!

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