Before I begin my homage just let me say that I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I know I did, but I was oh so ready to get back to regular life,
Now on to the shoes. I love shoes! I guess you got that from the picture above? Anyway, the picture above illustrates beautiful high heels, but not for me. Since my disability began many things in my life had to change, like the shoes I wore. My disability causes me to drop my foot and walk with a rather awkward gait. So, with the diagnosis came the reality that I would never again wear strappy heels. It's not like I wore them all of the time or at all as I got older, but at least I had the possibility looming out there, somewhere. I remember when I was younger and I would get dressed up and put on a pair of stilettos. I am very short, barely over five feet, but those heels made me feel like a runway model. Shoes look good on every size and shape, even if you have gained five pounds and added a sizable muffin top to your midriff . I realize high heels come with their own unique problems; sore feet and bunions, to name a few, but I can tell you that they are missed by this woman . I now have to wear flat shoes with good support. I am fortunate in the fact that there are numerous shoe companies that make shoes that I can wear, and that look good. Sketchers are my favorite! I am not going to tell you I'm completely over the loss of my beloved heels, but I am getting there.
So I bid a fond farewell to the past or should I say, Then
And on to a different way to put my best foot forward,Now
So there you have it, my story of loss and acceptance.
Do you have to wear sensible shoes? Was it hard for you to accept?