Sometimes I'm too sentimental for my own good.
I've been in need of new shoes for a while now. So recently I found a good deal on a great pair of shoes online. They are sturdy and cute and designed with eco-friendly materials. Plus, I got them for 50% off.
But now that they're here I'm having a hard time getting rid of my old shoes. They're old and worn out. The heels are so worn down that my back aches if I wear them for too long. The inner soles are pulling away from the foot bed. They're scuffed and gouged. It's time to let them go.
The new shoes really aren't all that different from the old ones. And they're much better quality. The old shoes were $16 at Target. The new shoes were originally $90 from Hush Puppies. (Remember I got them on clearance.)
But the old shoes have taken me everywhere. I got them for my first trip out of the country when I went to visit Kirstin in Scotland. I wore them the first time I walked down Dublin's streets. All last year, walking through England they took me where I needed to go. So saying good-bye has proven an emotional event. I'm hoping that this memorial will ease their passing, at least a little bit.
And so, farewell shoes.