The journey back

And so it begins

That sinking feeling of reality

You know you’ve had your head up in the clouds far too long

This was bound to happen

Sooner or later

And yet you feel unprepared

Betrayed by the small voice in your head telling you its time

No! You want to scream

But you know the truth

You know this is how it has to be

And so you let go of your pride and give in

And fall

Falling through minutes and seconds of day dreams

What-ifs and what-nots

Till you land on solid ground

Your heart sinks, you know you aren’t ready

Get up, the voice in your head says. Fight, it says

Fight off the lethargy, the stupor

Remember the days of glory past

The fire lives on, the voice says.

Slowly, you begin to feel a stirring

Like a dragon, proudly rearing its head

You feel the warmth now, your breath quickens

This is it, you can feel it

The fire, the fight, the girl within

Familiar memories come flooding back, almost blinding you

And you laugh

Throw your head back and laugh

Like a maniac

Unbound, crazy, wild and free

At last

You’re back to reality

 

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Shoes

Have you ever wondered why women need so many pairs of shoes? Men can get by with just the three – formal shoes, casual shoes and running shoes (if they’re the outdoorsy type). It’s horrifying for us to even THINK of owning just 3 pairs! Gasp!

No. We women NEED shoes. Many, many pairs of shoes. We need the smart pumps for our formal dress, the chic booties for the pant-suit, the boots for a suave night out (or even a motor-bike ride if you’re like me), the sexy high (and I mean HIGH) heels for when we’re painting the town red, the not-so-high-but-oh-so-dainty kitten heels when we’re hanging out with our girlfriends for a casual brunch, flip-flops for the day at the beach, the converse sneakers for a picnic or weekend getaway, the gym shoes for… err… those who go to the gym regularly (I don’t think I have those in my closet though), tennis/basketball/dancing shoes, and the list is endless.

I didn’t even start on the bedroom/bathroom slippers, although most of us have multiple pairs of those too! You know, the fluffy bedroom slippers, the bathroom slippers, the comfortable chappals… you get the drift!

Okay, now let’s talk about women. You see, we women are amazingly good at juggling the various areas of our lives. We are able to compartmentalize, and shift between the different roles that we play with ease. Part of being able to do that is the ability to get into character; we slip in and out of roles without you even realizing it! We can be the happy-go-lucky friend, the responsible daughter, the caring wife and mother, the sharp witted team player at work, the fearless leader who forges ahead in the face of obstacles, the risk taking woman entrepreneur or the resourceful and organized home-maker.

Also, we have this need to perform each of these roles to the best of our abilities. That’s the hallmark of a woman – she will always strive for excellence in whatever she does, because that’s how we’re built.

What it comes down to is this:

We play a lot of roles, and we need the shoes to go with each of these roles 🙂

So ladies, feel guilty no more! Your vast shoe closet is a reflection of the multitude of roles you play each day. Stay strong, stay beautiful and go buy more shoes!!