All this introspection and emotion these past few weeks is starting to feel overdone. I commented to someone today that reading my blog gives a very skewed impression of my thoughts and general mental state. I can see how readers would be left with the idea that I wallow in my grief 24/7, unable to think about anything but what I've lost.
SO NOT TRUE.
But it is true that when I have those thoughts, I come here to work them out. And lately, for myriad reasons, those thoughts have come up a lot. Work and personal stress and joy. Significant calendar dates. The random, unpredictable cycle of my own thought processes. Parenting.
This post is to reassure readers that I think about plenty of other things besides my own navel. Plus, I need some help, and blog readers have typically been great with the help in my times of need, small and large.
Here's what I need right now: new shoes.
I usually wear Danskos, as has been previously documented. I have black ones, red ones, Mary Jane ones, sandals. They are . . . practical. Sturdy. Suitable for many occasions. But I'm getting kind of sick of them and I don't know what to do. Everything I look at seems to be either too tall or too strappy or too old-lady or too trendy.
I want a pair of shoes that I can wear with jeans or skirts, stylish enough to give me a little flair, comfortable enough to walk all over campus and beyond. I live in the casual and wet Pacific Northwest, so nothing terribly avant-garde or that can't stand a little rain. I'm a totally average shoe size (7.5, or Euro 38), regular width foot, super easy to fit. I just have no idea what to get.
Ideas? I'm totally open on style and color. Heel is OK as long as I can still walk a fair amount before they get uncomfortable or I trip and kill myself. Help me out. Please.