Friday, September 30, 2005

After the Boys of Summer Have Gone

It seems it's time to put away the cute shoes of summer and get out the winter boots and shoes. I suppose I'll have to do the same with my clothing. This is always a good time to get rid of the stuff I didn't wear over the summer or have decided a absolutely hate.

As I was getting my winter shoes out, aside from noticing that there are only 14 pair of winter shoes in my closet; that it is indeed time to go shoe shopping. Good Lord, how am I supposed to get dressed in the morning with only 14 pair of shoes to choose from??!

I also got to thinking about where my life was the last time I had these winter shoes on. Where did I think I would be the next time I put them on? My life has changed quite a bit since I last wore these shoes. And, thus far it doesn't seem as though that's a bad thing-thankfully!

And as I put away the summer shoes I wonder how my life will have changed when I go to put them on again next year? I think in the last three months I have discovered more about myself than I have in the last three years. I have surrounded myself with the most wonderful friends anyone could ask for. These are the people that encouraged me to get on with school, get on with my photography and now ultimately, get on with my life. These same people have been of great comfort and support to me through these endeavours. Thank you, all of you!

Now, I must go and finish putting the past behind me and get myself ready for what's ahead. It seems as though the shoes remain the same but the path they will walk on will certainly be different.

16 comments:

InterstellarLass said...

OMG! I just went shoe shopping tonight! I got two pairs of shoes...one pair was $40, and the other, you ready for this??? $10.40 on sale! And they are super-fly! I also got a new bag for $7 on sale! I love sales! Fantastic! P.S. What are winter shoes and summer shoes? I don't have to rotate my footwear. ;P

Crystal said...

you should sell your stuff on craigs list. its totally awesome!

IL, it was chilly yesterday! I wore a light jacket and everything.

Carnealian said...

IL, the difference between summer and winter shoes is material and toe openness. It can get kinda cold if you have to walk through snow and slush with open toed sandles on. Of course there are those shoes that are all year rounders. I think I'll be hitting Old Navy and TJ Maxx and Marshall's today. I just want to get rid of everything and start over.

SnotSucker said...

& my Buster Browns are to die for!!
:)
Very nice post!

Carnealian said...

Buster Browns?!? Are you sure you don't wear those really cool clogs that I've seen other hospital staff members wearing?!? :P

Scott said...

Okay, did I miss something? What happen to mysrey-chico & the man's blog??

Scott

Java Boo Boo said...

14 pairs of shoes? that's a lot... lol I've only got 3 pairs. Of course, I'm a guy though.

Fall is here, so yeah it's time for a wardrobe change.

now is a good time to be shoe shopping and stuff... sales!

mattandriver said...

Sandals for summer (1 pair), Sneakers for winter (2 pair), Dress shoes (1 pair). What else does one need? ;p

I wish I could write as beautifully as you. You inspire me do things that I have not been programmed to do. Thank you!

But still, coming from a man, shoes are over rated. lol

Carnealian said...

IL...I went shopping on Saturday as planned...Old Navy $172.00 later. Plus I got a great pair of LIZ CLAIBORNE shoes for $20.00!!!

Chrys...I can see my breath in the a.m....yikes!

Snot...how 'bout those clogs??

Scott...you may have missed the gory details of my lifes saga, but why bother? Chico and the Man...they're still there.

Java and Matt: guys just don't dig shoes like girls. That's o.k., just wear socks with 'em unless you are wearing sandles.

And Mattandriver: Thanks for the compliment! Glad I could be of inspiration.

Carnealian said...

Hey Scott, I guess you are right...it's not there. I don't know what she's doing. It's her birthday soon, maybe she's having a crisis!! Hi Ms. Rey!!

Crystal said...

eewww. i hate that! im not a cold weather kinda gal, unless its curled up under a blanket, with a fire...

u did good on your shopping trip!! congrats on the great find.

as for you boys with only 3 prs. of shoes. this is the day and age of the metro(the metro sexual), and if you don't know what that means, for now it means, go shopping!

InterstellarLass said...

Great job Carn! I don't know if I could have done that much damage. I thought $60 at the shoe store was something! 'Course I did spend more money at REI on a new jogging hydration system and at Target on a hair dryer and, um, a couple of other things. Does that count? ;)

Carnealian said...

Of course that counts! Shopping is shopping! I really don't like to go shopping so when I do, I get it done for a long time.

Bone said...

OK. Socks with shoes. I think I can do that. Even I knew that you don't wear socks with sandals. I'm proud of myself :D

Carnealian said...

You have been trained well Bone! No socks with sandles!!

Findley Labrador said...

Tis a lovely blog...I got a bit teary, you are growing and glowing.
Shoes! OH GAWD! I need shoes!