Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Shoe Therapy

Have you ever noticed that when you're going through something difficult, you tend to be super focused on something else to get you through difficult times? When a cousin came off her mission, she all of a sudden got really into the Jazz. So much so, that I had to follow the playoffs just to communicate with her. Although she likes sports, she never was a die-hard fan except for the playoffs that one year. My best friend? Super baseball fan, so much so during one playoffs that again, I had to follow every team (not just mine) in both leagues just to talk to her. She hasn't watched the baseball playoffs since, and it's been three years.

I've done this too. The Yanks were originally an obsession to deal with September 11 (I was a fan previously, but not as obsessive as I've been the past 9.5 years), but I kept that going since then. This time though, I've noticed that I'm really into shoe shopping. Yes, shoes. I like shoes, but as most shoes give me blisters, I don't shop for them much. I've also never spent much time pouring over shoe websites online. Now, when I'm feeling blue, online shoe window shopping does the trick. The past week? I've spent a lot of free time looking at shoes online. I even bought two pairs of shoes (that I scouted online) yesterday. So, if you see me drooling at shoes the next week or so, just pat me on the back. It's therapy! I'll snap out of it before long, I'm sure.
* The pictured boots are Troopa's by Steve Madden. Although they are somewhat trendy, I know I'll wear them several years, I just haven't purchased them yet. Aren't they lovely?


Brenda said...

Good luck with shoe shopping while you deal with everything. I've never worn a peep-toe slingback in my life, but I'm sorely tempted.

erinannie said...

You just perfectly described my obsession with the BYU football team this year. Did I care? Was I a fan? Maybe a little bit.
Did it distract me from the worst 4 months of my life and give me something to obsess over? Absolutely.

Also, Brenda, peep-toe slingbacks? Are awesome. I have a closet full of them. I'll never wear "normal" shoes again.

Brenda said...

Erinannie: Thanks for encouraging me. I've been staring at the feet of a shoe whore at church, and well, she's just got the best taste. I must copy.

JD said...

Um...I s'pose focusing on root beer or bacon would be my distractions... but those are there, regardless of what's happening in my life. So perhaps that's a bad example.

mj said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that has a secret fashion obsession sometimes.