Just not Cinderella’s because, well, you all know I am no princess.
No, this morning, a little before 5 O’clock, I was getting ready for work when I chose to leave my Winter boots behind, and put on my Summer Denmark hiking shoes. I know hiking shoes are not the sexiest, but my Merrell hikers are dang comfortable, and that’s enough a reason to go for them.
The footsies, enjoying the reunion with my Summer Merrells.
I did remember that they were nice to wear, but not that much! The footsies were particularly happy, and we strolled to the office pretending to ourselves we were heading to the train station to travel to some unknown Vikingland hideout.
I was a bit disappointed when I got to my desk.
But the footsies weren’t. And I kept thinking about slippers. When you think about it, we all wear slippers, one way or another. It has been a recurrent topic in discussions with a good friend of mine.
We all have at least a pair of good old slippers. Just not necessarely on our feet. You know, that job that pays the bills, but makes you wonder what it would be like to do something you love instead? Or that relationship that is “ok”, even if you can’t help but compare yourself with all your friends, wondering if they are that much in love? Having dreams but settling for less because it is so complicated to chase great goals?
It is easy to give up and settle. And I sure am in no position to give lessons. Changing your life, even if it is for the better, is scary and often rhymes with hard work. But isn’t it worthwhile? Stepping out of your comfort zone is scary, but it can be so rewarding… It can be so hard to weigh the pros and cons.
Sometimes, I think we won’t even admit to ourselves we are wearing slippers. Probably because aknowledging it would mean taking measures to better your life. Staying oblivious to slippers-wearing prevents us from taking that first barefoot step.
And I wonder… What kind of slippers are you wearing? Are you planning on doing anything to change your life for a more fullfilling, exciting one?
I sure am thinking a lot about that… But I am not getting rid of my Merrell slippers! I don’t want to risk tempting the footsies into treating me with ingrown nails to get even! No way!