Before 40 - September

I have a confession.  First, a little background.  For as long as I can remember, I've been tall.  I was taller than all the other girls AND boys in grade school.  My grandma told me that boys mature slower than girls, and that they would catch up to me.  Well, a few did, but most didn't.  Throughout my school years, I was always one of the tallest.

Now, I'm 5'11".  I'm used to looking down at people.  I'm used to it, but that doesn't mean I like it.  Being tall and clumsy isn't exactly a recipe for a graceful creature who glides effortlessly across the room in stiletto heels.  Which brings me to the confession.  Brace yourselves.  Come closer and I'll whisper it in your ear.  I've never worn heels.  I KNOW!  It's crazy, right?!  When I told my hairdresser recently, she almost cut off a chunk of my hair, before screaming, "ARE YOU SERIOUS?!"  Uh... yea... I am.

I'm 5'11" and clumsy, and my husband is 6 foot.  Why would I wear heels?  It just seemed like a ridiculous concept, but in true "Before 40" fashion, I bought these...

Go big or go home, I always say.  Okay, I don't say that, but I should.  I might have mentioned (complained profusely about) the fact that I wear size 11 Narrow shoes.  When you wear size 11 Narrow shoes there are only 3 shoe stores to shop at.  One, a very lovely establishment with very expensive shoes.  Two, a reasonably priced establishment with unreasonably ugly, old lady shoes.  Three, a cheap shoe store with okay looking shoes that come in Size 11, but not in Narrow.  I chose option 3, due to the plain and simple fact that I suspected this was not going to be a raging success.  I.was.correct.

I wore them as far as the car.  Seriously, HOW do you crazy people do it?  Do your feet eventually go numb and stop feeling the intense PAIN?!  Do your toes ever get used to being jammed into that small of a space?  How do you avoid looking like a tight rope walking giraffe?

My hairdresser claims the problem was that I bought heels that didn't fit perfectly.  I'm just not buying it. Oh well, I'll just wear them at home... in a certain room...ahem.   Unless someone needs a pair of size 11 Narrow black heels?  Didn't think so.

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