Let's talk about shoes.
I have a lot of shoes. Like, a lot.
There's an entire ecosystem of shoes on the bottom of my closet. Heels and straps and brightly colored footgear cover the floor of my closet like forest detritus ready for a night on the town.
This seems unnecessary for a writer who only goes out to walk the dog.
Once I decided the only way to claim all this shoe-goodness was to actually wear it, even if it wasn't the most appropriate setting.
I was going to reclaim my shoes. Be bold. Different. “Just do it, Kris,” I told myself.
Sadly, I do not always give good fashion advice.
I wore my favorite, funky, awesome pair of knee-high boots to a pumpkin patch.
They were shredded. Honestly, I don't even know how that happened. It's not like pumpkins have teeth. They don't attack.
I held onto those sweet, funky, awesome, shredded boots for a year before I threw them out. :weeps even now:
Lesson learned. I think it's important to have unnecessary stuff that makes you smile. But maybe don't wear it to a pumpkin patch.
If you have something you love, maybe even collect…perhaps, oh, I don't know covet, but never get to use, let me know. Maybe we can trade tips.
My tip: Never take your precious unnecessary things to a pumpkin patch. They bite.