A long-time friend, Karen Palka, recently invited me write a blog post for a collaborative effort — Entirely Women — she developed with 102.3 FM WGRT, Port Huron’s family radio station. Entirely Women, which went live in November, is an online community — for women — that entertains, inspires and informs. Karen is also Founder and Executive Director of A Beautiful Me®, a 501c3 charitable organization that fosters girls’ self-esteem in 3rd-12th grade through uniquely developed, interactive workshops. She and I became friends at a luncheon the Greater Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce hosted in 2004. Her creative talents as well as her advocacy for building girls’ self-esteem, for her community and for her friends inspires all.
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My shoes are more than just accessories in my closet, accents for my feet or eye candy for date nights with my husband. They all serve a function. Some give me boost when extra inches are required. Others keep me grounded. More protect from harsh conditions and jerks. Then, there are my treads for running distances and traversing uneven terrain.
There are days when I’d like to wear someone else’s shoes for a block or two. Those red, three-inch, knee-highs I saw this morning at the bus stop sure would be the ticket. If you’re like me, a new stylish pair of shoes on the feet of a friend or on the clearance rack at DSW makes my adrenalin surge.
What would it be like to see the world standing in those cheetah-motif stilettos? Only the friend or stranger wearing them really knows. So, what shoes are you wearing today? I have yet to put mine on.