July 27, 2011 § 2 Comments
For my birthday, my good friend Kristen and I went and did a bit if girly shopping with money that my Pop had given me. I bought myself a cute pair of oxfords (see above), a comfy pair of Madewell jeans, and a sweet necklace. I hadn’t really spent much on myself in awhile, just fulfilling basic needs. So it felt good to love on myself a little bit.
Sadly, the oxfords just hurt my little tootsies. I can tell that they’re just not meant for my feet. Which my gut was telling me in the store, but I really just wanted a nice pair of shoes. So if you’d like to buy them off of me, they’re for a sale! They’re size 38 Euro/8 US Brazilian leather oxfords from Aldo. Not usually my size, but the 7 just didn’t feel right. Neither do the 8′s apparently.
What I think is important is to know what your needs are and be open to different ways of having them met. I’m hoping for a comfy and cute pair of shoes to wear during my pregnancy, yet I haven’t penny to spend on a thing.
And as I shared with you on Monday, there are quite a few professional goals that I have that I have no idea how to support. Yet. That’s the key perspective, I believe. I’m totally 100% open to listening to myself until my gut prompts me to, the ideas of others, and even the letting go of what I believe my needs and expectations to be.
Sometimes we can’t have everything we want. Sometimes what we want isn’t the same thing as what we need. And sometimes our viewpoint is that we need this or that, rather it’s not even reality. Reality is, in fact, an entirely different matter altogether. Let’s save that last thought for Friday.