I pondered on Facebook a while back that high heels have magical powers. And I really think they do. I first realized it right after Little Man was born and I was struggling with being separated and a new mom at the same time. I had found these beautiful gold-colored pumps with black lace and velvet bows. I wore them to work one day, and I strutted around the office feeling pretty great about myself.
One of my co-workers commented in the break-room at lunchtime that there was something different about me that day, but that she could not put her finger on it. I was puzzled, as I was not wearing a new outfit and I did not have a different haircut. A wizened, older gentleman sitting at the table next to our smiled sagely and nodded his head towards the floor where I was sitting. "It's the shoes," he said.
I didn't think much about it at the time, but over the years I have noticed that whenever I put on a pair of high heels, my self-confidence sky rockets. I feel pretty and sexy and strong. I can't explain it, I just know that's how it is.
I have always loved shoes, but my obsession with high heels is a more recent one. The heels keep getting taller and taller. And yes, the taller they get, the more uncomfortable they become but I honestly don't care because I feel so good about myself.
Who knew that a shoe has the power to make a woman feel like she can conquer the world? Ridiculous, you say? Maybe. But I am telling you that it is true.
Perhaps it is that the shoes make me feel ultra-feminine. Perhaps it is because they make me taller. All I know is that on days when I am facing a tough meeting or situation, I come armed with my tallest, most sparkly pair of shoes. And I feel like nothing can bring me down.
Moral of the story? Feeling down about yourself? Have a meeting or presentation coming up that you are nervous about? Just need a little pick-me-up? Take my advice and go out and splurge on a gorgeous, sparkly pair of high heels. It will make all the difference in the world!