So I'm walking down one of the many pathways that snake around my office I had a realization that might sound crazy and one I've had before but it never seems to cease to amaze me- the realization? I'm tall. And not just tall for a girl, I'm tall for a human being. A quick google search tells me that the average woman in the United States is only 5'3! And the average male height is 5'9. Here's the thing though... i always forget that I'm tall. It's always a surprise to me when I tower over someone and find out that not everyone is tall. Without fail whenever someone runs into me their first look to to my shoes and I see them make a face when they see the heels. I want to yell when this happens! Why is that because I was born tall that some assume I am not allowed to wear shoes? Why is it that because if my height I am suppose to limit myself to flats like these?
I mean they're cute and all, but blah.
Here's the thing... I LOVE shoes. Shoes are my thing. I like looking presentable and for me this means shoes. Here's my list of why shoes are great:
- Your shoe size doesn't change if you ate too much cake over the weekend
- They make your butt look fab
- They make your legs look leaner
- For me they are a confidence booster
- They make a statement
- There is an endless variety of shoes in the world.
To further explain my shoe love to you I will tell you this... 1. I still have and wear clothes I had in high school and I am not at all concerned about it, but I think I would NEVER wear a pair of shoes that I bought in high school still. Heck I don't think my shoes get more than 2 good years out of them. 2. I had a friend come over and clean out my closet. I was fine with her saying " you never wear this- get rid of it" and then she mentioned how next time we should do my shoes and I thought to myself "...and she's never welcome back."
So really all I'm saying here is the next time you see a strikingly beautiful tall girl running around in heels that elevate her to the height of professional basketball players- don't judge her...