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Everyone needs some Green Shoes

Updated: Jun 7, 2019

Something caught my eye as I walked past the shop window in the busy Brighton lanes.



It was a shoe shop but not as you know it.


This was the Willy Wonker of shops.

All candy colours and sparkle, sequins and lace.


I'd not long separated from my husband -

a relationship I'd been in for 19 years.


Yes, thats right 19 friggin years!!! ( 3 kids, two dogs, two cats, two guinea pigs, lived abroad, moved house 8 times - 19 years long!) holy moly!

I was coming home to me - for way too long I'd been numb, waiting for something to change, but frozen in complete fear to make anything happen.

As I tried on these shoes, I knew I was going to get a pair -


they were totally impractical


way out of my price range


and oh my god I wanted them so much!


I chose a green pair of sparkled heels with a big velvety bow on the toe-

very Wizard of Oz.


Should I be clicking my heels together and wishing for home?..


Yes I should.


I was coming home to me -

for way too long I'd been numb

waiting for something to change

but frozen in complete fear to make anything happen.


But here I was;

living Back in Brighton, a city I love.


Living on my own with my three kids

and coping..

actually thriving.


It was messy,

chaotic

and there were definitely times when I felt the pressure.


I was a hot mess goddess -


I knew that to stay sane I needed to make my self care a priority,


no question, these were things that I had to do to stay mentally and physically healthy. -

stretching, breathing exercises, hydration, nutrition.


You know the drill,

we all do...

but how easy we let these things slip when the heavy stuff drops in.


I clung onto those practices though

as my lifeline,


They kept me going,

they kept me glowing.

There's just your own flavour and mine happens to be green sparkles.

I felt happy,

when I could have been sad.


Thriving,

where I could have been desperate.


Energetic,

when I should have been wiped out.


So; back to my shoes,


I've only worn them a few times...


They always get attention!


and now I have them in my room

like a piece of art,

they make me smile.


They remind me that I'm worth it,


that I can shine,


that I can be way too much -

in fact bollocks to that -

there is no 'too much'.


There's just your own flavour

and mine happens to be green sparkles.

I'm learning that when I feel good I'm able to help others feel good too, it might sound like a cliche but it's true.

When I look at the More. mats I have the same feeling -


I want them!

around

to remind me who I am.


They are bold,

beautiful

unapologetic.


They shout -

Look at me!

Sit on me

Stretch on me

Love yourself on me.




We are not here to dumb/ dim ourselves down -

We are here to revel in joy,

to do what fills us up -


What does that mean to you?

What makes you feel good?


I'm learning that when I feel good

I'm able to help others feel good too,

it might sound like a cliche but it's true.


So please, if you see those green sparkly shoes (or a gorgeous More. mat ;) ) and it stirs something in you


Do it!


I kind of feel I should write ' because you're worth it' -

but that might be just a bit too cheesy...


but you ARE awesome,


you ARE a goddess,


you DO deserve more...


and I can't wait for us to do something together... howling at the moon? ;)


More. mats can be viewed here - www.choosemorenow.com


Shoes from - Irregular Choice

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