I wasn't always a huge shoes fanatic but somewhere along the line I caught shoe fever. I equate shoes to a mood ring: change your shoes, change your mood. The best part about shoes is that they quickly change an outfit. Shoes need not be Jimmy Choo's or Prada to be stylish. You just need to have a sense of fashion and create your own look. I don't believe in letting the fashion magazines dictate my wardrobe. I buy what moves me. Some of the cutest shoes I've found have been at T.J. Maxx. Like these shooties and these riding boots I lived in all winter.
I'm so excited to be here after a long hard week of self-advocating for myself in the courts. Sometimes we have to make hard choices to keep our integrity in tact. There is no dollar amount that is worth giving up your freedom. Sometimes we walk away from a situation with nothing but the knowing that we refused to remain victims and have enabled ourselves to become the survivor we chose to be. Sometimes, sadly, the people we love the most won't understand. No one can ever judge what you have been through unless they have walked in your shoes. Also, sometimes we need to do what we know is right, regardless of the consequences, in order to be able to live with ourselves.
So, today I'll step out in my cute shoes, head held high, knowing that no matter what difficulties I will now face I will be okay. I have my freedom. I've found my voice. My morals are in tact.