Messy in Fabulous Shoes

Messy in Fabulous Shoes

Monday, June 3, 2013

What Do You Want to Be?

Always looking for blog inspiration, I never expected it to come from a video shot at our recent PEAK conference.  But John is right.  At a certain age, we do stop asking ourselves what we want to be.  I've been spending a lot of time trying to answer this question for myself and know I will do more exploration as I begin My Desire Map in the coming weeks.  But for now...

I want to be trusted.  I want to be loved and accepted.  I want to be patient and kind.

I want to be a good friend, daughter, sister and aunt.

I want to be paid for what I am passionate about (thankfully, I already am).

I want to honor those who have paved the way for me.  I want to help those who are in need - human and canine.

I want to be called Mom.  I want to grow old with Todd.

That's what I want to be.  I doubt this will change but I'm glad John posed the question so I could contemplate my answers.

What do you want to be?

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Hooker Heels

Last weekend I went to see Spank a play that spoofs 50 Shades of Grey.  If you haven't seen it but have read the books, get tickets.  It is hilarious!  Since it was a GNO, I decided to up my usual weekend game and donned my BCBG black patent peep toe stiletto Mary Jane's.

Upon arriving at my girlfriend Edie's house, her husband exclaimed "Melissa, nice hooker heels!"  Now I realize he was giving me a huge compliment but his statement certainly gave me pause.  Are they really inappropriate?  After all, I wear these to the office!  And what about the other stilettos in my closet?

(OK, so the last ones are pretty bad.  They are going because I almost maimed myself walking through Georgetown in them.)

But the others, are they appropriate for daytime at a meeting or am I completely off?  Mind you, I'll keep wearing them because I love them but I am curious about your opinions...