Saturday, August 24, 2013

Quarter Life Cinderella...Not

Three years ago, I wrote a post about going through what they call quarter life crisis. I was actually done going through the said phenomenon when I wrote it down. The experience isn't unpleasant but I can't say it's something good either. In my case, it was a year's worth of confusion, uncertainty and "emotional turmoil".

Luckily for me though, I had well meaning family and friends, one of them assured me that things would eventually be okay. It's a good thing that I believed because eventually, things did start falling in place.

Now, you may be wondering what's the relevance of the pair of shoes. Just recently, I came across this article listing down the 8 signs that can say that the phase is over. It was not a waste of time reading it as I found myself smiling as I went through because I could identify to most of the points: from the practical ones like liking the job that you have, having your own savings account, to the things you don't expect to indicate it like owning a pair of dress shoes.

I am not much of a shoe person but when I first saw the pair of Softawalk shoes from the brand Unlisted (pictured above), I knew that later on, I would need to get one.While I don't have formal events all the time, sometimes, my job needs that I dress smart and a good, comfortable pair of shoes is included in the ensemble. Eventually, I realized, looking presentable at some days also adds a boost to my self-esteem. It's like giving me an accomplished lift.

I have worn this to church and to the office once. I'm actually looking forward to wearing this to an important event. A wedding, perhaps?  :-)


Regina Macapinlac said...

I like this a lot! lol you can assume that I am in that phase of my life as of the moment :)

GLAIZA said...

Reg!!! Ironic that while You Live Only Once is a common expression, QLC tends to ruin it (for some). But is just a season. And before you know it, you're wearing a "dress shoes" too :-)