Goodbye, Edmundo Castillo ankle boots. I truly loved you hard

Edmundo Castillo ankle booties, I truly loved you. You excited me, empowered me, and helped me look like I'd shank somebody if they got too close.

I swore we would never break up, that I would keep you forever.

Then I started having foot problems. I still held on to you, even though I knew I probably wouldn't ever wear you again. Then the foot problems got worse.

My sponsor's sister wears the same size shoes as me, so they promised to rehome all of my beautiful shoes that I could no longer wear. When my sponsor saw you, she fell in love with you. Hard, like I once did. Her foot was smaller than mine. And you were a bit small for me. So she tried you on, and you went home with her, to be appreciated and shown off like you deserve to be.

I'll miss you terribly, but I'll take comfort in knowing that someone I love has adopted you and will take care of you, have fun with you, and maybe even make people a little afraid she'll shank them if they get to close :-)

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  • bj1111 replied 5 years ago

    i'm lighting a candle to st. jude and mourning your loss with you.

  • Stagiaire Fash replied 5 years ago

    Dude, you seriously must not want to work as a writer, because if you did, you'd have that job in a heartbeat--you're such a good writer!

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Your goodbye tributes are always a treat. What a great send off for your beloved pieces. You really should write a book or send pieces to magazines for publishing.

  • taylor replied 5 years ago

    Good bye is such sweet sorrow!
    At least they have been re-homed and will be loved .
    Feel good in the fact the adoptive wearer is someone who for whatever reason did not acquire her own Edmundo’s making these extra special for her !

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    NEXT :)

    It’s good to break up with love when it’s hurting you!

  • cindysmith replied 5 years ago

    BJ, thank you. It was hard letting go, but for my sponsor it was so much easier :-)

    Fashintern, I really don't know that I'd enjoy writing for a living. I'd feel all this pressure to come up with stuff, and all the pressure to make the next piece I write be as funny as the last piece I wrote... I write for therapy, I write for laughs, I write to share myself. Feeling like I "had" to write would make it less therapeutic, less laughable, less like voluntary sharing and more like an obligation. However, Joy might be on to something. I could do a compilation without feeling the pressure, or submit pieces I've already written for publishing. Maybe. If I work up the courage.

    Taylor, my sponsor has kids, so when she got sober and built a life for them, there wasn't room in the budget for luxuries for herself. She's in a better position now, but the kids still come first (which is fine). So yeah, itIt felt good to give her something she couldn't or wouldn't give herself, because she deserves it so much.

    Angie, yes yes and more yes! I really just can't find it in me to deal with discomfort in the name of looking good, not anymore. Like, I'm too old and I've been through too much to deal with unnecessary horse puckey, and sore feet is/are unnecessary horse puckey. Thank you for all the recommendations and advice, because it definitely helped so very much!

  • suntiger replied 5 years ago

    Sad they dont work for you anymore but happy your friend can enjoy them!

  • Gigi replied 5 years ago

    Those are indeed gorgeous shoes! I'm glad you were able to give them to someone you care about. It certainly makes giving up things easier, though it's still hard.

  • Jaime replied 5 years ago

    They went to a good home. Onward!

  • Cardiff girl replied 5 years ago

    How lovely that you gave them up for adoption to a good home.So much better than sitting unworn at the bottom of your closet.

  • Runcarla replied 5 years ago

    Shoe obituaries....

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Oh, Cindy. WISE WORDS.

  • Barbara Diane replied 5 years ago

    A perfect solution. Props for taking care of your body.
    I like the compilation idea.

  • Stagiaire Fash replied 5 years ago

    Got it. I'll quit nudging you, but will continue enjoying your writing.

  • Helena replied 5 years ago

    Lol ... no time, energy or inclination for uncomfortable shoes ... bye bye, and may the next pair be kinder to your feet!

  • Jane replied 5 years ago

    As Angie says! Give up when the love hurts! They are great looking boots!

    So good they have gone to a good home!

  • Bijou replied 5 years ago

    Very glad that these beautiful boots have gone to someone who will cherish them. I am sure she will think of you whenever she wears them.

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