Saturday, 31 January 2009

Mid-Life Crisis

For most of my life I have felt invisible. I have never stood out at school, at work or at social events. I now realise that I am of an age where I am entering the 'invisible' years. The age when older women are often cast aside for new fresh faced female forms.

As a person who has always struggled to be seen and heard I know that these years are going to be even tougher for me , the quiet mouse who doesn't even register in most people's minds. I unobtrusively tip toe through life but I feel that is about to change.

When shopping for a pair of shoes for a function I am obligated to attend, I didn't choose the sensible, low heeled black classic that I would normally go for. I went for the shoes pictured above. Now I am sure to get noticed even if it means I grab attention by tripping up in them! I think it is time that I stopped hiding. Time I stopped apologising for being who I am. I like my new shoes. I can't walk in them. They are totally impractical but I WILL get NOTICED and just maybe even LISTENED to.

19 comments:

Ginny said...

you go for it and most of all have fun!

Rosie said...

Oh, how I understand! Enjoy your shoes and your event:)

Pixiedust said...

You Go Girl! What fab shoes. xxx

MaryPoppins said...

What a fantastic post :)

I adore your shoes and really look forward to knowing how it went, I am sure you and your new super shoes shall become firm friends

Good Luck :)

And hey I noticed you, and shall come back for more :)

Mary

X

April said...

I know where you're coming from sweetie and they are stunning shoes - you go girl!

April xx

Rosie said...

I love the shoes. A pair like that can do wonders for self esteem so strut you stuff and most of all enjoy yourself. xx

summerfete said...

Wow they are high but gorgeous!!
What are you wearing with?

Amanda said...

I think a new pair of shoes is a great way to start getting noticed and from there you can begin to be noticed just for being you because with shoes like that you'll feel good about yourself and your confidence and esteem will soar - YAAAAAAAAAAAY for YOU!!!

And yes, what are you wearing with them?

driftwood said...

wow, those are impressive! enjoy!!!

Shabby Chick said...

Those are beautiful shoes, I hope it works. I'm invisible because of my size but hey I'm used to it!

Mel xxx

periwinkle said...

way to go Mrs Beckham :-)
lisa x

Sal said...

I was cast aside when I was 35... and dumped for a newer model,12 years younger than me..maybe I should have had those shoes ;-)
If I had those gorgeous shoes now, I would break my b***** ankles!!
;-)

summerfete said...

You've been tagged!
Clare

Judy said...

What cute post. Go for it girl and have a great time and please don't fall!!

this is my patch said...

I know what it feels like to be overshadowed in life, I have only ever felt 'average'. I really like how honest and loyal you are Simone and enjoy reading your blog and receiving your comments, so you are now at last being heard. I think your shoes are great, I just wish I could get away with wearing them! x

Tillybud said...

Well your blog and those shoes caught my eye! Go you miss funky shoe.

funkymonkey said...

Love the shoes. Go for it Simone.

Tracey

pebbledash said...

Great shoes, Simone, and we hear you... I love how honest you are. Thank you.

Have fun, and walk tall!
D x

Beansieleigh said...

Just a blogger passing through, when I saw your post and your FABULOUS shoes!! I have quite the weakness for shoes!! I tend to spend most of my days in little white canvas sneakers... but when I dress up, boy does it feel GOOD to be strutting in a pair like the precious purchase you just found!! Have fun in them!! We only live ONCE, so this is your chance to SHINE! (By the way,where can I get a pair of these?) (0;