The story of the Red Shoes
Who could imagine a pair of shoes being a catalyst for self discovery and transformation.
That was until the red shoes came into my life.
They would offer profound lessons, be the source of great FUN, lead to the Red Shoe Project and finally the creation of the Red Shoe Zone, aiming to help women fearlessly reDiscover themselves at mid life.
It all began innocently enough. My husband and I were in California for our daughter’s university graduation and one afternoon we took a trip to the charming seaside town of Capitola with friends. One of our group (a shoe lover) veered off course and was located in he town’s only shoe store. I stayed behind and waited as she shopped for new acquisitions.
I settled in for a long nap, checked messages and lapped the store several times before unconsciously lifting a heavy looking red shoe from its display perch.
“You’ve got to try those on!” My friend’s voice fills the tiny store. I was about to explain I only wear black shoes when I stopped.
Why not, it would give me something to do. “Umm…Do you have these in a size 9?” I mutter to the clerk. “WOW this must be your lucky day”, she trills back, “we have one pair left and they’re in your size!”
I watched as she extracted the shoe from the box with dramatic flourish.
I looked at the shoe. A total alien, it looked like nothing I would wear and it was RED! I pulled it on. “You’ve got to get them!” my friend explodes. I stood up and looked at my feet. Not mine.
These were definitely not my feet. I quickly sat down and began pulling off the shoes. “You MUST get these shoes” my friend instructs. I thank the clerk as I hand them back.
“YOU HAVE TO GET THESE SHOES!!” This was getting intense. Everyone in the store was now looking at us, “Aaaaahhhhh…..I’ll take the shoes” I mutter to the clerk.
My friend with a satisfied smile on her face collapses in the chair, “GOOD! You won’t regret this!”
That’s how the red shoes came into my life.
How they would transform it, was still to come.
The Red Shoes would give rise to THE RED SHOE PROJECT which is akin to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants!
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