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Silently Suffering for Shoes

A Moment of Silence Please

Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life

Ever wish you could go back in time to change the outcome of a specific situation only to come to a peaceful resolution? It’s never easy to experience a significant loss but life is full of ups and downs, and we have to take the good with the bad because perseverance is what makes us stronger.

It was a sad day here in Pittsburgh not too long ago when I suffered the loss of a very dear friend. If only I were paying attention, and recognized the signs maybe things could have been different. I was inconsolable and kept asking myself why? Why did one so young have to go? It just didn’t seem fair.

When I received the news I went through the appropriate 5 stages:

  1. Denial – No, it can’t be. I won’t believe it!
  2. Anger – “This is so wrong!!” as I raise my fists and scream at the top of my lungs.
  3. Bargaining – “Please, please I’ll do anything just don’t let it be so.”
  4. Depression – “I just can’t go on. What am I to do now?”
  5. Acceptance – I say to myself “you can do this, you can go on and while life will be different you will laugh once again.”

It took me a time-span of 24 hours to go through these stages of grief and you may be wondering what kind of friend would go through such emotional turmoil in such a short time? Well, it wasn’t easy but like I said in a previous post “I like options” and while good friends may be hard to come by when one passes on you really have no other option than to replace them with another.

We met back in 2009 after my last eye surgery which left me legally blind. Since I had to stop driving the previous year and had to rely on mail-order, this friendship worked out beautifully. It started out a little rocky but then developed into a great relationship full of mutual trust and respect. I was so honored to have such a dear friend but now it’s time to say goodbye <sniffle> to my DSW Premier Rewards Status.

I don’t know how it’s possible that I missed out on acquiring enough Premier qualifying points to keep my status however I refuse to keep dredging up the past. It’s time to move on and release myself from the bondage called Premier Rewards and just become a lowly Rewards member. For 4-1/2 years I enjoyed free next day shipping, Triple Points Days, and exclusive access to offers and events. It may be tough but I can and I will get through this.

In the interim though I think I’ll order some shoes from who offers free standard ground shipping on all orders, regardless of size or value. If this isn’t an incentive to change my shoes shopping habits I don’t know what is.

Thank goodness I ordered the boots pictured left. I’ve been on the lookout for Victorian boots like these for some time now and I found them at, of all places Amazon, and I really like the following description:

Funtasma by Pleaser Women's Dame-05 Ankle Boot
Funtasma by Pleaser Women’s Dame-05 Ankle Boot

When you want your retro bootie a little less granny and a little more glammy, try the Dame from Funtasma on for size. Smooth faux-leather traces a classic silhouette, complete with short heel and grommet-rich lace-up panel. What we really love are those sexy lace panels – they’re provocative without being the least bit tacky. Team this pair with a lacy cocktail frock for pure elegance.

So I think for now I’ll muddle my way through living without my Premier Rewards Status and do my best to support other online shoe shops. It’s the very least I can do because that’s just the kind of person I am.

“I could walk a mile in your shoes, but I already know they’re just as uncomfortable as mine. Let’s walk next to each other instead…” ~ Lynda Meyers

4 thoughts on “Silently Suffering for Shoes

  1. Hey Steph,
    Years ago, I tried on 4 inch heeled sandals and tried to walk but I was losing my balance and my Mom grabbed to hold me up and we laughed. The store clerk asked me if I wanted to buy these 4 inch heeled shoes and I told her NO!. Mom & I waslked out laughhing.

    1. Hey Susan, it’s been a few years for me wearing 4″ heels and since I am accident prone it’s a miracle I never broke my neck. But I’m thinking I must have been born in them because they always felt so natural to me although I like wearing more sensible heels now.

  2. You knew because you know me too well Sherri. Of course my loss had to do with shoes. I was in a bad place but I’m getting over it

  3. How did I know you were talking about the loss of something to do with shoes? Anyway, I’ll say a prayer fo lostswith DSW. Just don’t feel bad; you always have something in reserve.

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