I took a few minutes to somewhat straighten a little bit of my bedroom this evening. I have now discovered that I am a shoe hoarder. It is not that I love shoes. I wear a size 12 W. That is not the easiest size to find in women's shoes. I also have plantar fascisitis sometimes so every size 12W is not good for me. I was straightening my shoes and I do believe there were about 20 pair. Some may say for a woman that is not much. Well I am a woman but I do not have a shoe fetish. These 20 shoes are shoes I do not wear. Six of these shoes are old tennis shoes that I do not wear anymore but I can not get rid of them. This does not include the three tennis shoes that I rotate right now. One for exercising, one for lawn mowing and one for casual. There were about four pair of generic crocks that I have not worn this year yet because I have a new pair of real Crocs that I love. Surprise, surprise, I actually found a real pair of Crocs that fit and they are a cute Mary Jane style. There are also four pair of leather sandals in which three are identical but very worn. I just cant throw them out. I have two pair of black clogs, identical but one is worn ... See ,when I find them in my size and they fit I buy duplicates. There are also my blue slip-on butter cookie shoes that I have , one is almost worn out. I could go on and on. I actually wear probably three pairs of shoes mostly during the week.
I try to get rid of them but my inner-self says.. "You have such a hard time finding shoes, are you going to just throw them out. " " You should save the worn pair so you can wear them if the weather is bad." " What if you can't find any more in this color? Then you are going to wish you had them."
I didn't even talk about the two pair that are in the backseat of my car right now. No wonder I could not find my dressy black sandals last week they were in the car.
HELP! I AM A SHOE HOARDER!