If TheNewShu Were a Shoe, Which Shoe Would She Be? [2 of 2]

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If I, Stacey, was a pair of shoes, I’d have to be a pair of blue, low-top converses. It just feels right because, well, first of all I own a pair, so I can attest that they’re comfortable. They’re a type of tennis shoe that can be used everyday. You can dress them up or dress them down. Wear them with skirts, tuxedos, skinny jeans, flare jeans, shorts, …pretty much anything, depending on the color.

The sole of the shoe is durable, but not too thin, not too thick. The outer canvas is easily penetrable by the outer elements- often the despicable combo of cold air and water. These two attributes of the shoe are the most important parallels to my own life. I feel like an everyday kind of person, ordinary. I’m able to adapt as the situation changes even though I might not fit in sometimes. I’m slow to speak usually, and very quick to listen and get quiet first. I probably over-reflect on what others might’ve said about me and to me which leads to my tendency to let foolishness rain on my parade. So, I have to watch where I walk because some environments can really muck up my inner Shu. There’s definitely a learning process in walking the narrow path in the narrow canvas of the blue converses. And honestly, I’m still trying to get some holes mended on mine.

-Stacey

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