Sunday, February 21, 2010

Doing Something Right

     Many of you know I recently went back to work after being laid off since December. You also know I work in construction, a male dominated world. Well I am in need of a new pair of work boots-not an easy thing to find with a size 7 woman's foot.

     My current boots are a pair of  Timberland Pro, and they are made for women, cute, and were super comfortable-for about a week. I know things are different when I spend 8 hours on my feet walking an unfinished concrete construction site, but when I take off my boots it takes hours for the feeling to come back to my pinkie toes. So when I (finally) started to see the titanium toes through the leather, I started my journey for the next pair.

      The few times I have found women's work boots in the stores, they are overpriced, and uncomfortable. Then I ran across these boots and my heart skipped a beat! I am a little  hesitant because buying online you can't try them on, but being designed by a woman for a woman is promising. Plus they're so dam cute! So I have been debating with myself do I buy the pink, or go with the conservative tan ones? (I may work construction but I am a girly girl and love to express my feminine side even in that masculine role.) Then I got the best advice from SPF. She told me to stop worrying what anybody else may think of me wearing pink work boots, and be true to myself-buy the pair I like the best. I must be doing something right with that girl. I mean really-that's about the best advice I could have got.

     Isn't it amazing watching our kids metamorphis right in front of our eyes?

5 comments:

  1. Kids always see through things better than us. somwhere along the road of our lives we lose that gift.

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  2. Yes, you are doing something right because she is so wise. Great job, Mama!

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  3. I am with her you've done a good job! Go with the pink!
    Have a great week!
    Dina-Marie

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  4. First, congrats on getting into construction! I remember searching for high schools in 8th grade and being told I could not work construction because I was a girl...no one teaches a girl that. I tried again coming out of high school going to college and was discouraged once again by being told I would 'not mess up my hands - no man wants a women with rough hands'. It's amazing how closed minded people are in this day and age in the US. You're already working a job that's controversial by being yourself, why stop at your boots when you've concquered so much more?!

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  5. from FF! Sorry for the late visit!

    Feel free to visit me here at Life Can't Wait and Up Now and What's Next

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