I have a confession to make. I have a shoe fetish. Everyone around me seems to underestimate the statement a simple pair of shoes can make. To me, though, the shoes I wear are not for covering my two feet. They reflect who I am.
So who am I? Why don’t you just look down at my feet? I could be wearing my under armor spines – my confidence and my leadership shoes. My feet feel weightless much like myself. After I finish what needs to be done I tend to free myself from any stress I had before. On crisp winter nights I could be wearing my furry brown monkey slippers. These slippers are my comforting side. I can wear them and listen to a friend cry for hours. My favorite pair of ...view middle of the document...
Broken in and molded to the shape of my feet, when wearing them I feel in touch with my surroundings.
During college I intend to add more shoes to my collection in the closet. For each aspect of my personality I discover or enhance through my college years, I will find a pair of shoes to reflect it. Maybe I could get a pair of one black and one white shoe for when I learn about the Chinese culture and its belief in yin and yang. As I get to know myself better and my goals become clearer, my collection of shoes will expand.
By the time I am through with college I will be ready to take a big step into to real world. Being ready for change, I believe I will only need one pair of shoes to reflect the new me. The shoes will be fun and comfortable; I will be able to wear them when I am at work and when I return home after a long day. This pair of shoes will embody each aspect of my personality in a single footstep. No longer will I have a separate shoe for each quirk and quality. This one pair will say it all. It will be the evidence of my self awareness and maturity.
I am entering college as a naïve, teenage bundle of energy, independence, and motivation. My closet full of shoes that mirror my array of interests, and at the same time my difficulty in choosing a single interest that will satisfy me for the rest of my life. I want to leave college with direction, having a pinpointed single interest to pursue that will add meaning and texture to my life.
So there you have it. I have told you about who I am, what I enjoy, and what I want from college. Want to know more? Come walk a day in my shoes.