As I prepare for the long day ahead of me, I don my brown business shoes. They are nice shoes, somewhat comfortable even, and really they ought to be at $200 a pair!
I stand and check myself one last time in the mirror. Adjust a hair here, smooth out a tuck of the shirt there, align my belt with my zipper and shirt buttons, and, convinced that I look the part, off I go for another journey of meetings filled with serious discussions, pleasantries, and platitudes.
As I drive and battle first-morning traffic and a-holes galore, I think about where life will lead me. Since this is the same route I take with my family to our favorite vacation town along the shore, I think about vacation where I can live by my own schedule and rules.
Longing for my vacation with the family that is only a few months away now, I know those two weeks will come and go quickly. It’s nice, certainly, so do not get me wrong. I mean some freedom is better than none, right???
I then drift into a longing for something I know is coming, a much simpler time where I am on my own. Do you ever feel in your soul that you were meant for something different but have not yet found it? For me, I have found it, and I know what I was meant for. I am just having trouble getting there.
When I do, these semi-comfortable brown business shoes will be shed. Footwear, let it be said, can set you free, and one day I will wear nothing other than flip flops and FootJoys.
(Oh, and sneakers too, for those long runs along the shoreline!)