Goodbye, Old Friend.

“Old Friends” would be more accurate, I guess.  Robin Dunbar suggested that a person can only maintain about 150 social relationships at one time.  These shoes account for two of my best friends.

These past few weeks have been pretty difficult for me. I mean, my shoes and I have been together for about six years. They were with me when I met my wife. We experienced Disney World for the first time together. And Disney Land. And Disney World again. They were with me when my daughter was born, and then my son. I can’t count how many steps we’ve taken or stairs we’ve climbed. These shoes have been with me more hours than any other possession I have owned. Ever. It really feels like two of my best friends are leaving me.

Then I found these:

They say that the best way to get over one love is to find another. I think I’ll be just fine.

Here’s to the next six years.

2 thoughts on “Goodbye, Old Friend.

  1. I had a similar experience several months ago. With my weight loss it was finally time to get rid of my old favorite outfits and clothes I had built up over many years. The problem with holding on to such clothes when you are transitioning through weight loss is they leave the subliminal message ‘you can always come back to us’. The old clothes become a safety blanket so that in the back of mind I can say ‘well, if I gain again I still have my old clothes’. It takes guts to get rid of them but I finally did, so there is no fall back plan for me now. Kind of scary and kind of exciting!

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