So, my mom bought me these really cute Bear Paws. For those who don’t know, Bear Paws are a shoe brand that sells snow boots, a.k.a., “Ugg” boots. They’re cute little ankle boots that have buckles on each shoe. When she handed me the box, I immediately got excited because, well- what girl doesn’t love new shoes?! The first thing that I noticed when I pulled them out of the box, was that it was obvious they were a size 11. The one thing that makes me so self-conscious about my shoe size is the fact that most really cute shoes make my feet look really big. The first time I wore them, I asked my mom, “Do these boots make my feet look big?” and of course, she said no. You never know when your mom isn’t being honest with you, because, well- she’s your mom. And sometimes moms like sugar coating the truth, to spare your feelings. And since I couldn’t tell if she was telling the truth or not, because my feet looked HUGE those boots to me, I asked one of my friends. And she said no. I still wasn’t convinced, so I did the obvious. I asked one of my guy friends. I asked him what size did he think I wear. And you know what he said? A size 8 or 9! To say I didn’t want to jump up and down for joy was an understatement. I wanted to run around and do cartwheels. (Even though that would have ended with me being sent to the ER). I’m telling you this story to say this:
IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD!
Your mind sometimes plays tricks on you. If you’re telling your brain that these shoes make your feet look 3 sizes larger, then your brain is going to make your feet look 3 sizes larger, when they actually don’t. Now, if you wear a size 13 or larger, you probably don’t look like you wear a size 9, and some shoes do make your feet look big. You just have to know that you look cute in your leopard print Toms, and own the fact that you have big feet because you’re not alone.
Big Feet Need Love Too!