the other day my significant other yelled at me for having too many shoes. i refused to listen until i actually counted right now, and as it turns out, i had 45 pairs. even i, a self-professed #imelda, admit that could be construed as being a few too many.
so i downsized. and i’m finally getting rid of a pair of green chucks that were with me at the start of my ongoing “solo travel as a lifestyle” adventure — the 2011 Cambodia trip below, though they’ve been around time-wise and place-wise for longer than that.
i actually started this post about saying goodbye to these shoes in July of 2012, and it’s been languishing in my Drafts folder since then because i didn’t have the heart to get rid of them. i haven’t worn them much since, except for my trip last year to Thailand and Mongolia, so i suppose, alas, it’s indeed time to say goodbye. feel free to start playing this song before scrolling down.