They are now on their way back to the manufacturer (thank you, ShoeDazzle, for free shipping both ways)...but I still wish I could wear them. I think being unrealistic is part of being a writer. I can see these shoes online and temporarily forget that I have the weakest ankles in the world and have had surgery on both of them. I can pretend that my feet don't feel like a tiny knife is stabbing into them whenever I wear anything higher than pumps. I can see these and think--
Oh yeah, I could rock that look.
No, self. No, you cannot.
My theory is that being able to believe in these delusions makes me a better writer. If I can create entire worlds and characters that I care so much about that they feel real...why couldn't I convince myself that I can wear these shoes?
I guess if I'm going to delude myself into believing that I can do something I cannot, then buying the wrong shoes isn't the worst way to go. I mean, I could delude myself into believing I can take my advance to Vegas and double it. Or that if I buy enough tickets then I will win the lottery...right? Buying super cute shoes and then returning them the next day = not so bad.
What about you? What have you deluded yourself into believing lately?