Every year around springtime, there is one song that stands out and really takes my mood to a whole nother level. Usually it is a song that is older, whether or not it brings back a particular memory. I am perpetually behind the trends, and heavily influenced by the likes of (in this case) Ellen. When I hear said song, I feel the need to youtube-stalk it until I decide it is worth paying the $1.29 to download (lest it be just a fluke because I am already in a good mood), and then finally, I break down and buy it and play it over and over and over. Last year it was Rob Base's "It Takes Two". I still play that song way more than anyone on the planet I bet. This year's winner is (drumroll) "Low" by Flo Rida. For some reason, that song is just hitting the right nerve right now.
I am still going through a bunch of weird body image issues right now, mostly my mind playing tricks on me. I know, logically, that I only about halfway to my goal, but since I can wear smaller sized clothing, my mind is telling me I should look better than I do. Everything in the middle of me is so ugly yet. I am totally cool with it because I know it will be gone eventually, but it still messes with my mind from time to time. But, it also reminds me where I came from. Still, I was in a good mood this morning, and felt like finding something new and cute to wear, to remind myself that I am already starting to look better. All the clothes I tried on looked OK, but not great. Then I found these shoes: