Whenever my mother would pick out a dress for me to wear as a child, my heart would sink in the pit of my stomach. This meant rolling around in the dirt with the boys was out of the question for the day. No roughhousing? No showing everyone how tough I was? Ugh. A dress. Now, two decades later I look around my bedroom and I am very confused. I have more dresses than jeans. I own one pair of tennis shoes. I am that woman that holds a great pair of shoes to her heart in a store and sigh out of happiness. “I’ve got to have them” are the words that I’ve said too much in life. Why do women love shoes so much? A great pair of heels insinuate our calves and give us height if we are lacking in that department. A great pair of heels can make a rather ordinary outfit stand out among the masses. And the compliments from family and friends about having an immaculate taste in shoes feed the addiction as well. But, I’ve noticed that I have more shoes than most of my friends. And since most of my life is spent in a hideous uniform, I rarely get to wear the shoes. They are more like collectibles or just conveniently there when I do need them. So, I’ve come up with a challenge for myself. No shoe buying for three months. Have I ever NEEDED a pair of shoes? Of course not. And yes, this will be very tough but sometimes I feel my life is becoming too cluttered with material things. So, no shoes purchases for three months. Here goes.