Happy Monday ladies. I have a bit of an obsession with books. I came by it naturally. Growing up, my Dad had half-read, opened books draped over the back of the couch, stacked on the end tables, towering on the carpet next to his chair and covering the coffee table. My mom on the other hand, never read. Oh, I’m sure she read something, but I never witnessed it. She was a doer, not a reader. I love to do both but if forced to choose one, it would be reading.
Here are a few things on my mind this week:
Have you heard of the enneagram? I’m sort of obsessed with it lately. The enneagram is an ancient system of personality typing that illustrates how people see the world and manage their emotions. It helps you understand how you operate so you can make changes and grow.
I’ve always been fascinated by the enneagram and have been taking online tests for years. I’m still not sure what number I am because I have characteristics from so many of them. I just finished listening to this book on audible and I loved it with a capital L. This guy is very funny and his characterizations have gone a long way to help me nail down my type.
My copy of this book is dog eared and highlighted everywhere from years of use.
“The ancient symbol of the Enneagram has become one of today’s most popular systems for self-understanding, based on nine distinct personality types. Now, two of the world’s foremost Enneagram authorities introduce a powerful new way to use the Enneagram as a tool for personal transformation and development.”
-Don Richard Riso and Ross Hudson
Last week I spotted this book which looks kind of fun… Can you tell I am a self-improvement addict? Does that mean I am a #1?
My trip to the newly opened mall last week was a sad and depressing experience. I’d mistakenly thought it would be fun to shop in person. Wrong. The joy has gone out of that for now and possibly for a very long time…if not permanently. The stores I saw haven’t been getting deliveries and employees haven’t been able to work to stock the shelves. They’re doing what they can, but if you want or need anything new, don’t plan to wait for the stores to open in your area. You may be very disappointed. The best selections have always been online and this is true now, more than ever. For those of us who feel the need to try garments on before we buy, that may be a thing of the past. Many merchants are closing their lower producing stores to try to stay in business which usually means suburban ones. The retail landscape as we knew it may never recover. That’s not altogether bad because we were saturated with stores that were all selling similar merchandise. We were due for an adjustment but I wish it had happened in an easier way.
My post last week on looking chic in flat shoes brought many wonderful suggestions from you, my brilliant readers. It seems many of you are in the same boat as I am with feet that need extra care and support. Here’s a recap of some brands you suggested for comfortable shoes that are stylish or the very least not ugly:)
ECCO– I love this brand and have several pairs. They have wide toe boxes
Munro– these can be pricey but available in varying widths and very comfy.
Vionic– I don’t have this brand but many of you do and rave about them.
Clarks– I do have several pairs and love them.
Reiker– I had a pair of their boots many years ago and love them.
Several asked about how to wear flat shoes with a skirt or dress so I have an upcoming post with some ideas for you.
What’s on your agenda this week?
Be well and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.