The comfortable feeling of wearing old shoes is definitely indescribable—just because. I remember one time, I had a pair of old shoes that I loved so much and they are soles-less on the heels. I still found myself wearing them until someone had noticed the clucking sounds and said, “Why your shoes sounded so different? They have the echo sound.” –Well, what do you expect from heels without their soles :-)
Some of us don’t have the hearts to throw them away even they are no longer serving their purpose. Some even go as far as keeping them to collect dust. While the old shoes are collecting dust, the new shoes are doing their jobs. The owner love the new shoes but still feel uncomfortable. The feeling is not there yet –sound familiar?
Shoes are like jobs in some way. Old jobs are so familiar and we feel so comfy. Some of us stick around for years even tho the jobs have no longer providing the same excitement or purpose in our lives. The familiar voices, and surroundings have given us the same soothing feeling as the old shoes. Just like the old shoes, sometimes we choose to wing it out and refuse to leave …
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As some of you may remember that I was feeling the *old shoes* syndrome back in October when I started my new job, (Was it meant to be?) hesitating to leave my old job. In fact, I was struggling a bit and tell you the truth, I still don’t know if this new job was the best move for me but nevertheless I am sticking it out. I am starting to gain the sense of belonging. Just like new shoes, my feet starting to get at ease in fact, I no longer feel the stiffness and the edges of the shoes are no longer hurting. It is starting to feel like my old shoes—my old job.
Sometimes in life, some of us are feeling attached to certain things or surroundings –just because they look familiar. They give us the calm and collected feeling. Somehow, we feel like they are there--and we can rely on them without having to try. We can walk comfortably as if they are part of us. --part of our feet. The same old familiar feeling may be there just like our old jobs—our old shoes, only if we give them a try --give them the much needed time.
Hope you enjoy this journey with me visiting the *old shoes* --new shoes. Now the question is, how are your old shoes doing lately?
Until next stop,
Journey of Life