Lucky life and red shoes

Look at my new red shoes! I am so loving them!


Yes, they are awesome! And yes, I’m posting on my blog about my new shoes. It sort of sounds ridiculous, but for the past few years, specifically the past year, we have been living very frugally. We had a baby, I gave up working as an art director, we moved and pay higher rent to live in an amazing house (we love our house), so we have been close to broke (American close-to-broke – I realize there’s a big difference between American broke and rest-of-the-world broke) off and on. So, buying a nice pair of shoes… well, it’s sort of a big deal. But this post isn’t just about shoes. It’s about freedom and choices and luckiness.

Dave, Indira, Darwin, and I are on vacation right now. (Molly is staying at a “spa” in Nutley, NJ with her extended family!). We left a day early. Because we felt like it. We’ll be back around the 16th. ONLY because Dave is running a Mud Run in Philly on the 17th. It’s summer and we have FREEDOM! We don’t have to squeeze things that we want to do into a three week or four week (or, gasp, two week) time period. You see, Dave is a professor. And I build websites and design things from the comfort of our home. This means that I get to stay home with our daughter, which is, at times, incredibly difficult and exhausting, but pretty much one of the most rewarding things I could ever imagine. AND I get to work from home. Yes, it’s difficult squeezing it in but I’m not dealing with anything resembling a 9-5 schedule. I work during naps (when they happen; Indira has never been a great sleeper) and at night and on weekends. And in the summer, Dave gets to work on his art and I get to work on whatever it is I’m working on every day. During the week we tend to swap hour by hour during the day and have evenings and weekends for us and for fun. It’s great. We’re lucky. We chose it and I’m thrilled with our choice.

Now, if only we could get our asses out of Pennsyltucky… but that’s for another post and you’re probably tired of hearing about that anyway.

Okay, back to vacation! And my new red shoes.

4 Comments on Lucky life and red shoes

  1. Candice
    June 29, 2011 at 11:30 am (11 years ago)

    LOVE those shoes! I would find excuses to wear them with everything.

  2. ker
    June 30, 2011 at 5:15 am (11 years ago)

    Great post K. Very honest and from the heart. You already know I”m 100% green with envy of your current life sitch, working from home, life with an artist, raising a eco conscious daughter… I know it hasn’t always been easy, but from where I stand, you, my dear K, are living an inspired life. And THAT is what I admire most about you and your family. Where do I sign up?

  3. ker
    June 30, 2011 at 5:15 am (11 years ago)

    oh, and love the shoes. (Surprised their not black.) :)

  4. Kyra
    June 30, 2011 at 6:15 pm (11 years ago)

    Thanks, Ker. And Candice, yes, I have worn them every day since I bought them. Even in 90 degree weather!

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