Wild Child

Beauty Begins the Moment You Decide to Be Yourself”-CoCo Chanel

The Kickin Boots

Rumor has it that a blonde hair, blue eyed, three-year-old cowgirl wore these boots every day until she couldn’t squeeze her feet into them.  It’s also been said that this same little girl would wear these boots to KICK her aunt if she didn’t bring her presents when she came to visit. This wild child even expected a gift if her aunt went out the door to get something from her car. According to the rumor mill, the aunt brought a toy each time!  By looking at the boots in the picture, the curled toes do appear to prove this rumor to be true.

These kinds of stories follow all of us through life. Some are funny, some not so much and unfortunately, some are quite embarrassing! These are memories from our youth that we just can’t seem to shake off.  They are brought up during family dinners, birthday celebrations, and holidays.  We wish that they had never happened…. but what if they hadn’t?  Who would we be today without a past and a few embarrassing moments? I really believe that for us “to be the BEST that we can be”, we can’t forget or hide where we came from.  So many people that I have known have tried to be someone that they aren’t instead of making who they are better. I often struggled with keeping up with the Jones’. You know how it is…” If only I had a bigger house, a newer car, a better wardrobe”, I would be happier.  It sure doesn’t work that way. I am finally feeling good in my boots (hint, hint). I like who I am…. I regret some of the things that I have done in my past but remind myself that these are the things that have made me who I am today.

I am sure you all are wondering what happened to the little cowgirl that wore the rough-out boots? Well, I still wear boots and I most certainly won’t kick you if you don’t bring gifts when you come to visit…. unless you arrive without chocolate, then we may have a problem! I love dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate…I think you all get the point.  CHEERS!!

15 thoughts on “Wild Child

  1. Love this! It made me smile. As I grow older, and work hard to become my best self, it is tempting to let my anxiety over “past me” paralyze me into inaction. But without her, who would I be? Thank you for the smile and the reminder to love all of me. I love you! Keep writing! ❤️

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  2. Great story and a great reminder to look back and reflect. Yes all our trials and tribulations make us who we are and we learn some things along the way and hopefully can pass along a few good things as well. 😊

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  3. Best story ever! Right up there with the little girl who cried for 4 days! 🤣🤣🤣❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Seriously though, even the most traumatic events in my life shape me. I’ve learned to bend and bow under the weight of burdens so heavy, but to allow those times to strengthen me, to become a better me.
    Thanks for this post! I love it!!

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