What’s My Red Sneakers Story?
My Red Sneakers is about everything and nothing. As someone who has always been a misfit, something comes from getting comfortable in uncomfortableness. You learn a lot about yourself. You also observe the world—continually—at least I do.
My Red Sneakers is about life. That’s it. Plain and simple. It’s not about my life, per se. I’m Linda, by the way, and I created this blog to, well, write. I’m a writer, a life traveler, and an observer of things. Hopefully, in my writings, you’ll find something interesting or get another point of view,
perhaps from a shared experience. In the end, it’s all about sharing our experiences, isn’t it?
What’s This Blog Not About?
You won’t find in the blog, at least I hope not, any intentional division. I believe in the magic that we create by choosing to look at things and treat each other as positively as possible. I’ve messed it up plenty of times along the way, but every day I wake up and try to be better. The world is a bit too dark, and I have zero intention of knowingly adding to that darkness.
If you happen to stumble on this blog, perhaps the universe placed it in front of you. If not, then I’m not going to spend hours trying to manipulate and use technology. Promotion for this site is minimal. I just want to put that out there because the more I learn about how things could get
exponentially manipulated in the digital space, the more I appreciate the analog world. However, I’m enough of a realist to know we’re never going back to that time when things were simpler.
Why Red Sneakers?
My Red Sneakers is called such because, well, I wear red sneakers. Red has been my favorite color since—forever. Decades later (hint: I’m a Gen Xer), after fitting into the “boxes” I thought I had to fit in, was told to professionally, or encouraged to be in, I finally came to the place where
I knew I didn’t have time anymore. I think the journey of life is to get to the point where you fully embrace who you are, and I am so happy to see so many young women, in particular, have already achieved it.
My red sneakers are my symbol for embracing myself and telling the world, I’m here. I know I’m an introvert/extrovert nerd who lives with her nose in a book. I am still a dreamer who loves the stars at night, but I pepper it with doses of reality. I run hot and cold—sometimes in the same minute. Hey, that’s me. And, that’s it. That’s the story. I hope if you happen to visit that you find something for you. Namaste.