Sex & the Single Woman: Shoe-ing Away Bad Vibes

As a single woman, there are certain insecurities that periodically nag me. While I try not to let them get to me, the fact of the matter is that they are still in the back of my mind. Some of the insecurities are temporary. For example, bad haircuts, wardrobe malfunctions, and the stunning cast I was in while my stress fracture healed.

While there is a certain pride that comes with the pain (“Oh, I got it from a marathon . . .”), it still came with way too many inconveniences. I was limited to only wearing sweatpants, and I was forced to walk around in an extremely unattractive boot. Let the insecurities fly.

Today, however, is a very happy day because my cast comes off today! It is a breath of fresh air for both my boot and my mentality. Although I may be recasted (Nooooooo!) or still assigned to life in a boot, I am taking a moment to be thankful that it might be gone for good.

And while the cast may very well vanish forever, I am allowing the cause of my injury, a source of pride, to linger.