By Euden Valdez
I hope this won’t bore you but I’m going to talk about shoes—and a lot about myself through shoes.
I come from a middle-class family who always have just about enough, if not less. Growing up as a student, I remember the only time I would be bought a new pair of shoes was before the school began. I had other pairs apart from the leather ones but these weren’t many.
Today, in a span of two weeks, I bought myself two pairs of running shoes, costing about P10,000, for my upcoming, first marathon in February. I don’t mean to brag because in reality—well my share of reality—that amount is already a luxury. It wasn’t intended rather the result of careless choices.
Yet as frustrated as I am with myself, those two pair of shoes made me understand some things in life better. Like how life is one big investment.