*This p0st was sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received the included shoes as compensation*
“Enjoy the journey, but never forget where you came from!” Maui Bigelow
No woman enters womanhood via the same route. We all travel different paths and encounter different situations. Once we become women, the journey continues. Many people suggest focusing on what is ahead of you and never looking back. However, I have found joy in looking back and paying homage to my humble beginnings in Iron City, Georgia.
I know most of you are saying or thinking… WHERE!” So, let me tell you; Iron City, is a very small town in Seminole County, Georgia. I tell people it is close to Florida and Alabama but not quit anywhere special. Well, not special to others but to me, it is very special because it is my foundation.
Now, I would be lying and I’m not a lying woman (in my auntie Carolynn voice), if I told you that my upbringing in rural Georgia was perfect. However, what I can tell you is being a country girl made my journey easier at times. The pain I endured, reveled my strength to me, the people I lived among taught me how to treat others and I learned love, responsibility and just how capable I was from my family. So yeah, my journey towards womanhood was turbulent but my journey as a woman has been a little less turbulent at times because the things I learned as a girl from Iron City.
I know most of you remember a certain Neo- soul singer giving us instructions on womanhood in her hit song. She encouraged us to “pack light!” Meaning don’t carry all that extra baggage, let that mess go and make the journey easier. Well I encourage you to find yourself and take your journey in style and with as much comfort as possible. Oh and, wear dope shoes!
Speaking of dope shoes, the madden NYC collection at Kohl’s is nothing short amazing! I found all the style and comfort I needed in this collection and while the plan was to only purchase two pair… I somehow ended up with five pair. Why? Because the price was budget friendly with most of the sandals (originally $49.99, now $39.99) being included in the Fall sale and you never can have too of the things that make you happy and allow you to style your life the way you see fit.
I can’t talk about my journey and shoes without sharing a bit of truth. There was a time during my journey when I felt like I needed to fit in. I heard so many times that to be a classy lady and abandon my country ways, I need heels as high as my standards. Girl… I struggled and moved in complete discomfort trying to conform to society’s standards. However, now that I know better… I do better!
This is another reason I love the madden NYC collection at Kohl’s. The collection is so diverse; with shoes that transition from one season and one occasion to another. I was able to purchase shoes that were stylish, comfortable and guaranteed to make my journey more pleasant.
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Dope, right? Review the entire collection below.
Tell me a little about your journey, where did it begin? What are some things you encountered, good and/or bad? Are you traveling through life’s journey in style?
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