Sticking with flats.
I have never thought of myself as short until I got into television.
I am 5'7".
That is really not that small, right?
It seems like all the people I work with are giants! And, I am constantly being teased for being short. I am the most vertically challenged member of my family, so I have grown used to looking up to everyone.
But, I decided that there would be no teasing about my stature at our ribbon cutting event when I was meeting tons of people in person. I was determined to look just as tall as Jamie, Tom and Brian.
So, I grabbed my tallest pair of heels and went to party! I did pretty well for a while. I was standing and standing checking people in, and got a couple of compliments on how tall I was. But, my ankles starting giving me some hints that it would only be a matter of time until they gave out.
They decided to betray me as I walked along the red carpet eager to get a message to one of my coworkers and happened to trip over an electrical cord....right in front of our news director...and many of our guests.
Thank goodness I brought my fast flats.
Funny how fast news travels. Almost every person at the station has been asking if I am okay after hearing about how I bit it. I am flattered, but still quite embarrassed. I survived with just a bruised toe. It is quite pretty if I say so myself. Hard to ice a toe, by the way.
Anyway, I think I will stick with my flats for a while. Who cares if I am the shortest one here. At least I will be able to stay standing!