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Old running shoes

Time to say goodbye

By Quick silver | Celebrating life | 20 Feb 2023


Seven years ago, I bought this pair of running shoes. They have been my trusted companions through thick and thin.

These shoes have been with me through literally thousands of steps, and figurative thousands of steps in my life.

Today is the day I have to say goodbye to them, and I feel a sense of sadness and nostalgia.

I remember the day I bought them like it was yesterday. I tried them on, and they fit like a glove. I didn't hesitate to swipe my card and take them home with me.

From that day onwards, these shoes became my constant companion.  I have literally taken thousands of steps in them, from my early morning jogs to my evening runs. They have been with me through rain, sunshine, and even snow.

But it's not just the literal thousands of steps that these shoes have taken with me that make them so special.

Time to say goodbye to my old running shoes

They have been with me through the figurative thousands of steps in my life. These shoes have seen me through some of the most important decisions and stages of my life.

I remember wearing these shoes on the day I got a job offer. I had been searching for a job for months, and I was feeling down and discouraged.

But then I got the call, and I put on my trusty shoes and went for a run to celebrate. I felt like I could conquer the world, and these shoes were with me every step of the way.

These shoes were also with me when I moved into my first apartment in Zurich. I remember lacing them up and going for a run around my new neighborhood, taking in all the new sights and sounds. They gave me the confidence to explore my new surroundings and make this place my own.

And let's not forget the countless times I put on these shoes and went for a run to clear my head.

Whenever I felt overwhelmed or stressed, I would put on these shoes and run until I felt better. They were like a trusted friend who always knew how to make me feel better.

As I lace up these shoes for the last time, I can't help but feel emotional. These shoes have been with me through so much, and I'm grateful for every step we've taken together. But I know that it's time to say goodbye. They are worn out, and it's time for them to retire.

I also realize that it's time for me to move on. These shoes have been with me through so much, but I'm ready for a new chapter in my life. A chapter that will be filled with new experiences, new challenges, and new shoes.

As I walk away from these shoes, I feel a sense of gratitude for all that they have given me.

Thank you for taking thousands of steps with me!

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Quick silver
Quick silver

Cathartic writing. Letting it all out. Life is too sad to be serious.


Celebrating life
Celebrating life

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