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Brown Boots and Chasing Unicorns

I did something dumb this week.

It’s something I’ve done lots of times and I’ll probably do again at some point. But I’m trying to do better.

What happened was, I went thrifting and walked out with a pair of brown boots that were, basically, wrong in every way. They aren’t in good condition; they aren’t well-made; they weren’t even that cheap. AND THEY DON’T EVEN FIT.

So why did I buy them?
Because they were disguised as a unicorn. Ok, let me explain.

I’ve been looking for a pair of tan lace-up ankle boots for several years now. I know, it doesn't sound like anything special, but I just haven't been able to find a pair I like. So when I spotted a pair at my local thrift store — the right color, the right style, and what I THOUGHT was the right size — I grabbed them and headed for the checkout.

But as soon as I got home, I could see that they weren't right at all. My unicorn was just a goat with one horn. But like anyone who wants to believe they have seen a unicorn, I had …

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