I'm not really afraid of flying. I'm afraid of my luggage flying. The thing is, I have lots of clothes and shoes and accessories - and luggage - that is really cute and fun. And most of the time, just "too much" for everyday use, although I am trying to get away from that thought process. So when I travel, I would love to bring my cute, fun, extravagant stuff with me to wear on vacation.
But I can't. Because I'm afraid.
I'm afraid I'll never see my stuff again. It's not so far-fetched, you know. Millions of bags get lost every year. And with my luck, it will be mine the one time I bring my favorite pair of shoes (which is every pair of shoes I own). And given the time and money I've invested in finding them, and the fact that they probably aren't making them any more, I just don't want to risk it.
For example, I'm going to Vegas this week. If you scroll down to the very bottom of this page you will see a beautiful pair of nude patent Louboutins with Swarovski encrusted heels. Could there be a better place to wear them than Vegas? Swarovski meet Vegas, Vegas meet Swarovski. But, I have to check my bag. And there is noooo way I'm putting those babies in the hands of the TSA and the airline. Uh-uh. I could carry them on, but I already have to bring my purse and laptop, so I don't think they'll let me bring a special bag o'shoes.
So, the shoe lover dilemma, bring the shoes or not? Maybe I need to just buy an extra seat for the shoes so they can sit next to me. They won't fuss or be any trouble, I promise!