Well. I finally did it. I walked into a store barefoot. I've been gradually transitioning into being barefoot more and more since last August (I know, I'm super slow!!!) and although I am getting more comfortable being barefoot out in public I haven't had the nerve to do so in a private establishment where I might actually be confronted about it. But I finally did!!! Albeit, it wasn't even in my hometown and I was wearing very long jeans and still had flip flops stashed away in my purse, but still, it's a start! Better slow progress than no progress at all, I suppose. Maybe next time I'll wear shorts.