The Kindest Souls Have Suffered The Darkest Pasts — Discovering Your Happiness

Hello loves, ❤ For the kind-hearted, every day in our life is a new lesson learned. We have come to the realization that not all people have an equal life – some are happy, while others suffer a lot more. We are all tested in life, someway, somehow. We will always face a test that determines […]

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New Bike!

I have been wanting a bike for I don’t even know how long!

I mean, I haven’t owned one since I was a child so when my friends and I decided to trade in our “Craft Beer Wednesday’s” – where we drank A LOT – in for something recreational I was all down for it! But what I didn’t realize was that I would spend about two maybe three weeks researching bikes and completely feeling lost. One of my girlfriends said she was going to invest in a road bike since she already has a hybrid so I was like well maybe I will get the road bike. I didn’t realize that this bike would be limited and is exactly what it is, a road bike, meant for the road like those cyclist that go in pacts. I wanted something more versatile so I quickly scratched this one off my list.

I wanted to do trails but I am no expert and so the research continued for the next week or so, I was debating between a mountain bike and a hybrid. I really wanted a mountain bike because where I live by the Everglades there are dirt and gravel trails that stretch about 27 miles long. I also wanted to casually ride my bike around the neighborhood and with my friends who all have road bikes. I know I am going to be left in the dust but I am doing my biking for fun and fitness where they might be a little bit more competitive. Continue reading

The Things People Say…

In A Messy World

They tell you to be brave and strong; To walk with confidence and with your head held high;They tell you be fierce and kick ass;To be smart and powerful;Yet gentle and elegant. They tell you to smash goals and “hang in there!”; To wear this smile with pride and don’t let it slip;

What they don’t tell you…

Is to simply be…
Exactly as you are.

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Eye Buy Direct – My Experience

To buy online or not to buy online? That is the question.

I am a huge online shopper but sometimes I just don’t know whether or not I can trust a website, especially with all the spam these days. We’ve all seen ads or something offering incredible deals on frames, lenses and sunglasses but are they legit? Just to name a few of the companies that I have seen a lot of recently: Warby Parker, Eye Buy Direct, and Firmoo.  These sites have one thing in common…affordable frames!

I tried Warby Parker and I enjoyed the fact that I could pick five frames and have them shipped to my home to try on or if your like me and impatient you have everything shipped to your job :).  If I liked any of the frames I order online and input my prescription but if I didn’t like any of my picks then I simply return them and that’s it, no strings attached and no obligations. Shoot they even paid for the shipping to and from me…that was a plus! I felt that Warby Parker had a lot of styles but I also felt that they didn’t have enough styles, nothing really caught my eye, therefore, I did not purchase from them but I had a good experience.

So what’s up with Eye Buy IMG_MBD1Direct?! Everything!! Don’t tell me you haven’t seen them because they are all over the insta! There is something there for everyone and I mean EVERYONE. With so many styles, colors, and sizes, it was incredibly hard to choose frames when I wanted like 10 of them. Unlike with Warby Parker, you do not get to pick five frames to try on at home but what you do have is 14-days to return your purchase. If you are not happy or satisfied you can return your glasses for a refund and/or exchange but honestly, I think you will be so happy with your purchase that the thought of returning them will be non-existent.

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Pistachio Muffins

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Last week a coworker of mine brought another coworker and I “pistachio” muffins from, well, from a place I would rather not disclose because it’s just not that big of deal and I love their muffins, in fact their entire menu but I feel somewhat cheated. I was so excited because pistachio is one of the nuts that I can actually have after somehow developing a tree nut and peanut allergy.😒

**Fun Fact: Did you know that peanuts are considered legumes, therefore, part of the peas and lentil family? I didn’t know either until I developed the allergy and had to watch everything I ate.**

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“Forgetting is a natural element, but forgiveness is a choice”

“I’ve forgotten all the reasons I loved you, ’till someone tells me that you rang. The memories are hazy now. I don’t recall at all. There’s nothing. There’s nothing there, just me. And I don’t understand why.” ~Phil Collins I’ve forgotten so many things over the course of my 41 years of life on this […]

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Self-Help. Self-Love.

Last year I shared with you that I had been going through a difficult time in my life dealing with my depression and trying to understand my purpose in life. To be honest, everyday is a struggle because I can be pessimistic and vague. I stay in relationships that hurt me, I keep people close to me who are selfish, and I am guilty of giving people more chances than they deserve.

I do it because I love hard and that’s okay but I’m forgetting to take care of myself.

Self-help books. Buy them, rent them, download them, don’t be ashamed to walk to that section of the library, they help if you trust them. They have made me realize that I am a very flawed and tainted individual but hey, aren’t we all? I am not ashamed of who I am and who I am becoming.

Self-help books have taught me about self-love. Reflecting on the good and the bad, the lessons and the blessings, the highs and the lows, and just accepting everything as they are. You can only control so much, so why not worry about what you have control over?

Self-love is the first step to happiness. It is in my opinion. Continue reading