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 Direct?! 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.
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.**
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
As I was walking into my local Whole Foods the other day I noticed a store next door called Hobby Lobby. I thought to myself “aww how nice, they are finally making stores for men” haha..WRONG! The temptation to a shop is EVERYWHERE! It’s no wonder why women are shopaholics, temptation looks us in the eyes every time we walk into a Tarjay. I guess some or even most women are just natural spenders. I, for one am not going to sugar coat it, I work to spend. I can’t even tell you how many promises I have made to myself to not shop and I just break them every time. I tried giving it up for Lent…yea, no success.
Q.“Hey are you okay?” A. “Umn.. Yeah I am fine!” What a perfect lie! How often do you use this as an excuse? Moreover, what does happiness mean to you? More money? Success? A bungalow? Expensive car? Company of your friends or loved ones? Good food? A nice dress? A kind deed? Your boyfriend/girlfriend telling […]
via The truth about happiness — TheCagedBirdSings
Alexis Kanda-Olmstead contemplates finding faith in the depths of her despair: “Depression is like being dead in a world that is cruelly alive.”
via I Wished to be a Sparrow (Reflections on Depression) — Discover
So last week I posted a little bit about how fear is an asshole and how it stops you in your tracks. After spending time with family and friends this past weekend and talking out loud about my fears, I was quite surprised with their feedback, especially with their support. I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders, I felt happy and confident, and I knew that they understood me. I really did not expect the amount of love and support I received from them and if you’re reading this, thank you for having my best interests at heart! 😊😘