Apple AirPods: Worth It or Not?

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Apple AirPods: Worth It or Not?

When Apple AirPods first came out, I thought they were incredibly dumb. In my opinion, they were ugly, impractical, and not worth the price. I felt that I was perfectly fine with my original headphones that plugged into my phone.

As time went on, there were moments when I would get annoyed with my traditional headphones. It frustrated me that when charging my phone I also couldn’t listen to music and when I forgot my new headphones, I couldn’t use my old ones because I didn’t have my converter. However, my final straw was the few times that I boarded a packed subway car and nearly lost my headphones as the cord got caught on someone’s backpack and they were ripped from my ears.

I’ve had my AirPods for about two weeks now and absolutely love them. They are convenient, have excellent battery life, and the charging case keeps them protected. My main concern was that they weren’t going to stay in my ears but I haven’t had any problems and exercising with them has been a breeze (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been running on the treadmill, hit the cord on my traditional headphones and sent my phone flying).

Overall AirPods are worth it but if the completely wireless freak you out, consider the Powerbeats3 Earbuds!

What do you think of AirPods?

xx, mm

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Choosing What’s Right For You: A Continuation of my Job Search

Choosing What’s Right For You: A Continuation of my Job Search

2018 has been a crazy busy but amazing year so far. The first two months were spent working 70 hours a week at three different part-time jobs, while still figuring out what I wanted to do. It was extremely exhausting and overwhelming but I made it work. Those three jobs taught me a lot about myself; I am willing to do whatever it takes to reach my full potential. It also provided a way for me to narrow down what I DIDN’T want to do and help establish some long-term goals and desires.

However, I am happy to announce that after months and months of late night applications, tireless interviews, and a few let downs, I accepted a job as a Marketing & Administrative Assistant for a New York City – based real estate company (and I could not be happier). Though it’s only been a short amount of time, I’ve already learned so much and I love my office environment. This job is the reason I busted my butt and waited for the right opportunity to come along; it’s the perfect fit.

There is a lot that goes into accepting a job and knowing whether it’ll be the right fit for you. You have to consider pay, office culture, location, and commute. Coming out of college, there is little you can do about your salary other than work hard, absorb everything, and bargain for a raise after you prove yourself. However, money’s not the only factor. What’s the culture of the office? Is it corporate or a startup? Can you work remotely or do you have to come in? Will they let you be flexible? These are all questions I asked myself as I interviewed. Finally consider your commute. Remember your day starts the moment you wake up and only ends when you finally make it home. If you’re already working an 8 hour day but commuting over an hour each way, you have to decide if that’s something you can handle.

While you may not know all the answers to these questions or even know exactly what you want, consider the sacrifices you’re willing to make because there will be some.

For me, the location and surrounding area of the office were important so I made sacrifices in other areas. I wanted to be somewhere with a low amount of tourists and steps away from trendy coffee shops and interesting people of New York City.

You are going to work for a very long time, you’re going to work many different jobs, and you may end up somewhere you didn’t expect but the biggest piece of advice that I can offer is to be patient and try not to get discouraged; it’ll all work out in the end. Don’t rush the process and don’t take anything for granted because everything is an opportunity to grow and learn.

Most importantly, try not to compare yourself to others. Everyone is on their own path and everyone is exactly where they’re supposed to be. I graduated in May and accepted a full-time job in February and while it was hard, it was right for me and that’s all I can ask for.

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

xx, mm

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Currently Loving

 

Currently Loving

Here is what I’m currently obsessing over…

Vans

I finally invested in a pair of vans a couple of weeks ago and I’m so glad I did. They are comfortable and  a great sneaker for work and going out!

Madewell Jeans

I have been looking for a pair of light wash “mom jeans” and I finally found them. I love how high-waisted they are.

Fresh Sugar Lip Balm

My favorite lip balm for before bed, it leaves your lips feeling soft and refreshed!

Blue Striped Dress

I am obsessed with this striped dress from Madewell, it is a must have for the summer.

AirPods

Stay tuned for a post about AirPods (I seriously love mine)

Weejuns

A classic staple for your wardrobe, that never seems to go out of style.

Bliss Body Lotion

 Hands down my favorite lotion.

Madewell Rings

I love these rings from Madewell. Such a simple and cute way to accessorize.

Black mock neck turtleneck

I love love love black turtlenecks. They are so simple but elevate any outfit with the greatest of ease.

 

What are you currently loving?

xx, mm

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Month of Meal Prep

Month of Meal Prep

For the month of January, I challenged myself to stop eating out. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while to not only improve my diet but also save money. It’s so easy to get into the habit of constantly grabbing meals on the go and I found that I waste so much money on food. This was caused by laziness; I would get home late and end up having food delivered. Which was an expensive, unhealthy, and unsatisfactory option.

Overall, this challenge was difficult. I allowed myself to have a  coffee a day (a necessity to get through my work schedule) but didn’t buy any other food besides my weekly Trader Joe’s grocery trip. In the beginning, I was overwhelmed because I had to pack multiple meals at once but as soon as I figured how much food I needed, it became less daunting. Each week, I would plan out my meals before heading to the grocery store and each night I would plan my breakfast and lunch. For dinner, I would make bigger portions so that I could ration them out throughout the week.

The month of meal prep helped me save money, eat healthier, and plan better. I’ll always be a lover of trying new foods and restaurants but I hope to continue the good habits that came from this month.

I challenge you to try this, you’ll be surprised at the creativity that comes out of planing ahead and your wallet will thank you. I firmly believe it’s so worth it.

xx, mm

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