Saturday, August 25, 2012


Saturday, August 25, 2012
I'm a very anxious person. The slightest thing can cause inner turmoil. I've had three panic attacks within the last three years.  The most recent was 2 weeks ago.  Thankfully they don't last very long. I'm reluctant to take any meds since it doesn't happen too often.  Lately I've been trying my best to relax. I'm teaching myself to breathe. It turns out I wasn't breathing properly. When you  breathe you should breathe into your stomach not your chest. I had no idea!  I remember once asking my sister if she had to remind herself  to breathe.  She responded with: "No Almita.  If you're not breathing you're dead."  Working out helps a lot too. Especially running. I love to run even though I'm not the best runner.  I have discontinued caffeine for the most part. I'm down to one or two cups a week vs. 2 cups a day. So far so good. I try my best to make a list and follow it.  I try to take it one day at a time.

Today I decided to go to the gym and then get a pedi. Relax time I thought. Not! Like I said before, the slightest thing can cause anxiety. I walk in and I pick a color. Then I see my usual technician, A, with another client. Ok no big deal.  Should I wait? It's 7:23 and they close at 8. Oh, there's B. She's helped me too so I go with B. Then A sees me. I'm so embarrassed but I say hi and we chat. Is that rude? I'm usually very loyal but I didn't have time to wait.  I'm getting my nails done and I couldn't relax.  I kept imagining all the things A was thinking of me. Was she thinking of how rude I was for not waiting for her?  Was she mad? Too much! I read my magazine and got a pedi.  That's what I was there for.  I'm actually happy I experienced that.  Any other day I would have walked out and gone to another place.  I know A's schedule so at one point I was going in on her day off.   That way I wouldn't run the risk of her being there with another client and me being faced with the decision of waiting for her or seeing someone else.  I know it doesn't seem like a big deal to most people but to me it is but I am happy to say I'm getting a lot better.

Instead of posting pics of my feet to show off my new pedicure I decided to share three of my favorite summer shoes.

Starting with Miu Miu.  I looove Miu Miu! I rolled down a flight of stairs in these shoes on NYE 2010 and now I have a scar.  That was the night I decided I would never to wear heels if I was pregnant.  I love the neutral color and the studs.  I've worn these with cocktail dresses, jeans and even shorts.  Love!

Now onto Stuart Weitzman.  I love these jellies.  So comfy and not plain at all.  I love the sparkly detail.  Perfect for a summer bbq, the beach or even the mall.  

Zara has stepped up their shoe game.  I am obsessed with these neon thick heeled shoes! Just the perfect pop of color to spice up any outfit.  


  1. Alma you look great! Girl I remind myself to breathe all the time. Or at least to take deep breaths!

    1. Hi Hazel! I just saw this comment. Yes, I try to breathe. It's hard at times though!


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