How an iPod Touch is changing my life….

On my 30th birthday my sisters, brother in law, aunt and mom all pitched to get me an iPod Touch and it’s changing my life.  I constantly have internal battles with myself on what I did prior to the “technology” era.  At times I find myself rushing home to go back on the computer instead of the gym.  I often think, “I should try to give up the computer for a couple a weeks and see how productive I could be.”  I never end up staying away from it, but I’ve been able to cut down on computer time.  You would think the iPod Touch would be another distraction; however it’s one of the best inventions of our generation and here is why:

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Find a Cause…..

A goal of mine since 2005 has been to walk or volunteer for a cause. There are people out there who need money raised for rehabilitation and/or research for their illness or disability. I’ve learned to be extremly thankful for where I am today. You do not have to be rich or a celebrity to do good for others. I have participated in 2 fundraisers in the last year and each fundraiser was successful, fun and for a very worthy cause.

On Sunday, May 3, 2009 I joined more than 16,000 walkers and volunteers across Illinois in the Walk MS 2009. The money raised at the Walk MS 2009 supports programs, services and vital research into the cause and cure of multiple sclerosis.

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Save Your Shoes & $$$

I know that after spending the amount of money that I do on shoes, I want to keep them nice and new forever.  I got a great pair of boots from Macy’s in December. When I was in Vegas this past February, the Bellagio escalator ate the rubber part at the bottom of my heel (I guess these are technically called heel taps?).  If I was an impulse buyer with money to blow, I would’ve bought a new pair of boots; however  I don’t have the mula to do that, so I called on Phil the Shoe Repairman!

With the economy right now, the shoe repair business is BOOMING and why wouldn’t it be?  Many of the shoes you wear to work are classic styles that you continue to wear for a good amount of time.  Its really unnecessary to buy NEW shoes when your old/current ones can be fixed at a WAY lower rate.

It will cost about $12.00 to have my shoes fixed versus the $85.00-$90.00 I would have to pay for NEW knee high boots.    You can find shoe repairmen/women in your area by searching the index in your local phone book or of course by googling it here on the web.

Take a look in your closet to see what shoes you can revive.  It is worth it!