Saturday, January 24, 2009

Late Post

Well folks, I'm sorry. I was suppose to post some new pics after my retightening on January 3rd. Unfortunetly after my retightening session, on my way to my mom's I got a terrible call informing me my very good friend had died. James was more than my friend, he was family. He had been battling colon cancer and issues related to it since 2007. His passing came as a complete surprise, especially since I had just spoken to him the previous Sunday briefly due to him telling me he would call me back since he was talking to his mother. Anyway... I just haven't felt like blogging. My heart has been so heavy with the loss of my friend. I can't even bare to remove his number off my speed dial on my iPhone. I loved him very much. I try to lift myself up by saying that one day I'll see him again in glory.

Ok, on to something more positive. Next week I will have been on lockdown for 6 months. How exciting is that! My SL consultant did acknowledge that my hair is starting to lock, but......of course I still have a whole lot of perm on the length of my hair. This is and will continue to be a journey, a long one. I've been debating about if I'll want my consultant to start cutting my permed ends when I reach my 1 yr. lockerversary this summer. Then I think, well I'll just leave my hair alone and let it do it's thang without touching it. For those of you who have started with permed ends, share if you will or have cut off your permed ends, or if you are debating the issue like I am. Otherwise enjoy the pictures above. I did a little styling for my friends funeral. Turned out pretty cute for my first updo.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

P.S. Rest in peace James, I love you.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well first I want to give out Happy New Year shout out to everyone. I am praying that everyone experiences some wonderful blessings this year and beautiful growing locks. I am officially 5 months locked. I don't have a picture because I don't notice visually any difference. On the other hand when I run my fingers along the first couple of inches from the roots, I'm feeling some locking folks! That's right. What I mean is that I'm starting to feel on some of them less of a pattern feel and it's thicker than the rest of the length. Remember I started out with a lot of length going down my back that was still permed. I only had about an inch or two that was natural. On that note as well, as of this month it has been two years since my last perm. Gosh that makes me feel so good knowing that I haven't put that junk in our hair and bloodstream.

About two weeks ago I got my Sisterlock Welcome certificate. It took a long time for that to show up. Although it's just a piece of paper, I felt like I had truly accomplished something by having that in my hand. A sense of pride of first doing something wonderful for myself, being an example to my daughters of how beautiful being natural is, and belonging to a wonderful group of locked individuals (braidlocks, SL's, traditional, palm, etc).

This Saturday I have a retightening appt., after I come home I will try to take remember to take some pictures. Otherwise God bless you all.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.