Monday, June 14, 2010
First off, let me apologize for not updating the site for a while. These last few weeks have been life changing. To sum it up, in the last three weeks I have quit my job, went on vacay (Miami, South Beach), and started Law School, full time. Needles to say, I am a happy camper. I got out of a situation that I did not want to be in (working 9 to 5, *actually 2 to 1030pm* including Sundays & weekend ugh) and am presently in the process of doing what I love. Law School is a lot of reading, analyzing, and writing. But to me the topics are interesting. I made the comparison to someone the other day, that me being in Law School was like reading a very good book, the only difference is I can't put the book down whenever I choose, or I'd be behind on understanding and presentation of my class assignments.
Anyway, that is another story. Another change I have recently made is embracing my natural hair. I have been growing my hair out for over three years now. It went from extremely short and shaved in the back, to the afro you see above (a little bigger now, this pic is was in January). Like a lot of women, my age and ethnicity, I did some damage to my hair that forced me to cut it without having any say so in the manner (if I wanted to look decent). From that point on, I decided, no more chemicals/relaxers, at least not for a while.
Although, for the most part of my adult life I have always been comfortable with msyelf, it was not until recently, when I came face to face with being completely natural (free of weaves), that I discovered I was not as comfortable with being myself, as I would have liked to thought I was. I originally wore braids and weaves to help my hair grow (by having it braided and secure, and therefore free from heat damage and improper care). Even after my hair grew significantly (as in above afro pic), I still continued to wear weaves because I was under the impression that I could not style my natural hair in a way that would make me feel "comfortable" out in public.