I have never talked about my transition on the blog simply because I am not a natural hair blogger & I guess I fear natural hair blogging the same way I fear being a fashion blogger. When I commit, I COMMIT & natural hair blogging is a commitment I cannot afford right now.
None the less, my mane tends to be a conversation starter quite often & the question I get the most is did you big chop or transition?
So…It’s time to stop running & share my transition story.
We left Kingston mid-morning with the intention to frolic at Mystic Mountain, however, the weather in Ocho Rios had other plans. We left Kingstonrather cloudy which isn’t much of a warning sign because usually when we have clouds on the South it is rather sunny in the North or West.
We took the North Coast Highway right into what felt like a hurricane! However, we still made our way to Mystic. Unfortunately we were a little late because we got there when they had admitted the last patrons for the day :(. This left us with a major decision…What do we do is this weather?!
Wow I am so glad to see 2017 gone with the wind…but it has left me a bit apprehensive about 2018. However, I looked back at my year and actually found 7 important lessons that I will definitely be taking with me into 2018 & beyond.
There is a beautiful side to Social Media amidst the grime & I don’t mean it’s earning potential. It allows for like minded individuals to connect regardless of their geographic location. One of my favourite Social Media platforms for such a task is What’s App & it is thanks to this messaging service that I discovered the Caribbean Women Honors & Empowerment (CWHE) St. Catherine, Kingston South & Kingston East Chapters EmpowerHER Chat Series. An associate of mine who is a member of CWHE always shared their flyers in a What’s App Group & I never got the opportunity to attend but for some reason this staging was not going to miss me.
I recently gained a lovely mentee who I am absolutely excited to guide through her formative years. Meeting her gave me the desire to want to be a better person & I thought that the speakers would help me to unearth my own potential which hopefully can help me be a better mentor.
It has been awhile since my last post. I have been feeling a bit uninspired lately & it is extremely hard for me to write when I get in that rut. Awhile back though something small occurred which inspired me to write today’s post. So I grabbed my Iphone & started to write.
As I stood at the end of my road waiting for a route taxi (not sure if that is unique to Jamaica) to work a few of my curls fell in my face & blocked my vision for a few minutes; I proceeded to exclaim “Curls you look too good to be a vision blocker.”
When I first transitioned, I had not clue what I was doing so I relied heavily on blogs & YouTube videos for advice. I tried EVERY & ANY tutorial advice much to my disappointment. Once such experiment was an Aloe Vera & Water mixture which left my hair drier than chips.
Last Sunday, I felt idle so I decided to GoogleAloe Vera and found that it can be used as a conditioner thanks to a Wikihowpage.
So I got a knife, headed to my garden & got harvesting :)!