The Real> Your Expectations

Do yall remember this past summer when Beyonce revealed her short pixie cut to the public? The cut was totally different from the long free-flowing locks we’ve always saw her rock. And I admit, I loved the new look on her!

Beyonce's Pixie Cut

Beyonce’s Pixie Cut

Fast forward to 5 days later, that exact cut is what I envisioned my hair to look like as I sat down in the chair to endure the first snip. Now you may be thinking, “What?” or “How/” or “Who lied to you!?” …. Truth is I told myself I would get a cute little pixie cut and rock that all free and natural and I would have little wisps of hair blowing when I walked! NOT! I had a bunch of kinky, curly fuzzy hair all over the top of my head and I couldn’t help but think, “What the FCUK did I do!?” In my previous post, “I Am Not My Hair”, I explained that it took me a few days to be fully comfortable with my newly found freedom. But to be honest, the real is way better than your expectations!

Now, I’m not one to try to convert you back to natural or persuade anyone into anything. This post is completely about MY journey and what is working for me. The freedom that comes along with rocking your natural hair is liberating, empowering and as my co-worker puts it “Its my middle finger to the man!” LOL! Natural hair is so versatile and to be honest at this point in my life, it’s as low maintenance as it comes. Perhaps I will not be saying this once I retain a bit more length but as for now, I’m rocking with it!

The moral is: Sometimes reality can exceed your expectations. Take risks.

New Year; Old Ne’

I overanalyze, overthink and stress over the smallest things- Im human! Add being a single mother, working a full time job plus various side projects and running a household- Im downright insane. Could even be diagnosed at this point!

Im a nurturer by nature. I want everyone to get along, be at peace and in general just be okay! I have to admit that I have neglected myself over the past few years and have slowly been digging this hole of confusion and self-pity.

You know the cliche; New year, New Me. But this year Im just trying to get back to the old me. And I will do so by any means- Starting with my writing. Its always been a passion and a release for me and I have strayed far away from it and I need it back!

Needless to say Im excited about the 2014! And I would love to hear some of your thoughts. How will you get back to the old you or continue on the path to becoming the you – you want to be?