Sunday, January 23, 2011

Audiobook Challenge

Once again, I am participating in the Audiobook Challenge.

Curious: 3 Audio Books
Fascinated: 6 Audio Books
Addicted: 12 Audio Books
Obsessed: 20 Audio Books

I am going to participate at the obsessed level.

Hair Journey

I haven't posted much about my natural hair transition. It's coming along wonderfully. I did not do the "big chop" because I did not want to give up length if if was not necessary. Periodically I trim my ends (I have about three inches of permed hair left), and I moisturize my hair and massage my scalp nightly. I've been using twists, twist outs, half-wigs, and pony tail wigs as transitional hairstyles.

These are the products I use on a regular basis:

I usually mix the hair lotion and the shea butter. The hair lotion was too greasy and the shea butter too watery but together they work perfectly.

I've gotten so many complements since I started my transition. This may seem like a great deal of work, but it's less than I had to do when I was relaxing my hair. It still feels liberating because I'm not trying to change my hair; I'm working with it.

No, I haven't posted pictures either, but I'm not big on having my picture taken, so that explains the absence of photos.

Things are Coming Together Nicely

2011 is off to a nice start. I'm getting more organized, feel spiritually balanced, and am appreciative of the life I have. The latter is the one that makes me smile the most. Yes, I have goals for the future. Yes, if wishes came true, I have an image of an "ideal" life as wish material; however, it is the life I have that makes me happy. This life is the one I worked to get and am working to keep. It's worth the effort when I consider the wonderful people in my life, the moments of peace and beauty that are easily found if I take the time to look for them, and the funny things that happen on a daily basis.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

New Year, New Me

Thankfully 2010 is over. Without dwelling on the past, let's just say that the first six months of 2010 were difficult. 

My goals for 2011 are as follows:

1. Connect with friends more often
2. Continue my natural hair journey
         It's going great, and it's proving to be a very liberating experience.
3. Keep a more watchful eye on my finances
4. Enjoy life NOW because the future may turn out different from the one I have imagined.
5. Do a better job of posting than I did in 2010
6. Set realistic professional expectations --In other words, do my best and screw the rest.