what it's all about

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Charlotte, NC, United States
I am on a journey -like you, I'm sure. A personal journey, a spiritual journey. A journey about passions, growth, and living. I don't have a good memory, but I value my experiences. It's very strange when you realize that you are being shaped constantly, but ultimately only remember some of the reasons why you are the person you're becoming. I find that when things resonate within me, writing about them helps me to better develop my opinions about them, and to remember them. Sometimes, it's the simple act of looking back and reminding myself where I've been that is all I need to move forward with confidence. That's why I write. Thank you for joining me.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

eventful (translate: stressful) week/ 1 year loc'd

I am so sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have pictures and updates, but even though time has felt like it has slowed to a crawl for me,it still somehow finds a way to get away from me. We are supposed to close on our new house today, and I still have had too much to get done, so this will be a quick blurb and some pictures. Please forgive me!

So, I did another retwist sometime last week. No gel or heat. Just water, clips, and my head of crazy thick hair. It's definitely making progress.

My hubs and I celebrated our one year anniversary this weekend. We went and hiked Crowder's Mountain, where he proposed to me. It was a beautiful day.

So we've been married a year, and I got my locs installed during our honeymoon, so that must mean it's my loc anniversary! Yay! It's finally been one year! I'm excited to see how the journey progresses, and am starting to really like my hair again. Lol. We'll see for how long...

So, we are supposed to close on the house today. Our closing has been pushed back twice, and I have been so frustrated and upset! Please pray that nothing holds it up today! I will let you all know how it goes, but just a heads up- there probably won't be a post for a while. We will be moving and unpacking all weekend, and also our internet doesn't get hooked up until sometime on Monday.

Sending lots of love out to you. Thanks for being patient with me! <3

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

no gel retwist

I know it's been a minute, and I am sorry!
Things have been kinda crazy around here with work, weird weather, preparing to move... We close on our house one week from today! I am so excited, and our current home is filled with boxes - most of them packed... :)

So... I guess it's been about two weeks since I did this, and I apologize for just now getting these up, but hey, better late than never, right! I did a retwist, but I didn't use any gel, or heat, or anything. Just water. And I think it was the best retwist ever! It could be because my locs are maturing and look nicer now, or it could be the  fact that there was no junk in my hair. It doesn't really matter to me, though. I only have a tiny bit of gel left, and will probably not be going back to it for some time.

Here are some pictures, and I think they were taken on two different days. But, I happen to be wearing the same shirt, so I can't really decipher which was when. Sorry about that!

I will say that two weeks later, my hair is frizzier than it normally would be, I think. But that doesn't really surprise me. I can deal with that; especially since my scalp has been mad at me, and I need to wash it more frequently. I will probably wash it tomorrow or the next day. My gel is already packed up, so it will be another no gel retwist this next time.

What do you think? Do you ever retwist this way?