I know it has been a while. For that, I immensely apologize, but life is real. To update you on my hair progress, I must inform you that my hair is currently in hibernation.
Many of you may remember that I decided to flat iron my hair professionally for my five year nappiversary. My pictures came out wonderfully, but I found out after I tried to revert my hair back (to its natural state) that I suffered heat damage.
As you can imagine, I was truly upset. I wanted to write an angry blog exposing the hair salon, but I decided against that. I decided instead to cut my losses and start over. So I big-chopped for a second time (although, I did not cut my hair as low as I did the first time). Just so you know, I will not be celebrating a new nappiversary date. I have decided to keep my original date of March 16th.
I had some difficulty adjusting to my short hair, if I am completely honest. I really want long hair. I mean long, long hair…like down my back. I have observed with other Naturalistas that their hair grows when they leave it alone. Now, if you know me at all, you know that this has been my challenge since I first became natural.
However, I have discovered a way to leave my hair alone (for real, for real this time lol). I have resolved to wear wigs for the remainder of the year and possibly beyond. Therefore, I will not have any video tutorials on my Facebook page for quite some time. However, when my hair is released from the shackles of wigs, I will be back in full effect; and hopefully with fuller, healthier and longer hair!!
Ladies, please don’t throw tomatoes at me! If you have any questions or concerns about your natural hair, you know you can hit a sistah up! Y’all know I am ALWAYS happy to talk about natural hair lol! But in the meantime, for the month of June, I would like to switch it up a bit. I hope that’s ok.
Maybe something that you may or may not have guessed about me is that I have always had a love for words. When I was a little girl, I didn’t talk much. Instead I would find myself in some corner of the room lost in a book. There I could escape to a world of fantasy where anything was possible. That said, I fell in love with the written word at a very young age. I started writing short stories, and I always kept a journal. I was never great at vocally expressing my feelings, so words were my escape.
For the month of June, I am rolling back the clock and giving you a look into my thoughts as a teenager into my young adult years. These poems range from the mind of a sixteen year old (when I first discovered I could write poetry) to my early twenties.
A note to the reader is I never write meaningless poetry. In fact, I only write when I am experiencing very strong emotions. I usually feel like I’m bubbling inside and it’s my only way of getting it out. Therefore, many of the words you read may seem extreme or intense. I’m deep (lol), what else can I say?
I hope you enjoy this month’s collection of old school poetry. The month of June is dedicated to celebrating my love of words and my #PoeticFlow…maybe it will inspire me to write some new material.