Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy One Year Blogiversary to me!

Can't believe it's been a year already! Honestly, when I started this blogumentary I wasn't convinced I would still be doing it one year later. I had no idea what I would put on here, who I would share it with if anybody at all, how it would help me, how it might potentially help others. I will say though I am glad I did it. It definitely helped me through those days when I really felt like chopping all my hair off lol. It made helping others much easier because now I could keep track and document what actually works for me and when anybody asks I can direct them to one place with all my knowledge. Based on my blogger stats (just discovered that! lol) seems like it's been helping a lot of people I don't even know from all over the world: USA, Russia, UAE, Cote D'Ivoire, Belarus, My Caribbean massive, Brazil, UK, France, Germany, and so many others. It is so exciting to see how organic the web is in action in that you can connect with ppl a lifetime of experiences  away and impact on ppl who you don't even know and probably might never actually meet. 

Most importantly though, this blog has taught me a valuable lesson about myself: I am fully capable of being disciplined if I put my mind to it. I have been horrible with routines in the past and as I said when I started, stick-to-it-iveness was definitely not my forte. But in blogging I have found a valuable tool. This year I am trying to translate that new found discipline and focus to other aspects of my life. I have started journaling as a tool to keeping myself on task with my education as well as my many other life goals. I have also realized that by ascribing negative adjectives/characteristics to myself I basically create a self-fulfilling prophecy. As such I will no longer say I hate to read. I love reading! I am disciplined! I do not have the attention span of an ant! LMAO. So far it is working out. I have found a new passion for the things I do at school, work and in life in general and while I may not be as public in sharing those journeys I am every bit as committed to making it happen. 

Hair length chart with all the acronyms.
Aiming for hip length by December 2011

As far as this blog, I'll keep it up. I intend to do some upgrading as soon as I get done with my school obligations. Hair goals this year: KISS. Continue growing it out for now, possibly aiming for just short of hip length by December. Move towards an even more simplified regimen than the one I have currently. Look out for more experimentation with natural ingredients and mixology, trying to get even cheaper and less time consuming. I'll also probably do some posts on ingredients when I get some more time later in the year. I hope this continues to be helpful to you all who pass through here from time to time. Thanks so much for your support and feel free to ask any questions, if you have some topic you would like me to address or comments on what you would like to see or how I can make this vehicle better. I hope all of you have a wonderfully successful 2011 and may u accomplish all your goals this year, hair related and otherwise!




  1. Happy Anniversary!
    And I'm with you on those negative self fulfilling prophesies. I do it too! Time to stop.

  2. Thanks Bri Bri! And happy new year to you and the fam!