loc'd blogger meet-up !

i met Ms Nubian Soul Locks recently (well, if October is recent) at bootcamp !!! I was so excited. She's very down-to-earth & straight-forward in person. Very friendly. And definitely a locspiration for me.

A friend told me about the blog when i first started my loc journey & had a million and ten questions (you know, where you ask about EVERY detail because you want each loc to be perfect...only to discover that the more you interfere &/or mind them, the more likely they wont be "perfect" & your overscrutinization/stressing/constant worrying will not only (possibly) ruin them but will also taint the day-to-day experience. live & learn).

Visit her blog for info about her loc journey-- you'll find her trial & error with methods & products informative & encouraging. I like the blog a lot because it is not oversaturated with filler (i.e. the parabens you may find in conditioners, shampoos, lotions & etc.).

She posts when she has something to say. And it's always straight to the point.

Quality over quanity dat mi seh!

...i wasnt done talking...

other updates?

i love my life.
it's always a struggle (time, money, learning, growing) but it's mine to live.
i'm meeting & getting to know so many wonderful people (blog post towards the end of december on that) young & young at heart.
they make my heart smile.
certain acquaintances have removed themselves from my life.


& i'm strengthening bonds with real friends.

*i'm so loved

i've accomplished most of my 2010 to do list. there is still one or two major projects underway for completion. & unless i write 360+ posts in the next 28 days, my "blog everyday" challenge is a bust.

*not worried.

my 2011 to do list has already partially composed itself:
- buy my car (finally)
- clear remainder of debt (i didnt do too bad this yr: there's always room for improvement)
- move on & up *personal goal*
- teach self how to knit/crochet
- learn how to drive standard (goal in progress already)
- start kickboxing again
- become certified by CanFitPro

stay focused & achieve.


the last post wasn't reall a post. imagine that.
school has me running all over the city.
& i love it.
it's hard work, but it's to be expected if i plan to achieve my career goals.
what's new with me?
15 days, 2 exams and 5 major assignments away from completing my first semester !!!!
i am very excited about this. i was so terrified when the semester started....
* dont ever doubt yourself ---> it's a waste of time, like stress *

loc update: they're growing! & they're getting soo thick! je les aime! (oui, je suis practiquer ma francais en classe). but with my fluctuating water intake (it's always a battle) & winter (c'est arrive) they are drying out ... & it scares me.

so, i've been looking for chemical-free leave-ins/mists, conditioners... and i've come up with nothing. most, if not all of the products have some paraben, sulfate or filler. i've been looking since october...  & it's december now. not a good look.

my only alternative is to create my own BUT the last time i did that my hair felt so greasy & gross... trial & error i suppose. if anyone has suggestions for natural conditioners, leave-ins, mists or homemade recipes for the aforementioned, *** for LOCS *** please share ...the best information usually comes by word of mouth.

another update: i will be doing my FIRST ever henna deep conditioning treatment courtesy of iHeartMyHair.com. Anya's post on the benefits of this 100% natural conditioning treatment motivated me into trying it.... despite the fact that my hair wont be jet black any more (i'm opposed to dying my hair. ever.). our two-month conversation via facebook, her website and then e-mails + my own research led me to believe that this is a great option for me & my hair at this point. so i'm taking the plunge in exactly 2 weeks! i'm very excited and nervous. but i'll definitely post the before & afters up here.

what else???