Monday, March 30, 2015

It's My Hair: So Far In 2015

I have been a very bad naturalista so far in 2015. I've spent more days with my hair in a bun than anything else. I am currently in a rut hairwise. I don't really know what to do with it. But, I am happy to report that my natural hair is healthy, happy, and growing. It's longer and thicker today than it was 3 months ago. My hair dye from last summer has grown out. I think I will try another, lighter shade this summer. I might even cut my hair. I haven't decided how short though. Change is good. Change is necessary. 

Braid outs, buns, and puffs have been staples in my natural hair journey this year. All are easy to maintain. I usually go from a 4/5 day braid out into either a high or low puff. From there, it will be a bun. I am so glad that it is finally Spring time. The winter has been harsh on my hair. I have had moisture retention issue. But, that's all over now thankfully. I am looking forward to playing around with more styles with my hair. This summer will bring a change in hue and maybe length. I am excited about it. I actually cannot wait to do more with my hair. It's been almost 4 years since my last relaxer. I still cannot believe that. But, I couldn't be happier about it. It's my hair and I happen to love it more today that I did 4 years ago. Yay me!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Random Thoughts of Pi

  • This has been the longest week. Insomnia has showed up again. I hate her with a passion. I haven't slept much in days. It doesn't bode well for my demeanor. Today has been the first day I've been in a great mood since last weekend. Grateful for it. 
  • #BlackoutDay was such a huge success!! I loved seeing so many Black people on my dash. It was a great way to just celebrate us and our melanin. Can't wait to do it again.
  • The winter weather has finally given us a break in the N.O. It's 73 today. I have on shorts and sandals and I'm loving it.Now, if this weather can just stick around, I would be so happy.
  • Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" mixtape has grown on me. I listen to it daily. My new fave is "You & the 6." I am reading to hear "Views From The 6" though. Oh, I am also digging Raheem Devaughn's "Love Sex & Passion" as well.
  • "Empire" has quickly become my fave new show. I'm a huge fan of Cookie and Jamal (Taraji P. Henson & Jussie Smollett). They are the best parts of the show. I am looking forward to the finale next week. If you haven't watched it, do yourself a favor and get into it. 

  • I've been living on a high from a few weekends ago. I had the best time with my family at a party. Sometimes you just need a moment to have a great time with the best people. 
  • I am so sick of  Black people being killed with no consequences for their killers. The Department of Justice hasn't been in the justice business lately. No indictments for Tryavon Martin or Mike Brown's killers. It's as if they are telling us that we don't matter. Our lives nor our deaths do not matter. It's truly awful to feel that our skin color makes us guilty. 
  • I am not a fan of the term "cis." I'm a Black woman. I don't need any more terms to define myself. It's annoying to me. I don't get it and I don't really care too.
  • The "50 Shades of Grey" trilogy was literary trash. And, because of that I wouldn't go see the movie. BUT, the soundtrack is so good. Sad that it's the soundtrack for such an awful project but I respect the music. 
  • I do believe that I'm spent more than enough time mourning the life that I thought was going to be mine. Now, it's time to start living the life I have. And, appreciating all the people who are in it, that love me and more importantly, that stayed true. I get so caught up in the things I don't have that I forget to take the time to be thankful for the things that I do have. I need to work on that for me. 
  • Today is Pi day. It's March 14th. 3.1415. I love nerdy things like this. Oh, and tomorrow is the Ides of March. Hope you all are having a great weekend. I've been a bad & neglectful blogger. I promise to do better.