Over the past couple of days

Happy Thursday, naturalista’s! How has your week been so far? Good I hope. Its almost the weekend, so hang in there. One more day. 🙂

This is going to be kind of a random post. Just wanted to share a few photos with you ladies of my past couple of days.

So, anyone who knows me or follows me knows I am the biggest advocate for two things:

1. Jesus

2. Natural Hair 

3. Inspiration Quotes

Im a pretty simple chick. 😉 Last week I went to a ball game in Downtown Detroit, in which I came across the most beautiful graffiti.

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I was so inspired. Had to take a picture. What do you think?

Then the other day, I got a Starbucks and you know how Oprah Winfrey is doing a campaign now with the chai tea? (What doesn’t she do? Or own? I swear lol) and it just really inspired me.

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“Live from the heart of yourself. Learn to be whole, not perfect.” – Oprah Winfrey. I have to say, this quote really got me through this week. I have been super stressed out lately, just with my job, finances, relationships and the fact that I always strive for perfection has been hindering me in those three areas. Reading this quote and allowing it to resonate was really impactful. Its just awesome how God works sometimes, even through something as simple as this.

Thanks, guys! This was kind of a random post. Share your comments and thoughts below! What are some of your favorite quotes, scriptures? What has been getting you through your week?

Always remember: You are Fearfully, Wonderfully and “Beautifully mane.”

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So excited to be mentioned on blackgirllonghair.com!

Happy Friday, Naturals!

So I have been mentioned by Klassy Kinks on blackgirllonghair.com regarding the topic of feeling the need to compensate for being natural.

How awesome is that? Im so excited I can’t even focus on my work right now…shh, don’t tell my boss. 😉

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Check out the post on the link below and make sure to subscribe to my page for more natural hair topics and tutorials. Love yall!

http://www.blackgirllonghair.com

Always remember: You are fearfully, Wonderfully and “Beautifully mane.”

Ive been featured on blackgirllonghair.com!

Ive been featured on blackgirllonghair.com!

Wow…this is CRAZY AWESOME! Klassy Kinks was motivated to talk about feeling the need to compensate for being natural by watching my video on YouTube, and now its been featured on blackgirllonghair.com. Support I have been receiving is amazing! Thank you naturals so much. Check out the post, share your comments and subscribe to Klassy Kinks page ASAP…she is a rockstar!

Always remember: You are Fearfully, Wonderfully and “Beautifully mane.”

But, I love you… (Continued)

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But wait… I love you.

The word “delivered” was all I saw across my phone screen. My heart was beating rapidly. I was staring at this lock screen of mine… Studiously. I didn’t know why I was so nervous. I didn’t know why I was so petrified. I guess I waiting for confirmation that I was the one.

Fingers tapping, mortified. It had taken me ages to tell this man that he was the love of my life.  

I fell in love with a man at the age of 18, in New York City while I was away at theatre school. Countless nights we spent listening to neo soul, talking about love, making it, but not actually… devoted.

Morals that were instilled in me growing up? Gone. My heart was now where my mind used to be. Every time he went away, it felt like my heart went with him. We said goodbye in the middle of an empty train station.

I didn’t know it would be the last time I ever saw him. It was as though my heart went with him on the train that day… all the way back to Brooklyn. Needless to say, I never got it back.

Until one day, I woke up. “I have to call him.”

It had taken me THREE YEARS to make the decision to reconnect with him. Chris, is his name… and tell him I still loved him. The memories we shared were affecting my focus. They were affecting my work. They were affecting my ability to allow myself to love someone else. They CONSUMED me.

Shocked that I still loved him? Understatement. Reluctantly, he said he still loved me back. An air of relief. A HUGE weight was lifted from my shoulders. I knew my instinct wouldn’t lead me wrong. He said he loved me back… I knew I was the one for him.

Until one day, the texts stopped. The calls stopped. Come to find, he reconnected with HIS true love… whom became his fiancé. I told him I loved him too much for this to be happening. I even told him I was the one, not her. I told him I thought I would be the one saying I do at the alter.

His final words to me were “Dude, you are all in your feelings. Move on.”

The word “read” was across my phone screen, after countless “I hate you” messages and “You lied, you never loved me.” read sent. My heart was beating rapidly. I was starting at this text thread of mine… Studiously. I didn’t know why I ever loved him. I didn’t know why I let it get to this point… I guess I was waiting to see if this was true love.

I’ve never felt a pain so sharp. I’ve never felt a heartache so wounding. I told myself I couldn’t live without him. But look at me… here, living.

Life is a funny thing. You really think you can’t live without someone… Until, you start living. And you realize, you’ll be fine. You will be TOTALLY fine.

 Have you ever had a first love? What did it take for you to move on? Share your thoughts and comments below! 

Always remember: You are Fearfully, Wonderfully and “Beautifully mane.”

What are you leaving in 2013, or taking with you in 2014?

Happy Tuesday, Naturals and Lifestyle bloggers!

I cannot BELIEVE that it is New Years Eve already. I don’t know about you, but 2013 really flew by. Literally.

Without making this a super long post, there are many goals that I have in mind to set for the New Year, as well as decisions I am going to make when it comes to my personal relationships, finances, career, and not to mention improving the health of my hair HAIR GROWTH.

Here is a quick look into my goals for the New Year, and then I want to know: “What are you leaving in 2013, or taking with you in 2014? What are your goals? Comment below!”

1. Growing my hair to bra strap length 

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Not to mention get one of these shirts! Shirt is awesome. One of my goals is to grow my hair NATURALLY from the current shoulder length it is at now, to bra strap length in 2014. Ill write a post soon on what exactly I plan to incorporate in my wash routines and hair care regimens to attain this goal.

2. Cut off toxic relationships

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This year was such a GROWING year for me when it came to building friendships, losing friendships, and even losing someone who I thought was the love of my life ( Link to that post is below, entitled “But, I love you…”). I learned that when you are at a place in your life in which you are GROWING, not everyone can accompany you on that journey, as cliche’ as it may be. Loyalty is extremely rare, and instead of giving people a ton of second chances, I am ready to start giving more FIRST chances and allowing new friendships to blossom… and eventually, a new love. In due time.

3. Get this blog ROLLING!

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Naturals and Lifestyle bloggers… Let me tell you. I have been wanting to start a blog for the longest time. Writing and sharing my personal experiences especially when it comes to my hair has been a passion of mine, and I am elated that I chose to embark on this journey, as well as connect with so many other bloggers/vlogger’s out there! Already within three weeks of blogging, I have over 500 followers total that get updates on my blog, over 1500 views and my stats have been booming.

And sidenote: I am working on my first ever professional book review of “God, where is my Boaz?” by Stephan Labossiere. Super pumped, I will make sure to keep you guys posted on that.

I have to say…Yall show SO MUCH LOVE, which is so needed not only in the black community, but just as women and as Natural hair girls. We need that support and those SUPPORTERS, who are like, “You rock, keep it up”, “Never give up”, or “Take that weave out!” like I got in the comment section of my post on whether or not I should keep my weave in. Haha.

You guys are awesome, and I am looking forward to my future with WordPress as a Blogger.

So, thats all she wrote! 😉 Just a few of my goals for 2014. I am SUPER PUMP for the New Year, and for a brand new start in this wild expedition we call “life”.

Now its your turn! Share some of your goals, and comments below. Can’t wait to see what you guys are looking forward to in 2014.

Ta Ta, for now!

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With kinks,

Lizz

Always remember: You are Fearfully, Wonderfully and “Beautifully mane.”

Check out how I let go of a past love. “But, I love you…” https://beautifullymane.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/but-i-love-you/