Hello my curvy Divas,
I want to wish all of you an Early Happy New Year!! I hope your year is filled with success, fab fashion finds, love, and happiness. During the past 2 years of my life I have learned the art of forgiveness, how to deal with tragedy, and how to survive off ANY income after I experienced a company closing before I found another job. I have learned to remain humble no matter what I am blessed with because anything that you have can be taken away at any time. I have learned to not discuss religion or politics with the close minded as my views are very different from most people raised in the South aka the "Bible Belt".
During the past two years I went on an amazing hair journey where I grew out a short damaged bob from below ear length to bra strap length through protective styling. The most important thing that I learned throughout my hair journey was : Keep heat off your hair and keep it moisturized. Remember how long everyone's hair was that used the jherri curl?? I am not natural...I was natural my whole life until college and that was NOT fun for me b/c my hair was very thick and long and very hard to manage natural. I am relaxed now but I only get relaxers every 3-4 months.
In my relationship I have learned to open up to my partner and not hold in things when I am angry. I used to give him the "silent treatment" when I was angry but now I talk about whatever it is that is going on in my head and we are closer than ever now b/c he never has to wonder or try to "figure out" what's wrong with me. I learned to stop being so hard on him b/c of some of my past relationships. DON'T put your new mate in the same category as all other men b/c he may just be different than all the rest ( I know mine is).
Professionally I have learned to make my 9-5 work for my 5-9. I plan on opening up a business in the near future b/c I can't see myself retiring from any company and making them thousands of dollars and not investing some of that same time into a company of my own and making myself money.
I got a new puppy in 2011 from my boyfriend. She is soooo sweet and helps me more than she will ever know when I am having my down moments thinking about the tragedies that I have dealt with.
In 2012 I would love for my entire family to be close again but in the meantime I will continue to enjoy my close relationship with my mom and my sister who is four years younger than me.
My fitness goals for 2012 are to just stay in the gym at least 3-5 days a week 30-45 minutes of cardio so that I can stay toned. If I lose weight great but if I don't I just want to at least stay active and decrease my risk for weight related diseases (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc).
I want to end this post showing you guys some of my fave looks from 2011 that were not posted on my blog as I have only been blogging since October. As you will see I try ALL kinds of hairstyles from short to long and I even tried blue lips!!! Fashion is not about being safe you have to take risks...you win some you lose some but that is what fashion is all about. I want to keep evolving and I can't do that staying stuck in the same ole same ole kind of outfits.
Until Next Year,