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A Year Later…..

I was looking though my posts from last November, trying to get a handle on what was going on in my life at that time, and I realized that I did NaBloPoMo last year and actually posted eEVERY day in November! WOW.

I also realized that today is the one year anniversary of having locs.

This was me, one year ago today( also me using a point and shoot!)

Locs Day One

What a difference a year has made. I remember being so unsure as to what I wanted to do with my hair, if I actually wanted to take the chance and lock myself into locs.

Well I survived my first year and I must say that I’ve been pleasently surprised at myself. You see, I was always a prissy girl about my hair. Until I had a baby. I loved my hair, I got it done every 2 weeks on the dot. I went natural one year, went back to the creamy crack the next. But this is different. It’s amazing to me how it grows, how it feels, how it has a life of it’s own now. I don’t even mind the frizz( well, not really). I’ve come to appreciate the fuzziness, the unrulelyness, the single loc that always wants to stand up on top of my head no matter what I try to do to tame it.

I love the random advice I get from my mailman, from the EMT who comes when ever I call 911 for Pookah, from pookah’s pediatrician, from co workers. There is an amazing community of folks who have loced their hair around me and I’m glad to be getting to know them.

So, I love my hair, I love my locs and I am looking forward to seeing what the next year will bring!

Locs One Year Later

Also, while we are at it, this is my first attempt at a self portrait with my Canon! With my remote :-).
It’s the little things that make me happy…..

  • Reply
    TheProDiva
    November 5, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Congrats! It’s so hard to commit to any appearance change, especially your hair. Your locks look pretty and healthy, and they frame your face wonderfully! One day I gather I will decide what to do with mine!
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      rosesdaughter
      November 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you so much! It was a big transition for me, but I’m glad I stuck with it!

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    Laila@onlylaila
    November 5, 2011 at 10:07 am

    So cute!! I want locs, one day. And I love that sweater.
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      rosesdaughter
      November 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      Thank you! I got the sweater at TJ MAxx! On sale girl!

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    mimi
    November 5, 2011 at 10:29 am

    You are so pretty!
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      rosesdaughter
      November 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      Awww (blushing)

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    krissy
    November 5, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Happy Hair-O-versary
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      rosesdaughter
      November 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      Thank you!

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    DaenelT @ Living Outside the Stacks
    November 5, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Isn’t it funny how much difference a year can make? Like you, I went natural then back to the stuff, now I’m transitioning again and I’m happy about it. Love your locs.
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      rosesdaughter
      November 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      thanks! A year seems like a lifetime, but I remember it like it was yesterday!

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    YUMMommy
    November 5, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Happy One Year Loc-a-versary!! Glad that you have people in circle who can be of help because hair can be a complicated thing sometimes. The self portrait came out well in my opinion.
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    kita
    November 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Wow they have grown from one year. Great job with the camera and you look great.
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      rosesdaughter
      November 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      thanks!

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    ModernMarriedChick
    November 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    You look fabulous, girl, and this pic is making me miss my locs! I grew them fro eight years and cut them off in January 2011. Keep growing and glowing, girl!
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    Alicia @MommyDelicious
    November 5, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Go you!!!! It looks great! Yes it’s true — what a difference a year makes!

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    BossyGirl1980
    November 5, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Girl your hair has grown!!!! I love it!!! Don’t you want to be featured as my natural hair story??
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      rosesdaughter
      November 5, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      Sure! What do you need me to do?

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    Angelia Sims
    November 5, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Beautiful self-portrait! I love your hair!
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    ayana
    November 6, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Your hair is beautiful.

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    TheMrs
    November 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    LOOK AT YOU!! Your locs are BEAUTIFUL & so are you!
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      rosesdaughter
      November 7, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      Heeeey!!!! How are you?? Thanks!!

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    the adventures of curly tot
    November 10, 2011 at 11:48 am

    You look beautiful! Love your hair πŸ™‚

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