Let the dance of life begin

I am here to sound off on anything I feel I need to voice about as well as to share and to have others share with me. My sister locks are what got this started.... so here is to celebration of my 'nappy tresses, my sister locks' and indeed life with all it offers.

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Location: Kingston, Jamaica

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I just gotta know

You know it is very interesting the dynamics in my department that is. It seems like there is so much to be done and so little time to do it so I keep getting stressed and feeling like I dont know what I am doing. I really want to get to a point where I can leave work when my shift is over.... you know kinda not cool for me to get in to work at 6 am, supposed to leave at 2 pm and still be there at 4 pm. I mean come on now even though I did quantity food production I worked with recipes where I am now we don't so there is this constant "we need a little more oil", "a little more ketchup", "a little more salt" rass man!!! can I catch a break is like we cooking a bloddy pot and some of my collegues just dont get it. Why don't they? they been there for years so they have an idea but mi jus come. Now my mum and my DH tell me I cannot change the world and I have to take it in stride (these people are set in there ways and I don't want to get like that) but this really is much. Then when I do additional stuff like go and do presentations on my own time its an issue with some of my collegues like you getting paid for the? you lucky? are some of the comments that have been fielded. I mean are we about development the profession getting out there so people can know what we do?? rass man!!! you know I just don't get it and so the learing continues. Here is what I have to get together I continue to work on my time management and the peace in my inner core because the thing is I believe these are my keys to, not just my survival but my triumph in this environment because I believe all the time if God brings me to it he will bring me through it and despite my moaning.... I believe he brought me to it my job that is. Days like today ... a break from the job are good for me helps me to refocus!!

one love still waters

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Monday, October 22, 2007

23 months and counting!!!

The truths my consultant told me
  • my scalp will eventually settle down and start producing its own oils
  • braiding and banding is important to the locking process and it is not forever(:
  • sister locks is low maintenace not no maintenance
  • people are going to start asking about my hair
  • my husband would eventually come around (:
  • makes sense to have a good vibe with my consultant cause I am going to spend a lot of time with them
  • very little product is needed for sister locks maitenance
  • there is valuable info on the sister locks website, worth checkin in every now and again
  • know what to expect your money (:

and yes it has all been true

gotta love my sister locks

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Chosen-I just could not help myself!!! (:

You Are Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

Truthfully, you're too spazzy to be chunky - you cheeky monkey!


Thanks Chosen -this is too nice!!!!

You Are a Carnation

You are down to earth and grounded.
You tend to be more traditional than trendy.
Your confidence gets you through anything.
People trust you and are very loyal to you.


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Me tryin out di slide show!!!

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Just answered Mel

see July 8, 2007 (:

one love still


Had to Save this

This was posted on L-I-U and I had to save it for a constant reminder to myself!!!!

THE ROAD TO LOCDOM... What every locer should know: LOCING TIPS: No matter how you started your locs, texture, length, or stage of your journey- remember that these tips should apply to all loc wearers...

  • Locing is about patience, so it is a long term commitment that might last 2 years or more for the locing to be complete. Be 100% sure that this is the step you want to take.
  • Your hair (no matter what texture) will frizz during the process. Know that this is a normal process -all locers will have to go through this experience so relax and don't stress!
  • For people with looser curl textures or naturally straight hair, accept that frizz might always be part of the locing process.
  • Love those bumps! It adds character to your locs.
  • It seems no 2 people with afro hair has the same texture, naturally your locs will look different.
  • There might be times when you are feeling impatient, stressed, bored and negative about your choice in locing -don't worry, this is very normal -especially during the teenage phases when locs have their own mind. Take a deep breath and remember that this time will pass. Enjoy the journey, don't waste time on stressing over it!
  • Be prepared to learn a few lessons on the way and throw out your old perceptions of beauty.
  • Keep a loc journal to remind your Self how far you have come!
  • Collect headwear and experiment.
  • Your locs are unique and beautiful. No one else's locs will be the same as yours so don't compare your locs, just love and accept what you have.
  • Use products that are light so there won't be any product build-up in future.
  • If at any stage you are uncomfortable with what your loctician is doing to your locs, don't be afraid to be very clear and let them know or change loctician. Go with your instincts! They are your locs and you know whats best for them, so don't let others tell you otherwise. Your loctician should work with you, not against you.
  • NEVER use any products that contain mineral oil and petroleum as their ingredients.
  • Locing should not be an uncomfortable or unhygienic experience. Wash your locs regularly and always keep them clean.
  • Water is your best friend throughout the locing stages.
  • Healthy body, healthy locs.
  • Use minimal of products to avoid build-up.
  • If you're concerned about how the locs will look early on and/or that your loved ones will reject you if you decide to loc, then you shouldn't be considering them.
  • Be willing to accept any and all stages of locdom, including the negative reactions you may receive from family, friends, and strangers.
  • You are not alone - get support from good friends or other means (forums are great for this!).
  • There is a wide spectrum of locing techniques and methods, from the super cultivated locs to the super organic loc methods. Each is beautiful in their own right and no method of locing should be seen as 'more acceptable' or 'more beautiful' than the other.
  • Thanks sixftladyj for your insight and inspiration!!!!

one love still