Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year New Me!!!

             I have had an amazing 2012 year and I want 2013 to be even better!! Im usually not a resolution kind of girl but this year has started off a little rocky for me (All four days) so I wanted to make some goals and outline some plans to reach those goals. Some of these goals included getting closer to God by putting him first in my life, being a happier person and a better wife. These are just a few things in addition to becoming a healthier me! To start I will try to make daily contributions to my blog and hopefully get my sister blogging with me. She's such an amazing person and her level-headed advice keeps me sane sometimes.
           2012 was the year of protective styles and although I plan on keeping my hair protected I also want to have some fun with it, which may be a challenge in the Florida heat and the Seattle rain. Im starting with a protective u-part using Jace beauty hair (love this hair!!) wish me luck! And good luck on all your resolutions!!!


     

Thursday, September 6, 2012

First Protective Style of the Season

Protective style number one. I hope to keep this in for 2-3 weeks. I plan on ordering for hair from ONYC so I can match my texture without having to constantly straighten or worry about the Seattle rain that'll probably be here soon.



Monday, August 27, 2012

Protective styles again...

Lately with all the stuff going on in my life I have almost completely abandoned my hair regiment. Which is a terrible thing so i've decided to go back to some protective styling. I usually throw some senegalese twists in my hair because they're super easy but they take forever to do. So, Im going to make a U-part wig (yay!). Ive made two before just with some left over hair but this time i've ordered hair from Her Hair Company( I saw great reviews on Youtube) and i'm so excited. Im going to do a review on it and maybe a tutorial on how I make my U-part wigs leaving only a tiny itty bitty of hair out. Im so super excited about this not only because I desperately need a protective style but Im really excited about diversifying my protective styles.

Wedding Pictures yay :)



















Friday, August 24, 2012

Teacher education...

Lately I have been struggling a bit with my decision to become a teacher. My struggle does not come from any doubt about the importance and true value in this profession (because I know its got to be one of the most rewarding and amazing careers ever) but as I finished my first term in my MAT program, i'm wondering is this really helping me to become an educator, a great educator. I know that all the articles are important and reflect incredible theories and ideas that address all the changes that need to be made in the system. But, I cant help feeling a little lost in the day to day ongoings of implementing those changes... Honestly, I feel like the audience does not include me. Im a Black student, I feel like I have a pretty good idea about my own trials and tribulations going through the public school system so a lot of the articles only seem to echo those troubles and give abstract far off ideas about changing them. I guess i'm frustrated with the lack of concrete answers and constantly having to express my position as a black candidate. There seems to be a wealth of ideas about what it means a Black female in this program but because my soap box reflects more than just race alone (special education, feminism, etc.) I feel overlooked and ignored when sharing on other topics.

 Has anyone else had this experience? What do you think about this?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fitness Journey...really a better me journey

Lately things have really calmed down in my life and I've found myself really reflecting on what I want and how I'm going to achieve it. This has caused me to go on a growth journey. I want to be a better person. Don't get me wrong I feel like i'm a wonderful person, I am happy but lately ( after all the dust has settled from getting married, getting a house and starting grad school) I fell the need to really reconnect with myself. Soo...this being said, I'm staring a journey to grow as a person. My plans are to lose weight, smile more, appreciate all the small moments in life and ultimately to be more present in my own life. So many times I feel like I'm there but not really present and because of that I feel like I'm missing out. So, tomorrow I plan on posting my starting weight, measurements and all that and developing a plan that focuses on things in my life that I want to work on. Im so blessed and I don't want to miss out on the happiness it all brings because I'm stuck in my own head. If anyone has any suggests or opinions that can help it would be greatly appreciated :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wedding, wedding and oh did I mention wedding?....

HeY!
its been forever since I've written on here...its a shame I know but I have been so busy with planning this wedding but no excuses...Ill be more dedicated. So to catch up there are about 2 1/2 months until our wedding and I'm soo super excited. My sister and I just finished working on the centerpieces and I'm currently working on a petal covered aisle. So one by one we've been laying these little petals on this really cheap runner ( I mean really cheap, ill probably have to glue it onto another runner so my heel doesn't go straight through when I walk down the aisle) . But any who, I have transformed into this super DIY bride. Its crazy because when I first decided I was going to do a lot myself I didnt imagine all the details of everything...