To Be Continued . . .
I love my natural hair. Going natural was one of the best decisions I could have ever made in life. Having natural hair is very liberating. I don’t have to worry about a sudden down pour of rain if I don’t have an umbrella; I don’t have to worry about wearing a shower cap in the shower; and I certainly don’t have to worry about getting a perm every 6 weeks. I thought that going natural would be low maintenance, but I was wrong. It takes a lot of time, energy, and patience to maintain natural hair. However, you will be pleased with the fruits of your labor.
I decided to go natural in November 2007. I was tired of my hair being thin and unhealthy. My thick, long hair went to thin, long hair. My hair eventually started to break off in the back in the middle. I consulted with a natural hair care stylist and she convinced me to go all the way with natural hair. At first, I was going to go natural for a year until my hair returned to its thick and healthy state and then start to perm my hair again. I changed my mind and decided to live natural hair lifestyle.
I have not had a perm since August 2007. On December 7, 2007, I got my first transition style. I got kinky twists, and I wore them for six weeks. I got them redone by a different natural hair care stylist, Keisha of Natural Blessings Salon, on January 31, 2008. I liked my first natural hair care stylist, but her prices were too pricey for my budget. I wore my second set of kinky twists for nine weeks. I had kinky twists in my hair close to four months. After I took out the last set of kinky twists, I took a good look at my natural roots. I loved the natural curl that I saw. I was really anticipating how I would look with only natural hair. It was at that time I decided to chop the perm out. I got The Big Chop on April 08, 2008. I had about 10 inches of hair. I went to about THREE inches of hair and FOUR at the most.
About this Blog
This blog was created to give me an outlet for my thoughts. I keep so many emotions bottled up inside. Sometimes I think my life is too boring to blog about. Nevertheless, I have overcome so many obstacles in my life and I think blogging about my challenges will help other people to overcome the challenges that they are facing or have faced in life. Many people have overcome challenges, but they continue to live in shame. You must know that you don’t have to be ashamed about your past. You are not a product of your past circumstances. You are changed, transformed, and unique. You are an over comer and a conqueror living a conquest life.
I blog about Jesus, my natural hair, my fitness journey (that I need to start), random thoughts, twilight, my job, my hopes, my dreams, people, places, things, etc. I blog about everything that interest me. I hope those who read my blog will find value in the information and apply what they have learned in their lives. Be blessed and visit often.
About Conquest Life
Conquest Life is an organization (in progress) created to inspire you to conquer your fears that hinders you from being the person that God has called you to be. Each person on this earth has a God-given purpose; however, most of us have been crippled by fear, obstacles, and opposition. It is up to the individual to find the strength and courage to confront their fears, defeat the obstacles and opposition placed in their life, and live a conquest life.
Conquest Life is also designed to help those people who are in need of financial support. I have a strong desire to be a philanthropist. Although I am currently no where near giving on the level of Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet and other who give on their level, I still help out when I can. One day, Conquest Life is going to be known around the world as a Christian organization that selflessly and consistently come to the aid of those in need through missions and other means.