We are super excited to bring you photos from this shoot because of the change it signifies! As creatures of habit and potential past bad experiences, we tend to resist change because of the negative connotation we place on it thereafter. From our perspective, when changes presents itself, complacency has no other choice but to exit stage left ✌🏾and we'll be there holding the door. Out with the old and in with the new!
So the big chop?! Why?
The big chop 😱! Most women do it because of some huge emotional or physical change in their life. Me...not so much. I always wanted locs and planned to keep them forever but life had other plans for me. My hair began to break at the roots and inevitably left me with no choice but to start over. I was under the impression that having locs meant never having to worry about my hair again...🤥 SIKE MY MIND! I stopped taking care of them, moisturizing them, and even stopped retwisting them like I should have. LESSON DEFINITELY LEARNED 😓.
Cutting it all off was so bitter sweet. I hated having to do it but knew it had to be done. In life when you begin to neglect certain areas by failing to invest the time and effort neccesary, those things begin to break down over time. Once it was all gone I ran to the nearest wig shop! I didn't recognize the woman in the mirror (more so...I SAW MY BROTHERS in the mirror 😒). After about week of wearing head wraps and wigs and much convincing, I finally decided to allow the world and myself to get used to this new look.
Now that I've embraced my new look, I still am surprised by the woman in the mirror but this time around I see the bravery, strength and intelligence in her and not just what's on the surface. Always knew she was beautiful...just needed time to adjust to the new beauty 👑😍😘.