For all the time I’ve been gone, I’m not even sure if that salutation suffices. Kindly accept my deepest and warmest greetings to you.
I must begin by addressing the elephant in the room- where on earth have I been? The past year or so has been such an uphill battle in all the quarters of my life, you know when life smacks you with the entire damn lemon tree? Everything was coming at me all at once, just when I thought I was getting back on my feet something else would knock me back down again undoing all of the progress I seemed to be making.
Trust me, it’s true what they say- when it rains it pours! Going through what I was in my personal life and trying to keep it from interfering with my work and social, life was just not working. It was impossible to cope and so I did what most melancholic creatures of comfort would do and retreated back into my cocoon. This gave me time for introspection, time to read, time to learn, time to mourn, time to heal and most significantly, time for growth.
Albeit the agony and tears, my time in the cocoon and my entire social media sabbatical is exactly what I needed to be truly honest with myself. It helped me address the things in my life that were not working- the anxiety, toxic people and the unhealthy lifestyle to match. On the flipside, what more time to myself also meant was more time to care for my hair. Knowledge which through reviving my blog I hope to continue to share with you.
Emerging from my cocoon I’d like to leave you with this most powerful quote by Malcolm X (a big source of inspiration for my comeback shoot, can you tell? I’m channelling all the vibes from this radical gent to carry me through 2018)
“We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.”
As always, I thank you for your continued support and positive encouragement which helped me get back out there. See you in the next one, love and love!
Happy Nappy Hair,
Photography By: Wamwiri Kimachia