Summer Hair Update

Hey Loves!

How’s summer treatin’ ya? Well, mines is pretty ok. I’m not sure about where you live but the weather here is hot- I mean sweltering, would pass out and die without A/C- hot. Oh, and we’ve had some rain storms, so needless to say me and my hair have seen better days.

Unfortunately, I noticed some breakage around my edges after taking out my twist, hence me being nervous to do more twist or box braids, etc. (Full disclosure- I wasn’t the most attentive to my hair while it was twisted. I’m not sure what caused the breakage but I do know my hair was neglected.)

To keep my hair protected and sanity in-tact, I’ve been doing several combos of goddess twist/braids, buns and up-dos. They are working and allow for weekly DC’s. I am running out of ideas though.

I haven’t noticed any more breakage and my curl pattern is finally attempting some sibilance of definition, don’t get excited-my hair type is still undetermined.

I did have a huge victory in the product department! (In case this is your first reading, welcome and I’m a recovering hair product junkie.) I haven’t made any new hair product purchases since January and vowed to get rid of my current stash before purchasing anymore all to achieve my goal of living well with less. Well, I am very pleased to stay I have used all of my conditioners!!! *pats self on back* Next up, styling butters… Wish me luck!

Well, that’s all for now folks. Let me know if you have any styling ideas.

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VBS, IBS and MIT

Hey Loves!

So, I know…it’s been a while since we’ve last chatted. Like, a long while and I’m sorry. So very sorry.

A bunch has been going on and, while I would love to sit and talk with you all day, other things popped up.

This summer I was able to achieve one of my adult goals-teaching Vacation Bible School (VBS). Since my youth volunteer years, I’ve always wanted to teach young children the love of Jesus at VBS but I’ve always been working and/or in school or the church was attending didn’t offer VBS- sad, I know.

This year, thanks to my awesome, supportive wonderful husband and my awesome church, I taught first grade. It was a blast! I had a great time and have the sleep-logs to prove it. I thought the battle (classroom) scars from my previous years of teaching would make VBS a breeze. I don’t think I’ve ever been more wrong.

It was tough on my body because my IBS flared up and on top of not feeling well, needing the patience of Job, and trying to keep up with all the other things in my life, eating was hard! WAIT! I forgot to tell you I was diagnosed with IBS in early June which was great because we have an answer to why I will randomly not feel well for days. I started the long and arduous process of eliminating specific food groups from my diet for a two-week period of time to see what food groups my body doesn’t like so much. So far, my body hates everything but water and some occasional empty carbs, GF, of course. Hopefully, we will have some more answers soon so I can continue with my somewhat-normal life.

All of that has led me to focus on MIT, not the prestigious university, simply Making It Through. These past few weeks have been rough, really rough, emotionally and physically but I’m still here. I made it this far. I just have to keep making it through the sleepless nights, the stomach pains, the nausea and the fatigue to the moment where it stops. Make it through what I can get done on my to-do list and accept what I can’t. I’ve learned that floors don’t magically sweep themselves and that mess will happily wait on you until you can clean it up. Rome wasn’t built in a day and 10 loads of laundry isn’t supposed to get done in one day either. It is not as easy as it sounds and the guilt of not getting things done is real but, at least I’m MIT.

How are you MIT?

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