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Sunday, November 7, 2010

YES...I AM STILL AROUND!!!

Hello all of my fellow loc'rs! Yes, I am still around, although I haven't updated in quite a while. I'll give you a short synopsis of what has been going on in my life and with my locs. In my last posting I believe that I mentioned that work was really stressing me out and taking up quite a bit of my time (boy, what an understatement!) Anyway, if I didn't say that, I'm saying it now...my (almost) entire life has been consumed by work. This, however, will be changing drastically in about 8-10 weeks. My store, of which I am the manager, will be permanently closing and I will be among the unemployed. Now, before you weep for me and gnash your teeth, don't feel bad for me. I feel bad that the store is closing and I feel badly for my coworkers losing their jobs, but I don't feel badly for myself and neither should you. In fact, the day I found out about the closing, I'd given my manager notice that I was stepping down from the manager position due to health issues. I've been having ongoing problems with an irregular heartbeat and chest pains and a possible ulcer and of course, these problems can be majorly aggravated by inordinate amounts of stress. So, although I did struggle with making the decision to step down from the post, once I'd made the decision I felt so much better because I knew that the stress levels would eventually level out. Now, it's just a matter of getting through the liquidation process. I've got several options and irons in the fire right now, and I know that S/He WILL NOT let me fall so all will be as it should be. The other thing that I need to now concentrate on is getting my health in a better place.

Now, to keep this loc related: I will soon be three years loc'd (january 4, 2011)--I can hardly believe it! Remember my first posting--it was in celebration of my 6 month anniversary. WOW--it seems like such a short time ago. My locs were really just baby comb coils and very, very small--seems like my head was huge then and now...the locs have matured beautifully and they are past my shoulders. I've just left them alone to do their thing and they have done their thing very well with very little direction from me. I don't have a really good pic right now--will have to get someone to take one for me as my reach isn't long enough now to show the full length LOL! I'll get a couple of pics posted soon so that you all can see. My hair is healthy and I'm happy, especially since I can do all sorts of updo's now (updo's are my favorite!) My locs are still evolving as is my spirit and both are evolving for the better. Blessings to all of you that have hung in with me and have prayed with me and for me as I have prayed for all of you. Wishing you all well in your journeys and I hope to be back to regular postings soon. Blessings, hugs and peace...

5 comments:

NubianLockedPrincess said...

Congrats! I have been wondering what happened to you. I know what you are going through. I accepted a position as a nurse manager a year ago and I have had enough! I`am planning a wedding next September or else I would quit! After the wedding, I will be looking for something less stressful! I will be praying for you! I know you will be alright after the stress is gone!

My God continue to cover you!

Thandi said...

WIll be praying that your body regains equilibrium and you're healthy again soon.All the best with your future endeavours!

janel said...

@nubianlockedprincess: thanks so much for you well wishes and congrats on your upcoming wedding! do you need a makeup artist?!? (this is really what i want to pursue in my heart of hearts!) blessings!

@thandi: love the new profile pic--your locs are growing! thanks for your prayers and well wishes! blessings!

msfullroller said...

It's all working out for the better Sis!

janel said...

@msfullroller: yes, it will work out girl! holla and blessings!

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