I Am Grateful For All Of YOU!
Hey, Everyone! ~waving at you~
I often ask the question during my time of reflection, “How did I get to this wonderful point-in-time in my life?” I ponder….I smile to myself. It was because of my blog Chi Chi Sophistication Kids that has given me more blessings than I could ever dream of.
When I started my blog in 2010, I stopped teaching after giving birth to my daughter Be’. I became a stay-at-home mom who was sad and unfulfilled due to the fact I was no longer working. During that time, I didn’t know how to style hair. I decided to document my experiences with styling my daughter’s hair along with my neighbors children, and the children of my close family and friends. Now 4 years later, I am a certified Natural Hair Stylist for Children. Again I ask myself, “How did I get here?” The road always lead me back to my blog and all my wonderful followers. Without my blog, I wouldn’t have the platform I have today.
I can remember while writing blog post in the past, not knowing who was behind the computer screen reading my writing. I wondered if people liked me. I would wonder if someone would comment on my post or if I was important to at least one person in blog land. I would question myself, “Does MY voice matter?”
|Flat Twist I styled December 9, 2010.
When I log into my business website, I read stories of parents who are struggling with their children hair. They are seeking my hair care services/advice to make their busy lives easier. It makes me feel good in my soul to have something available to help someone else yet allow me to do what I love. I am often times extremely critical of myself. I want so badly to flourish in my profession. I invest huge amounts of time & money to make sure what I have to offer to the public is legitimate. To see that someone else find great value in my work as a stylist/educator makes me grateful.
Gratitude. Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. Gratitude is a sincere appreciation
for blessings or help we have received.
When I look at a tree, I see life & growth. Pretty much like my career. Although the tree is big, tall & strong. It would be nothing without water and sun light. I recognize that I’m not where I am today solely of my own abilities. I am here in this point-in-time because someone believed in me. I am growing because someone believes in me. My roots began with this blog and supporters. I am very grateful for the ability to do good for someone else.
There is no such thing as self made. We all need help from somebody. I am grateful my help has come from you. Thank you all for believing in me. I appreciate your support. I promise I will remain positive & grow.
|Flat Twist I’ve styled in May 2013
P.S. To My family, Jamesha, Laquita, Mrs. Walker, Pam, TheSistahChick, and my Clients, I send a special thank you to all of you. I know you all love me. You speak life into me on a regular. Thank you for your love.