Sunday, June 29, 2008

American School Counselors Conference

I attended a wonderful, motivational conference in Atlanta in June. I was having a great time going to the breakout sessions and shopping for School Counselor knick-knacks!

I was staying in a wonderful hotel in downtown Atlanta. While riding in the elevator on my way to one of the sessions, I met a fellow Sisterlock sister, we greeted each other and and admired each others locks. She then asked me if I was Chocolocs!!! I was so excited to know that I had actually met someone who had seen my blog!! She introduced herself as Candace, and I realized that I had seen her blog too!

At the time, I was a math teacher transitioning into high school counseling. I absolutely LOVE my new career. There really isn't anything else I would rather do! To all of the Sisterlocked counselors (school, community or whatever!) leave me a message. I'd love to hear how you feel about counseling!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bye Sisterlock Goddess!

On July 7th 2007 I posted a blog called Natural SDA Sisters! In that entry I showcased some of the natural sister at my church. One of those beautiful women was Sisterlock goddess. She introduced me to Sisterlocks, hers were the first Sisterlocks I had ever seen. she wore her then three-year-old locks so elegantly, I was convinced that that was the way I wanted to wear my hair.

Sadly, she is moving away from Michigan to further her career in Pennsylvania. Good bye SG and thank you for sharing Sisterlocks with so many natural women in South East Michigan! We'll miss you!!

I also posted a Get Well Soon blog for SG on 24 March 2007. It is amazing how time fies! I believe it is important to make time for close friends and family because you never know how long you are going to have them around!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Free Styling!

I usually wear my locks in a curly style. I will either set my hair on flex rods, Caruso Curlers or plait my hair and curl the ends. I have not worn my hair free style in over a year because of what I call "Stick Hair"! This can best be described as my locks looking like a mop of inflexible sticks! My loctician, E! has been trying to convince me to go free style and I tried it yesterday for the first time in ages. I was getting my hair retightened and considered this as good a time as any to try free styling. Thanks, E! for the motivation and encouragement to go out on a limb!!!

The first three pictures show my typical look, the rest shows my Free Styling!!!!

So . . . What do you all think?!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

New Sister Lockers

In church today, I discovered that two of my church sisters have joined the Sister Lock family. Siobhan has two week old locks and her mom's locks are about the same age. I invited them to check out the other Sister Lock blogs, so please welcome Siobhan and Sharon to the Wonderful World of Sister Locks!

My style was achieved by using Caruso Steam Rollers. I left them in for about two hours this morning. I'm noticing that as my hair gets longer, the curl falls out quicker!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Adventist SisterLocks Sisterhood!

I went to Texas this weekend to attend the wedding of a close family friend. The Sabbath before the wedding, I went to City Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in Dallas. I have never been to Texas before and didn't expect to see anyone I knew in the church. To my delight, I saw Praline ushering during the service. I looked around for her mother, Creole and located her a few rows in front of me. I could barely keep my mind on the sermon, which incidentally was excellent! Immediately after the service, I rushed out of church to introduce myself to Creole. An introduction wasn't even necessary, because she recognized me from my blog. It was like becoming re acquainted with an old friend! What a wonderfully charming woman! She was everything I imagined her to be, and more! She was personable, friendly, witty and gorgeous! I've always admired her beautiful thick black locks from her blog. . . but they look even better in person!

Creole introduced me to Hannah Ranay who had been following my blog and was surprised to see how much my locks had grown since I last posted! Well, that was all the motivation I needed! Knowing that my SisterLocks sisters had been going to my Site over the past ten months, only to find it unchanged, bothered me. I promised her (and myself!) that I would post the pictures I had been collecting over that time and update everyone on my Journey!

I washed and set my hair three days earlier on Flex Rods.