Friday, February 29, 2008

'Leven Months an' Lovin' It!

I just celebrated my 11 month lock-a-versary today!

I have to say so myself...aren't they lovely?

Still in love and so happy with my decision to lock.

And WoW! What a difference a year makes!

Twelve months ago I was a week away from losing my job. I wasn't sure it was going to happen, but the handwriting was definitely on the wall...and I was waiting for the other shoe to drop! Now, I'm a bona fide business owner.

Who knew?

Don't we all love the comparison shots?

Couldn't wait for my one year anniversary to do my retrospective...who knows if I will have the time? Check out these pics from Day 1, Month 1, and Now.


Anonymous said...


Cashana said...

Wow! You hair has grown.

blackrussian said...

I know, right?

I see it every day and it feels like it hasn't.

Seems like only an inch or so, but then I was looking back at some of my older photos and I was like: Hey, whaddya know?

That's why it's important to take the monthly pictures to record the progress.

Whenever we might feel discouraged because they'rer not looking like we THINK they should, we can always look back and see how far we've come.

I think that's one of the most important benefits I've gained from keeping a blog.

If I hadn't joined the online community I would never have taken pictures, and I would have no idea (except for my inaccurate memories) of how my hair has evolved and changed throughout the different stages.

S0uthernGirl said...

Wow, they've changed a lot! They look great :)

SistaLocd said...

What a transformation! Happy Early Lockversary!

muslimahlocs said...

you are getting dangerously more cute and sassy! enjoy.

Mel said...

What growth you have had; looking good BR, looking good!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you're one month from your Lockversary!!!YAY!!! Your locks have grown so much. I love your long bangs.

We don't notice the difference in our own hair since we see it everyday but those comparison shots speak the truth..

dreamangel75 said...

Happy 11th month lock anniversary! Your hair looks great! Based on your photos, you had a lot of growth.

Goodnapps said...

Wow! Growth, growth, growth. Very lovely.

shavonne said...

I've noticed two things about your locks: in the older photos, your locks look more like braids and have a flatter shape to them. In your new photo, your locks are more round and are bigger and look less like braids, though I can still see a pattern.

I really like the way your locks look. Congratulations.

Aya said...

Girl, you look sooooo cute!!! And, yes, how quickly your hair grows.

sunsail said...

wow, amazing what 11 months has done for you! congrats on your lockversary!

blackrussian said...

They HAVE changed a lot. I didn't realize how much until I did my little retrospective.

Thanks Muslimah...y'all know I don't REALLY like taking pictures...I think I've just gotten better at faking it!

I may change my mind in the future, but I like having long hair in the front - no bangs, really. I like being able to pull it all back into a ponytail without wispies swinging in my face or sticking up alfalfa-style.

Thank you to everyone for the congrats and compliments!

Sogolocs said...

When I first looked at your picture, I was so amazed at the growth. Were will you be a year from now ? You look great.

n'Drea said...

Congratulations girl! Look at all that growth! You look GREAT!