"I Believe In Pink."

Friday, March 18, 2011 5:26 PM

Saw this over on Natural Belle's Tumblr.  You love it too, don't you?

I had a pretty stressful week chicas.  Most of it was self-inflicted.  Do you ever feel like you are so busy stressing over all the things you need to do that you don't get anything done?  That's how this week was for me.  By Thursday, I realized what I was doing to myself and I decided to just relax and let go of my insatiable need to be doing doing doing.  I have a bad habit of setting unrealistic expectations of what I'd like to get done, then I feel disappointed when I don't conquer it all.  Doing feels great, but sometimes it's necessary to just be, so that's what I'm going to do this weekend.  Life is good, and I don't want to overlook the simplicity of it.  When I watch the news, I'm reminded to appreciate everyday for what it is and just be thankful.

I'm going out for a rare and much anticipated girls night tomorrow and I want to wear my hair out... 

like this...

or this...
 You see what I mean.  It's freestyle hair, ya know?  It's like a big, bossy fro but can I really call it a fro when I know that my hair doesn't stand up at all??  Anyway, whatever you want to call it,  I have yet to master this style with any success, but I'm going to try again.  I'll share pics if it works out.  If not, I'll probably just put it in a hugely insane bun.  I don't get out to wiggle very often, so I don't want to be messing around with my hair all night. 

I've decided to get a big girl trim.  I'd like it to be done by a stylist that knows natural hair because I want it to have a certain shape when I wear it curly.  I'm thinking I should do this sooner than later, but I haven't made any moves just yet.  What have been your experiences?  I'm assuming they still need to cut it when it's straight or blown out, right?  I'm a little nervous about it.  I'm still looking for a good picture of the shape I want.

I didn't get much blog reading done at all this week, but I did read a few articles that stuck out for me.  Over at The Fab Life Project, Amber J. talks about how self-sabotaging it is to constantly compare yourself to other people.  Although I like to think that I've stopped doing this, it's a hard habit to break and I always have to work at it. 

This week on Crazy Girl Nation, Kaneisha's post called 3 Signs You're Headed for a Spiritual Tsunami really hit home for me!  Especially this one: "You have an intense desire to accomplish something but you spend more time thinking about it than actually doing it."  I love being called out.  :-P

This week at Peace Love and Pretty Things, we featured one of our lovely readers, Tionah and talked about body image and why it's so hard to be happy with the skin we're in.

I've gotta run.  I hope you all have a beautiful, love filled weekend.  Maybe I'll see you on twitter.  Until Monday!  xoxo