Monday, September 5, 2011

Closer To My Dreams :)

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The other night, I was passing time by looking at different profiles and pictures on the hairboards. I ended up going through some of my saved favorite pictures. Most of these saved favorites are from years ago, and the women all have bra-strap length hair and beyond.

I looked at these pics and for some reason, I just could not become excited or astonished. Don't get me wrong, these women had some G O R G E O U S healthy hair....but when I saw these pics for what felt like the 50th time, I found that I thought less along the lines of "I can't wait for the future when I'm there!!" and felt more like "Wow, I'm not very far behind her" ...

Then I took the time to go through my own picture collection, starting with my older pics and working my way up to my newest. I was just filled with complete and utter shock.

I can't believe it, but I've been on my HHJ almost 3 years now. December 15th will mark my third year on my journey!!! I can't believe I'm just months away from reaching my ULTIMATE hair goal, WL hair. It's surreal to me, I mean I'm in a state of complete disbelief.

Here is a pic of my hair dated September 9, 2009

Here is a pic of my hair almost 2 years later, dated August 2, 2011.

Don't get me wrong, I know that I'm only going to graze it in my longest layers. Nonetheless, I've met a MAJOR personal feat that I set for myself!! It's still amazing because I realize I started at my shoulders, cut my hair up to my ear, and now it tickles my lower back. All in 2 years time!!! I've never had that much success in any of my endeavors, and so quickly. NEVER...I've been blessed in other endeavors, but it's always taken alot of time. This will be a start to a happy end :)

Honestly, before my HJ I knew that long waist length hair was possible (in a wishful thinking, optimistic, "you-can-do-anything-you-put-your-mind-to" kind of way) but I honestly never pictured myself having it again as I did in my childhood. I had some silly reasons why it wouldn't be, such as, "I'm too old now," "my hair is too coarse," "I'm not a child anymore and my hair doesn't grow that quickly". Thank you LORD that I was wrong about myself!!! hehehehe

I'm so determined to get to WL ASAP!! I am going to reduce the amount of heat I use and bun my hair more frequently. I am also going to rely on flexirod sets, cheat rollersets, braidouts, and any other cute heat-free styles I can find!! I want to play with clip in pieces, and try making my very own homeade half wig. I really can't wait to get this wrap-up started ! I will be making videos again really soon you guys. I've been really blessed and I want to share the information I've learned with you all.

Thank you for reading !!!


  1. Congrats!! I've been following your videos since you were "sexiisugarshelley" and the growth that you've experienced in two years is amazing!!

  2. Thank you Shika and Harmony !!!

    Shika, thank you for following me so lonnnnnng LOL.. that is such and honor :) I really appreciate you !

  3. Hey Shelley,

    You are the reason I decided to do the BC a couple of months ago. Since your hair closely resembles mines, I look at your blog every month for inspiration and motivation. Your hair is beautiful, full, and lengthy. I can't wait to see how my hair looks in 2 years! Hell, I can't wait to see how my hair looks in two months!

    Team Natural

  4. Gorgeous hair!! Good luck getting to WL

  5. I saw you on youtube and decided to look at your blog and I must say you are inspiring really because Ive been slacking the past couple months and im motivated to get my hair healthier than ever!!!! Thanks for being inspiring! :)