5 Things 25 Has Taught Me

I cut my fro every year around my birthday. I just don’t want to move into a new period of my life with access stuff that doesn’t serve me. Dead weight and dead hair gots to go! 26 is a new chapter, and what’s awesome about birthdays is that it’s another chance to rewrite your story.

25 has been a crazy year. I honestly started my 25th birthday off last year with a nervous breakdown. I did absolutely nothing for my birthday that day. I was flat broke for 3 days! As I was having a bit of a narcissistic moment because it was MY birthday and I felt like I deserved a freaking parade for all the hell I had been through, my husband kindly reminded me that just because it was my birthday doesn’t mean the world stops or the work stops. He was right. And the hiccup that happened with our check was supposed to happen because I needed to put things into perspective:

The Perspective List:

I learned that people are going to look out for themselves first. Especially in business. No one is going to hold your hand or put your interest first. Don’t be afraid to do what’s best for you.

Most people won’t do what they say they are going to do. But there are a number of factors as to why they don’t come through. Sometimes emergencies happen, sometimes people just lie. What ever the reason it’s okay, and you cannot take them personally.

Momentum is so important, don’t let up off the gass just because things seem to be going well. ANYTHING can happen, clients flake out on you, you gain the weight back, rent goes up, cars break down etc. Life happens, so always have that fact in the back of your mind and always be working!

The people in your life are so important. I have a few people in my life that I know are good people. My number one is my husband of course. 25 was the year that I let go of some hard deep rooted relationships but it was necessary in order for me to reach my goals and to become the Chenea I so badly want to be. Don’t be afraid to let go of toxic people even if they are a parent. Your mental health is important. You only get to live YOUR life experience once. Don’t let anyone take away from that.

Stepping into year 26 is exciting. I made a vow to myself recently that I was just going to allow myself to be free. That’s why I changed up my blog content. I love natural hair, but if I’m going to use this platform, I want to share my story and enrich the lives of other people. I know that being real isn’t pretty or popular, but I believe we need more realness in the world. So I’m keeping it real!

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