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Hair, Health and Fitness, Reading & Writing, Self Improvement

The First 4 Weeks

So 4 weeks ago, I went through with chopping all my hair off and deciding to try to be a better me. I thought I knew what this entailed but it is going to be a much longer journey than I think I could have ever anticipated. This is a lifelong change that confirms to me that your life is a work in progress. Let’s look at the main things I’ve been working on. WRITING I’ve done some writing, not my best work, but I overcame a fear and published it for the world to see, if anyone comes across…

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Song of the Month

Song Of The Month – December 2016 – Light It Up (feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG) by Major Lazer

LINK TO THE VIDEO Moving into December, it is the season to be jolly and all that malarkey but I’m not one to sit and listen to Christmas music (unless it’s the 8 Days Of Christmas by Destiny’s Child, specifically Opera of the Bells). The song of the month needs to make you forget that it’s cold outside, make you feel the summer sun and this does that for me. If only I had hair to whip to this! It literally never gets old and if you were to get a little bored, there are like 5 versions of this…

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Reading & Writing

My 1000 Word Project

I’ve been talking about my love for writing, so I suppose I should do some actual writing. To that end, I have written 1000 words of the beginning of a story which I am going to make public, here, now. 😬

Hair

What Type Of Hair Do I Have? I Thought It Was Just Called An Afro!

This would have seemed like an odd question a few months ago. But now I know that it’s so important to better understand my actual hair. Using the most common hair typing system, there are 4 types of hair, straight, wavy, curly and kinky. Mine is definitely in the fourth category of kinky. And I love it.

Hair

Week 3: My Old Hair Care Routine vs My New Hair Care Routine (Part 2)

Okay, I won’t be needing the wide tooth comb, or any comb, anytime soon. I’m looking forward to when I do though! Week three and counting…I was previously talking about my routine, my old bad habits, the things I want to do going forward, the so-called rules of good hair and also the new techniques and terms that I’ve learnt. To that end, I will pick up where I left off.

Reading & Writing

My Name Is Leona And I Think I Am A Writer…Maybe

I obviously fancy myself a writer a little bit as I’ve started a blog. But when I describe or sheepishly refer to myself as a writer or talk about my aspirations of writing, this is me talking about fiction. Writing about myself or my hair and my weight is pretty easy. Easy in comparison to letting people read my stories.

Health and Fitness, Self Improvement

64.7 Reasons To Get My Act Together

So my weekly weigh-in came out with a result of 64.7kg. The scale does not like me this week. That means I’ve put weight on. I’m not surprised, I know exactly why. I was unwell last week and when I need that comfort, I turn to junk food. I’m sure a lot of us do. No one wants to eat a salad when their sneezing their guts out. And then when I’d fallen off the wagon, I just could not be bothered to get back on.