"A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life" -Coco Chanel

    I made the decision to cut all my hair off AGAIN. The only difference between then and now is, I am actually going to rock it out in public. I was always self conscious about showing my hair and what it looked like. I knew there would be a day where I stopped caring and started to live my life for me and not what others thought of me. This decision however did not come lightly. I like to think things through before I make drastic changes and decisions. 

    Last week, I packed up all my stuff and quit my job of 6 1/2 years with no remorse. The past 2 school years, I wasn't staying for myself instead, I was staying for others. I would always feel bad and think about what would  happen if I did leave. Would the class be okay?, would they hire someone that actually teaches etc. I'm thinking all of that while I am stressing in bed and those people are okay sleeping in their beds. I knew I had to make that stop ASAP! I even expressed to my daughters that quitting is not okay however, if you feel you can do better and deserve more then you do what you have to do. I had to make sure my girls see that mommy is not here for the BS from anyone especially with being an African American woman.

    After quitting, I felt more empowered to change everything. I knew embracing my hair would be the first. Not only for me, but for my daughters too. I want them to know that natural hair and nails is beautiful. We should not let society tell US that hair weaves, lashes, and fake nails signifies beauty. It should ENHANCE our natural beauty. Who am I to express that constantly to my girls while I am getting weaves and/or lace fronts? I have to make sure I am setting an example for my black daughters in a f'd up world. 

    This is going to be a change of many for me. I have so many plans and I am going to utilize this free time (summer) to do just that. 

    If you are having some doubts on whether to make some changes in your life, I suggest you shift your mindset and just make those changes. You don't have to explain yourself to anyone. Opinions from others based on YOUR decisions/moves are not relevant. 

    Later Love Bugs,

Elizabeth Jacas


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