I stopped making "resolutions" a few years ago and decided instead to focus on tangible goals and create a personal motto for how I live my life. There's a difference between saying "I want to grow my hair" and saying "I want to retain 4" of length, stretch my relaxers to 10 weeks, and reduce direct heat." The latter is more concrete and thus easier to track progress and recognize when you have achieved your goal. My personal motto this year was "Live, and let live" and "To each their own."
One of my goals for 2010 was to start this hair blog and my youtube channel, so I can help women grow their own hair. I am amazed at the growth of both website and I'm excited about what 2011 will bring.
In my very first post, I made promises for what the blog would offer to my readers. I believe I lived up to those promises and hope you agree.
Then, I realized I needed to change the web address to KibibiHair.com. See the funny story below.
On a more personal note, I'm happy to say that I've also achieved two personal goals this year - take ballet and horseback riding lessons. I danced ballet for several years when I was younger. After not dancing for over 15 years, I was beyond excited when I got my split back.
|I'm showing hubby one stretch we do in ballet class.|
My husband planned a horseback riding activity for my birthday in 2009. That was my very first time around horses and although I was a little scared initially, the thrill of riding (really, really fast lol) was incredible. So I decided that I would take lessons in 2010.
I wish I could say that all my goals were successfully achieved but the truth is they were not. I like being as transparent as possible with you, my readers, so I will also share some of my shortcomings this year.
One major hair setback, although I didn't call it that at the time, was self relaxing. The last time I self-relaxed, I lost an excessive amount of hair. After looking at my progress pictures, I realized that each time I self-relaxed, I was slowly losing thickness. Once I had that realization, I went back to my stylist Reniece.
|Before my 5" trim. May 8, 2010|
I also had some personal goals that I did not achieve this year. I'll share more about those in my next post, where I will detail my goals and motto for 2011.
What are some of your achievements and shortcomings for 2010? Did you live up to your potential this year?