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My Growth and Setbacks 2003-2010


2010 - Year in Review

Amazing isn't it?  That the year has come to an end already.

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."

My Achievements
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  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.

My Shortcomings 
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?


YoungDre said...

Wow, that was great that is a great picture of you stretching at the door for your husband. Lucky man.

My goal this year is show more love and to be a giver.

MsKibibi said...

LOL Thanks YoungDre.

(Note to my readers - this is my husband, not some random creepy person lurking on my blog LOL)

Sunny Side-Up said...

One of my achievements for 2010 is getting mostly A's for my semester final grades (all classes except 1).

One of my shortcomings for 2010 is that I didn't do so hot in Business Finance. I passed I wish I did better.

Goals for 2011: Finish undergrad strong and get into a great Grad school God willing! : ) Also, keep growing spiritually!

Sunny Side-Up said...

Also, lol your husband is too funny, acting like a stranger on his wife's blog! Hahahahaa

BWash said...

You're such an inspiration! I've noticed that after you experience a setback, you seem to gain your thickness back over the course of a few months. Do you notice a change in thickness after a setback? What do you do to nourish your hair back to health?

MsKibibi said...

The fastest way to regain thickness for me is with a haircut. After the haircut, then I'm much more disciplined about my regimen and don't try anything risky lol.

Annaleisha said...

Wonderful post. Lol @ ur hubby. My 2010 was lackluster b'cos I was lazy- and I knew it- and I did nothing about it!

I intend to put more emphasis on spiritual things, and work harder on academic things also (1st yr of a degree).

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