By Vee of Pretty Girl Rock
There was a time in my life where I avoided change at all costs. I welcomed it with as much enthusiasm as I would the flu instead of embracing it. Funny thing about change is that it usually happens whether I like it or not. Now, I believe that change is God’s way of moving us along in life whether we perceive it as good or bad at that moment. I’ve learned that either I can go with the flow and grow or stand still as an inactive participant.
For the last 4 years, I have been swimming in change; a new baby, a new home, a new husband, a new mindset and with lots of growing pains in between. As far as the growing pains go, I can’t tell you that I’ve loved it the entire way through but it has definitely been to my benefit and betterment. I giggle now thinking of the young, immature mind and the nowhere that I would be if things had stayed just as they were. I’d be a waste of a talent, wasting my gifts right along with the “going no wheres” that I kept in my company.
Right now, I’m in a time of my life where I can feel the power and presence of God with me, surrounding me each moment–changing me. My mind once again, bubbling and brimming with cohesive ideas and a bigger confidence than I’ve ever known. I’m finally on the right path.
I’ve also been feeling more daring and adventurous–more like myself than ever before. Ladies, I was seriously in a rut and I had become the “make do” woman that I’d never aimed to be. Realizing that, earlier this year, I decided I was going to make some serious changes and to get back to being me again. Along with improving the quality of my thought life and becoming more responsible and accountable, it also included turning over my wardrobe and cutting my hair.
More mature and coming more into myself these days, I like change–it means growth and it is indeed inevitable.
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Jenell Stewart, formally known as BlakIzBeautyful is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Kinky Curly Coily Me. Jenell has a MS in special education and dedicates her time to educating and uplifting women with kinky, curly, coily hair. She big chopped on March 26, 2010 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.View all Jenell posts.