Well, the time has come again where we say farewell to another year. Part of me wants to hold on to whatever is left of it because it was the first time in a long time that I (personally) felt that I had grown as a person – as a friend, brother, son, stylist, whatever the case may be. Maybe not everyone would agree with that statement and that’s ok because what matters to me at the end of the day is being able to see the mistakes I made and take responsibility for them. To see what others saw and not take it as a weakness, but an improvement to make. But it’s not just about seeing the bad because I also learned to see the accomplishments and celebrate them. Funny as that may sound – it’s true. Taking a compliment at face value or being overly happy about something I did doesn’t come easy…in fact, I am awkward. I would laugh it off as if it were no big deal or stutter the words, “Um, oh…ya thanks.” Ok, I admit that I still do it, BUT NOW I don’t assume that when someone says something nice, there is any underlying (negative/sarcastic) meaning behind it….for the most part
As I reflect on the good, it was a year of FIRSTS.
From paying off my car fully back in March to having my name printed in WedLuxe – I am truly thankful for my family, friends and fellow friendors who showed their support along the way. I am by no means the most eloquent speaking person – but I hope you all know that when I say “thank you,” it’s not just two words strung together out of courtesy, but with a feeling of deep gratitude. Opportunities, big or small…actually scrap that! There are never small opportunities, just small thinking. Take what is given to you and make it into something completely yours. Do it up (big) because you can. That’s how I think! LOL.
To my best friend: while I hate that you bit the dust first and got married – I love you just the same.
So whether I was crying from laughing too hard or just flat out crying – it is those moments that I will cherish. I’m sure 2012 may bring more of both, but through the grace of God and some great friends along the way – I’m ready for it.
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! May 2012 be another year of many firsts filled with love, joy, and happiness!
With new projects on the horizon – I promise to be more diligent in blogging and keeping everyone posted. I also vow to give you a closer glimpse of what goes on any given day…meaning it won’t just be about hair anymore And if I don’t…please send me this blog post and highlight this section…. LOL.