What inspired you to start braiding hair?
I had braided my hair in box braids, and while working a lot of women would compliment them so I started offering to do them. I didn’t expect for the demand for them to be as I turned out. But I’m for sure happy everything fell together as organically as it did.
What’s your biggest goal at the moment?
My biggest goal right now is to balance this very abundant space in my life. I’ve been down in life more than I’ve been up, and now that I’m pushing thirty and more experienced in and with life I’m so intentional on maintaining what the divine has placed here for me. I’m so grateful. I want to maintain this gratefulness.
How do you stay motivated to improve yourself day to day?
I am constantly reminding myself to see how far I’ve come in such a short amount of time. 52 days ago I didn’t have anything but my journals, vitamins, and $1600. Now, I’m blessed in ways I never would have imagined. Ive gotten myself this far?! How much further can I go? So everyday I push more, more and get better. Outside of that feeling, a more tangible and even more important motivation for me is my family, and all the little eyes that look up to me with love.
How have you changed in the last year?
In the last year maaaaaaan, my awareness of self! Putting myself first is at an ALL TIME HIGH! Last year I was not this empowered! I was not the woman I see in the mirror today. Though, I love and cherish that past version of myself, her purpose has been served and from her, birthed this new me. I am so much more aware and unapologetically loving myself in a way that I never have, and that to me is the most beautiful of all things. Evolve. Always.
What is some advice you’d give for when the odds are against you?
Receive it as you being moved into a different space that is for your greater good. All that we lose, we can and will absolutely gain AGAIN. Just make sure that when you are in the space of chaos that you use it to fuel your way to the other side of the odds. PUT IN THE WORK to get to a better place. Put in the work. Put in the work. Put in the mf work to get to a better place. Do not drown in shallow water. We create the depths of the waters we find ourselves in. Swim.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Be the Person you Needed Growing up.”
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