How It’s Been

Hi there! It’s been almost two quarters and a second. Lol. How are you? I hope your heart is fine. I hope you’ve been able to guard your heart against Nigeria’s heart-wrenching happenings. Also, how are you preparing for bae J’s birthday? I’m sorry I have been MIA. I’ve had some tech issues with the website and also embracing some changes, which I’m here to share with you. 

1. Loc'd Up

On the 29th of July, I said goodbye to combs, relaxers, and flat irons. I thought deeply before getting my hair loc’d. One of the reasons I got them was because I barely made my hair – not even protective styling. I just loved having my hair in high buns and comb-outs. I also did some research because my hair was permed. I had seen permed locs on some women, which was an ugly sight. Among other things, I constantly wondered and pictured myself as a bride with locs. To be honest, it is worth my while. All I do is spray a little heap of hair mousse on my palms and massage it onto my scalp and loc strands to give it extra hold and shine. I also tighten my roots once in eight weeks.  

2. Miracle Job

Sometime in August, after a series of crying sessions and prayers, I miraculously got a job as a high school teacher and an essay editor for high school graduates who intend to study abroad. The experience has been remarkable, and the methods of teaching are unconventional. Although, with unconventional comes workload. Still, I am most thankful for the experience. It’s been a couple of months, and the ride has been smooth. I also find something interesting about the “free food Fridays.”

3. Skin Progress

In September, I got serious with skincare, and no lies, skincare cares. After battling severe fungal and hormonal acne, my face has begun improving. My skincare steps are simple: Micellar water facial cleanser, Benzoyl Peroxide face wash, facial toner, Alpha Arbutin serum, Niacinamide serum, facial oil, and Sunscreen– the most important. I also exfoliate twice a week.

There you go! These were the major changes in the past quarter(s) for me. This is also just a “proof of life” post.

In addition, my song for the week was “C’est la vie” by Anendlessocean, a contemporary gospel artist. You’d like this one if you listen to the Afro Gospel. You can listen to it here  

Merry Christmas in advance, people. See you in a bit. Until then, stay joyful.

With love,

Mau.

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