Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday Forethoughts


  • Do the Oil Cleansing Method once this week 🆇
  • Decide on whether you're going to flat iron your hair or not ✅

So I feel I'm going to decide against flat ironing my hair... at least for right now. I'm actually more eager to try crochet faux locs!!! Yes, I am a SUCKER for loc hairstyles and dreads in general, I just find them so appealing but I am far too chicken to actually loc my own hair. The next best thing I had been leaning toward were my yarn braids and I loved doing those! But at that time, my regimen was probably a little more... manipulative... than it is now. So it shouldn't require having to be shampooed and conditioned every week. What I'm hoping is that I can get by with simply oiling and massaging my scalp daily and possibly spritzing with aloe vera juice as well.

Yes, I am going to install these faux locs in... probably within the next week or so. I plan on braiding my hair down and I want my braids to be neat so I might do a light blow dry... but then again I might
not. There's just some inner part of me trying to put heat on my hair, isn't it? lol

I'm still contemplating straightening it in January or early February, it should still be cold enough to maintain a straight style, but right now I'm much too excited to try crochet faux locs!! And if I have a good trial run with these crochet locs, I might be wearing them throughout next year as well! I don't think any style could really get much easier than crocheted in hair... apart from just throwing on a wig, I mean lol. So yes, look forward to that in coming week or so..

Beauty Goal(s)

  • None set in place


  • Remember to take Vitamin D tablet this week ✅
  • Continue to use only cash / debit for anything other than bills ✅

I have NOT been able to crack down on this fatigue thang YET! And this week has to have been one of the worst. I didn't miss taking the Vitamin D, but now I'm wondering if my B12 levels are to blame. A co-worker, who is also pursuing further education in the medical field, suggested that B12 could very much be the reason why I lack so much energy. So I looked it up a little bit and just as he said, a deficiency in B12 could be low and making me fatigue.

I really have no other choice because everything else seems to check out A-Ok! But I've been so much sleepier, so drowsy, lacking so much energy I can't even summon enough strength to daydream. I haven't done anything more than go to sleep and dream about having energy... and going to work and wishing I could come home and sleep and dream about having energy lol. But it's really not funny, I feel incredibly lethargic and I need some energy to shoot up from somewhere!

I'm not much of a coffee person but I've considered picking up the habit a little bit. Something has to keep me going you know? But I'd rather try to aid my remedies in the most natural and peaceful way without having to disrupt too much of Mother Nature's anatomical system.

Other than that, I have nothing else to report. At least, nothing that I can think of at the moment...

Health Goal(s):

  • Get some B12 and start taking that supplement


  • Publish 2 more listings to Fresh Out The Trunk 🆇
  • Work on finishing shop blog and opening up to the public 🆇
  • Create a logo 🆇

This week has been a bit of a 'crash week' when it comes to anything work-related. I have been working on a new beanie here and there, trying to "alter" a pattern and make it my own. I'm also working out a few new ideas that I can bring to my shop as far as bright, bold and lovely colors and patterns go. The ideas continue to come to me, and it seems like the little energy I do have, I squeeze it into my crochet little by little.

I find that I get a good portion of it done early in the morning when I first get to work and actually have time to just sit in my car and chill. If I don't try and do it in the morning, I usually don't have the energy to do it any later in the day. Working this is almost like exercising to me. I have to find a time to do it and stick to it. Especially until I figure out what's causing this fatigue. But it is teaching me  how to manage my energy efficiently... if nothing else.

Business Goal(s):

  • None set in place


  • Practice patience ✅
  • Abide by your schedule for the rest of the week and see how you feel ✅

I kept to half of my planned schedule which in itself was a big accomplishment, because I ended up getting a lot more done. One of my main things was to finish a gift for the baby of a family friend, and they ended up loving it as well! It was mainly just a couple baby hats that I crocheted for them, turned out to be a little too big but at least he will grow into them.

I'm practicing trying to be generous again. I can feel myself molding to that old-natured child I was again, but I like that. I like being able to give and seeing the happiness on everyone's face. What I don't like is running into the unappreciative type who feel that I am obligated to make their day. And I run into those types quite often til it began to make me withdraw my hands and fold them against my chest.

I didn't realize how much I enjoyed being generous... until I started to be more generous lol. I didn't realize how much I missed being able to give... until I gave. It's crazy how life slowly but surely zapped that away from me and how much energy I have to put forth to try and get it back. I thought I was a generous person, and I am. But to certain people who I feel will appreciate it. And in a way, that "is" okay... but it's "not" okay. Who am I to really stand there and judge the way a person receives my "good morning" or "hello"? And what's even more is that it's FREE! It costs nothing to give a smile or a happy hello... why have I become so stingy with them? I'm becoming the very part of people that I do not like. And that's what I must act to change... not for anybody else... just for me. Cause I like being a happy person and I wanna attract happy people. That's it! At the end of the day, honestly, nobody has time for that!

Life Goal(s):

  • None set in place

Until next time,

♥ Keep calm 'n coily ♥

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