Monday, June 04, 2007

Update Parts 1, 2, & 3

Part 1: As an update to my last post: We had agreed that I could come to the class and my hair would be evaluated. However, I was asked to make the full payment the night before. I didn't feel comfortable making the full payment given the fact that I could still be turned away in person and I would have to wait to get my money back. I had already paid a non-refundable deposit, and I felt it was fair to be allowed to make the full payment in person if i could stay for the class. The instructor did not agree, so I said forget it (plus my husband was pissed and thought it was bad business). So i lost $75....

Part 2: I went for my retightning today and my mother/daughter duo asked how the class was. I told them that I didn't go. They said they did not give any indication that I was not ready to take the class. In fact, they said they told the instructor that they encourage all of their clients to learn the retightening technique. So, that led me to believe that my former consultant must have been the one to provide negative feedback. A friend of mine who goes to my former consultant said that she mentioned to her that the instructor had called her and that they had some in depth conversation about my hair, so who knows what really went down.

Part 3: After this experience, I desperately needed to find a way to let go of all the negative feelings I had bottled up. I felt like once again, I was being "punished" for having thick hair. I felt completely hopeless. I made the decision to get Sisterlocks so I could be free from the demands held on my hair in the past; yet, I felt like I was in bondage and subject to other people's rules and opinions. For a brief moment, I seriously contemplated cutting my hair, all 680 locks. But I snapped back to reality and determined that I couldn't let others take away my joy, my freedom, and my hard earned investment. So, I considered taking the retightning class offered by the home office. But then it hit me: why not take the full training class? I've always had an interest and now would be a great time (before I give birth). I'm sure there are other women who have experienced situations similar to mine, and maybe I can be the person to help them. I've have received so much love and encouragement from the comments left on my blog and I want to be able to do the same for someone else. What better way than to be fully trained? And, it would be a great investment for me in return. So, I plan to make a final decision by Wednesday. I'll keep you posted!

4 comments:

Aya said...

You go girl!! forward...march.

Sogolocs said...

Hello,


I can understand your frustration with your re-tightening class. I had a similar experience. I was able to take the class, but the instructions were not as clear as I felt they could be. Again, taking the course would be the answer. I wished I would have taken the course now, and not just the re-tightening. It sounds like a positive move.

Many blessings....

n'Drea said...

Sista, mi glad yu neva dweet. Fi real iya. Mek mi tell yu somet'ing, wi 'ave a saying, "Wat nuh kill yu, mek yu stronga." Dis too will pass, yu 'ear mi? Nuh worry yuself. Jus' do yu t'ing, an' leff de penny section one side. Me know peeple who woulda LOVE fi 'ave your kinda 'air. A wha yu a seh, sista? Appreci-love wha yu 'ave. Yu a God-bless' ooman, an' nuh figet it. Yu dun know.

TwoIslandsGirl said...

Thank you ladies. Without your encourgament, I surely would have done something regretful to my hair by now :-)