4 things I am thankful for right now

My apartment


Home sweet home, dear abode. My wonderful retreat, that is so cozy and welcoming even at its shy 27m.2 (~300sqft)





My mum

I am so grateful for my relationship with my mum. I genuinely feel like my mum is one of the best moms I've ever met. Openminded, respectful, loving, funny, caring, she is really one of my best friends and I often think about how she is one of those people I would like to still have in my life even if she wouldn't have been my blood-related family. Can I please have her in some way or form in my next life too!





My friends

Do I have to say anything else? My chosen family. Some of these I haven't seen in soo long and some of my ''I miss this person so much'' levels are spiking! I'm picking at my GTB beauty a little extra with this.




Having a job.

Even if it isn't the most fun or fulfilling job I've had. I'm still grateful that it makes me able to afford to stay at my apartment, afford to pay all my bills without having to change my budget too drastically, and still have some extra cash to just enjoy myself.




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Braids✨

Hello, again my lovelies!

Sorry for once again going MIA for a loooong time. This time I had a position change at work and it took me a couple of months to get everything rolling over there and me to get used to a schedule that JUST starts at 6 a.m! Yeah... Y'all I made a bad mistake accepting that new position at work because this constant morning schedule is taking a toll on me. I don't like to actually complain about work because if it puts a roof over your head and food on the table I'm of the mentality of powering through. However... The feeling of '' I could stay at this job for a while it's FUN!'' has COMPLETLY left the building over here.




These early mornings did make me want to find a more effective morning routine, especially for my hair! I LOVE my curly hair but it is at this awkward length right now when I have to tie it up for both of my jobs. After sleeping on it for a day or two, my curtain-y fringe section, which I refuse to separate from yet will start to act like fly-aways also when I change clothes for work and put on my sweaters all my curly girls know the hair just won't cooperate... refreshing the curls on cold mornings too and freezing when you are waiting for the bus, not a vibe!




So this really motivated me to finally get around to trying out box braids! I got them done at my fave regular spot, My sister's hair, and got them done by their super talented intern Johanna. They were soooo beautiful right when I got them, now the pictures I have and the only ones I unfortunately only took are the ones right before I took them out, they still look cute though ~It's the first time I ever got braids done and it was less ''painful'' then I have heard it basically didn't hurt my hair or scalp at all the only thing that gets a bit sore is your neck for trying to sit still for the whole time. is it worth it? YES! Do you feel like a goddess once they are done? YES and YES! It however isn't as low maintenance as the word goes! At least not for me, I'm still learning at 25...




They are super low maintenance in the morning, you just roll off the bed, pull off the bonnet, and are ready to go. The thing is if you are the curliest in the family nobody really taught you about bonnets, silk pillowcases, and how to wash braids cause they don't know. if you are going to have to have them up too, longer braids like mine are heavy on the head and neck just so you know. Moisturizing the scalp and the braids is crucial to keep them looking fresh too! I feel like I didn't take the best care of them that I could. I had them in for like a month and a half but since my bonnet came late it was hard to properly care for them at night. I really want to get them done in the summer though and I feel like now I am more prepared for them. I might get them a biiiit shorter next time cause even if I felt like a goddess I ended up sitting on them a lot haha.



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