Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Most Important Part of Sisterlocks

Queens! I have missed sharing with you.  Been experiencing life - the ebbs and the flows.  But, where there are valleys, there also are peaks.  I been climbin!  But this evening, it's just you and me - and Sisterlocks, of course.

I love the look and feel of my Sisterlocks.  I love their flexibility and versatility.  I love the freedom of washing and styling my own hair, riding with the windows down, getting in the water rather than watching from the sidelines.  But, I cherish the Sisterlocks Sisterhood most.   I've come to understand that the most important part of Sisterlocks is NOT the locks - it's the SISTER. 

This weekend I got to experience it in abundance.  My clients Monica, Kendra, Sandee, Maya and Venus came out to hear me speak at the Let's Talk About Hair forum in Oklahoma City.  There were over forty women of every hue and hair texture sharing, learning and networking.

That's the SISTER in Sisterlocks.

Just when I was wondering if my blog was serving a purpose I received this email.  It made my day!

"I just want to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I have been learning a lot.  I am not ready to lock yet but I am obsessed with your site!  I just want you to know that many people are benefiting from your energy even if you don't always hear from them."

That's the SISTER in Sisterlocks.

Facebook friend and fellow Sisterlocks Consultant, Connie from L.A., helped me out with some Sisterlocks supplies.  She was so kind and accommodating.  I could tell that she sincerely wanted to help me.  She even encouraged me to take some "me" time.  The irony is, I've never even met her personally yet and still she reached out to me.

That's the SISTER in Sisterlocks. 

My girl Venus, who I hadn't seen in over a year, drove two hours to see me.  We got to sit down, grown folks style, Saturday night and share the way we used to.  It was nice to exhale authentically...

That's the SISTER in Sisterlocks.

The Consultant/Client relationship is so special and intimate.  I love my one-on-one time with my clients and I think they enjoy me also.  My place is quaint and intimate, peaceful with smooth jazz or some Neo Soul (I been jammin' that new Ledisi lately) Old School, R&B or Gospel depending on the mood.  But always good times of sharing like Angie, from Kansas, and I had on Saturday afternoon. 

That's the SISTER in Sisterlocks.

My girl Sandee hooked a sister up with a Red Bull to help me get through my Saturday retights. After speaking that morning I was drained.  What was I thinking, scheduling retights afterwards?  I take good care of my clients and they care for me.

That's the SISTER in Sisterlocks.

Today, I retightened Tanisha.  She has the most beautiful island accent.  I could just sit and listen to her talk. We have great "Chi."  I always look forward to sharing space with her because my girl is funny, deep and wise.  The "Sister in Sisterlocks" was born this morning as a result of one our moments.  She was selfless enough to allow me to share with you.

That's the SISTER in Sisterlocks...

The Sunday work day ended with a late brunch, lakeside with Belinda from Arkansas.   Great food, great conversation, great client and great friend.

And that's only those I interacted with this weekend!  My clients' support and the encouragement of my readers help me to continue to climb.  I won't ever stop, despite the sometimes rugged terrain and it's comforting knowing I'm not alone.

I remember the rush of wanting my locks to drop and settle and grow long and look like someone else's.  But I believe, it's not how fast or how long our Sisterlocks grow, but the SISTERS we become in the growing.

That's what's up....



Terez said...

That was truly inspirational. Thank you for getting me back on track. I'm at that stage where I can't wait for my Sisterlocks to look drop and settle. You help me to see to embrace... well, me right now.

BlaqKofi said...

Wonderful! Simply do you, Terez. Thanks for the love.

Mary said...

Im really having a hard time typing right now because of the tears in my eyes. Your blog is such an inspiration to me. Keep doing you. I love it and your energy.

BlaqKofi said...

Mary, thanks for lifting me. I appreciate the love. ~BK

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