Age 15: I spent the whole year studying various methods used to start, maintain, and grow healthy locs.
Age 16: I went to two locticians to start my first set of locs. (comb coils) The first loctician ruined my starter locs by using me as a test doll. The second loctician saved my starter Locs and further educated me on locs, but from that point on I decided to maintain and grown my own locs.
Age 17: I began to maintain my grandmothers starter locs as well as a coworker and that’s when I realized it was never an obsession, it was a passion. Something that I was naturally good at, something that filled my soul with happiness and my mind with peace.
Age 18: I continued to educate myself on natural hair and locs, as well as finding new clients to begin building my portfolio with.
Age 19/20: I officially decided that I wanted to go all out and follow through with my passion for locs. I began promoting myself, educating myself on business and marketing techniques, and I began investing into my dreams as well as expanding my clientele.
I’d clean the neighbors houses, cars, and... well anything for money. I’d save All of my money and when my family members would ask to borrow money I made them pay me back with 50% interest for borrowing from a child.
I reacted instead of responded. However, I’m thankful for all of the teachers who guided me and never gave up on bettering me as a person or student.
During the middle of the 2013 I had just gotten
released from ALC, (alternate learning class for those who couldnt behave.) I was told by my teacher there to transfer to another school because they wanted me to go to an alternative school. So..... I transferred, humbled myself, and started targeting the real issues by learning to respond as opposed to reacting. All I knew was that I hated school, but I wanted nothing more than to achieve what many teachers had told me I wouldn’t with my attitude. After transferring I began working on my grades, I was always smart, just not well behaved.
In 2014: I spoke to my guidance counselors and they informed me that I could graduate as a Junior a year early! I took online classes as well as my regular course load at school trading unnecessary electives out for extra credit classes. Soon after, I found out that I was pregnant.
In 2015:I I birthed my son Kendal and graduated High School a year early and started college as a Criminal Justice major in the fall.
12/2017: I graduated from my community college one semester early with an Associates in Criminal Justice and I started on my Forensic Science degree.
Right Now I’m....
A loving mother.
A cool employee.
A great student.
A 20 year old self taught loctician.
A junior enrolled at the University of Agriculture and Technical University as a Criminal Justice/Forensic Science student, Aggie pride!
An old soul.