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Week 2: Chunky Braid Challenge

8:40 AM

Just last week, I said I would be spending the month of October in chunky braids. Let me be the first to tell you that I have already failed miserably at that task. But just like working out and eating right to be healthy, you can't beat yourself up when you fall off. All you do is get back up, dust yourself off, and go at it again. Oh that's easy...right?

Wrong. In my mind, there were a million reasons why I couldn't keep my chunky braid promise to myself. My head is too big. The braids start out thick and get progressively thinner. I look like some kind of hoodlum. The list goes on and on. But in reality, here is what happened:

Last week of September (when I began prepping myself to chunky braid)...
Monday: Okay, I rocked the braids. Awkward, but I'll live.
Tuesday: Oh, they're a tad fuzzy. But again, I'll live.
Wednesday: Hmm, I'll just re-do the braids, and keep it pushing. After rebraiding and making my way to a meeting at the LA Urban League, I learned that I had a meeting later that day with a UCLA Administrator, and several other Alumni, Faculty and community members. ABORT! ABORT! Looks like I'll be rocking a braid-out...
Thursday: This braid-out is just too darn cute. I can't go back to braids.
Friday: I'm rocking the braids today, because I want my hair to be cute for my hot date tonight.

Weekends don't count. I wear my hair out on the weekends, to keep myself sane.

1st Week of October...
Monday: Someone stole my purse on Friday. Since I have to go to DMV, I am rocking my braids-out because I might have to take a new license picture. Sidebar: I was wrong. They used the same stupid picture from 2008, right after I had chopped all my hair off like a mad woman.
Tuesday: My braidout is tapped. What the heck am I going to do? Pray I can get this mess into a bun.
Wednesday: Let's try this bun thing again.
Thursday: They're baaaaaaaaaaaack. After another epic shower detangling session, chunky braids have made their return. Only this time, I put two flat twists in the front for more definition. And yes, I look hood as ever.
Friday: I'm keeping these babies in. Gotta look cute for the weekend!

Every time I look in the mirror, I hear DJ Khaled & T-Pain, I'm so hooood....
That's my update folks. Hopefully, I can get my act together next week.

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