“Babe, I need you to do something that you’re not going to want to do. Can you please just do it anyway?”
Confused, Justin looked at me and said “okayyyyy”
I emerge from the bedroom with a scissors and sit in the dining room chair.
“I need you to cut my hair”
It was a lazy Sunday afternoon and I’d just finished washing my hair. The ends were red and limp, thin and bone straight but near the scalp was dark, thick, curly hair about half an inch long.
I had a desire to transition to my natural texture for a few months. I spoke to my stylist about it and she encouraged me to relax again – insisting that my natural texture would be “too much for me to handle”.
Nothing lights a fire under my ass like a non-believer. That was the last time she saw me.
I was ready to start over… and I did.
One year later…
I’m about 2 years away from the hair in my vision in my mind. Even though today it’s clear I have a ways to go, seeing how far I’ve come is deeply encouraging.
Like growing hair, growing a business takes time, patience and experimentation. As much as we wish for a quick fix, there just isn’t one. You have to be mindful of the actions you take, observe their results and keep at it even when it seems like you’re not getting anywhere. You can’t always see your progress but you are always progressing.