Happy New Year: Reflection from the Afro Chic

Happy New Year! …a tad bit late but here’s why!

I would first like to thank everyone who has been an asset to my success in 2011. Without my support system I would not be where I am today.  I would also like to thank anyone that has ever read my blog, supported me as a writer, or has been a helping hand in my progression to becoming a better person.

The ending of 2011 has been a blessing in disguise for me.  For those of you who don’t know, I sprained ligaments in both of my wrists over the holiday season and since then I have been going through a healing process that doesn’t allow me to use my hands as much.  (I sneak the social media part cause its my life) The first few weeks have driven me crazy because…HELLO?! I use my hands for everything.  My hands are my money-maker; it allows me to write, to exercise, and do all the things that I love in my free time.  I’ve shed some tears and almost fell into a slump but with the help from my friends, family, and of course rehabilitation I am bouncing back! God has given me so many obstacles in my life that I feel that I am prepared with anything that comes my way, so a hand injury?! I got this!!

When something is instantly taken away from you it makes you reevaluate and question yourself and the people in your life. This past year I have been working on my own lifestyle change and I was able to achieve my weight loss goal.  I started in January around this time and by September I had lost 50 lbs and was able to maintain my weight loss until today.  Even with the minor speed bumps with my ankle problem and hand injury I am still able to keep up with my healthy lifestyle change.  I absolutely LOVE it and I will be sharing my story and tips with you soon.   My vision board still sits on my dining room table today with just a picture of a smiley face and it was when I walked by it today that I realized exactly what I want this year; Happiness!

As I continue to heal these money-makers, I just wanted to let you guys know that I didn’t fall off the face of the earth.  This is a new year and I will be taking Reesa Speaks on a new journey! I want to be able to share my progress with you as well as continue to bring you all the new dope things in Art, Fashion, Hair Care, and Entertainment.

Thanks again for everything and let’s have a GREAT new year =)

Erykah Badu’s Set at Coachella 2011

Check out Erykah Badu’s set at Coachella this past weekend (Saturday) where she performed a very long set (45 mins) entertaining the crowd with her creativity as usual while giving them quite a bit of her discography. She did my favorite of hers, can you guess which one? Enjoy!

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