So I turned 26 on Friday, and for the first time since my 9th birthday – because 9 is super irrelevant when everyone else is turning 10 – I don’t feel different. This time around, the only thing that’s changed is… well… my limp.
According to the homegirl Merriam Webster, one of the definitions of limp is “to proceed slowly or with difficulty”. Between reading for oral exams, going to bed at foolish hours, not exercising, and overall mismanaging my time (hi Netflix), I’s perpetually tired. Hence, limping through life.
I did so much in year 24 trying to tackle my 25 bucket list, and then I spent year 25, well, adulting (ie. wedding planning, working 3 jobs, moving into an apartment with more than 1 room, filing quarterly business taxes, etc). Then there’s Ryan Lochte/white male privilege and Marc Jacobs/loc discrimination and white police officers being afraid of black people simply because they are black. So yeah y’all. I’m exhausted. That’s the main thing that changed as I got older this year.
Besides my limp, you know what else has changed? This here blog.
I’m not posting as much about natural hair, mine or anyone else’s. And that might sadden you, because maybe you started reading because of my natural hair content. Fear not, there are 267 articles about natural hair you can always peruse through! If and when I do something interesting and different with my hair, I will definitely let you know. I am about to put in a protective style so I can really focus on the books, but after that, I might do something drastic like another cut or color!
In case you’re one of the few people who actually reads the blog on a desktop, you might have noticed that I also removed the sidebar, as well as all ads. The previous design was doing too much, and I wanted a more sleek and refined blog look. Plus, with the Mode Media debacle and them owing me over a thousand dollars for advertising and sponsored posts, I’m kind of over ads in general. I’ve yet to decide if and how I want to incorporate ads back into the site, so until I do, enjoy the ad-free reading!
Also, if I hear one more person say “omg you’re only 26!”. YES. I am young, (relatively) mature, and I seem to have it together, PhDing and getting married and all. Listen, Mama and Papa Eboh did not bring me over to America to not be great, ok? I never had a choice. However, my life is FAR from perfect, and God is still working on me. Plus, I am tired. Really tired. Prayerfully, once I’m over the hump of this last exam I can get some much needed rest.