Firstly, happy new year! I hope that you've all taken a well-deserved break and are ready to take on 2017!
A new year marks new beginnings. And there's no better time than now to announce that I'm moving.
I have a new space on the net that's called Aisha & Life, my new blog. I've been working tirelessly behind the scenes remodeling, decorating and spring cleaning. And I'm inviting you to its housewarming.
We all need to evolve.
It's no secret that last year, I went through my most life changing experience. Many things happened that has opened up so many new conversations with fellow women, mothers and the warm online community. Through the experience many blog posts were written, in my head. So my mind is steering me to other things, not just hair. Of course, hair is still very much part of the conversation (how do I handle my hair while being a working mom?) but there are other parts of my life that I feel if I don't explore with you, I'd be doing a disservice; to myself and perhaps to another woman who's going through the same things as I am but hasn't found the voice for it yet. My hair journey is far from over (is it ever really?).
I didn't feel right to move over without filling you in on it. I owe it to you, my loyal reader. I'm still passionate about my hair but I love other things too and I'd like to share them with you more. I've been thinking about this for awhile now and working to getting my online space looking like a better reflection of me. In doing so, I realised that the little voice in my head, well actually quite a big voice, was writing posts and videos that had nothing to do with hair.
But before I move, I would like to thank you. Yes, you. For reading, following, commenting, emailing, liking and well, supporting. Me and Fro on this now apparent endless journey. I had no idea that sharing my hair story would've encouraged some of you with yours. My day is always made and I'm more humbled whenever I receive a heartfelt message from you saying that my story has saved your afro or has helped you teach your daughter how to love her hair. And so I thought, maybe there are other women out there also about to embark on motherhood for the first time and have no idea what they've gotten themselves into. I identified this feeling as something I've felt before, it was just before I jumped and made My Fro & I public. I had started it to document my natural hair journey and now I'm embarking on a completely new journey, that I'd like to do the same with. And if I can help even one more woman in other parts of her life while I'm sharing mine, well that just makes so much sense for me.
My social media platforms preceeded my blog and will remain the same: @aishaandlife. Don't worry, all of My Fro & I content lives there too, under the category of 'Natural Hair'.
This isn't the end. It's the beginning of a new chapter and I'm excited! Isn't that the great thing about life though? If we knew how everything was going to turn out, wouldn't it be so mundane and boring? I have no idea where it'll take me, other than a more honest and reflective place than I currently am now.
I hope to see you there.