My Kind of Natural

I anchor my own ship.

The latter—the theme of my life’s journey across this sea of ever-changing vibes and practices. It never ceases to amaze me how people will insist on trying to convince you that they know exactly what is best for you. Well, in the world I live in my Madre and Padre were arguably the first and last souls capable of mastering the “best for me’s” …and although they did a miraculous job rearing me, cultivating me and preparing me for the life I was to captain, even they will attest that all they actually managed to do successfully for me was love me unconditionally and attempt to always do what they “believed” and/or “felt” was best for me.


Well, everything I do now—has to feel natural. Even if the task at hand is new to me, upon embarking on a fresh challenge it’s gotta feel second nature or I’m going to end up half-ass’n the process or becoming utterly depressed by the completion of said task. In 27 years I’ve learned that about myself, and I now take that fact into consideration before biting off more than I prefer to chew.

Likewise, I would never want my Locs, Skin, or Nutritional journey to leave me feeling drained and disappointed. That is why I only do me. My loc routine like my skin routine and nutritional routine are not cookie-cutter, and you’re not going to walk into your local beauty supply store, or holistic grocer  and just pull the ready-made version of either from a shelf. No, my routines are tailored for me, eh 85% by me—allowing room for some of those Bath & Body works products, and those late-night “I got the munchy” trips to Red Parrot.  

Nowadays, I relish and take great pride in figuring out what works for me in each and every aspect of my life. The journey hasn’t been easy-breezy, but the journey has been mine. ‘Nough said.

—Biwa & Andestagōnwa ♥

Peace & Love

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