Mission in Progress

I’ve been so busy that I completely forgot to mention this… happy fifth birthday to my locs even though it was really a week ago!!! And what a difference five years makes… when I started out on this journey I never could have imagined being where I am now. I have the love I didn’t think actually existed, the family I always dreamed of and the more or less normal life I always wanted but never had. The past five years have freed me from so many toxic people, situations and thought processes that held me back, and with all that excess noise and negativity gone I have finally been able to focus on myself and my true wants and needs. I am moving forward with nothing but faith, hope, love and positivity and no longer dedicating parts of myself to useless negative people and influences. Here’s to another five years, and many more after that, of growth, progress and improvement for my locs, myself and my beautiful family.

I’ve been so busy that I completely forgot to mention this… happy fifth birthday to my locs even though it was really a week ago!!! And what a difference five years makes… when I started out on this journey I never could have imagined being where I am now. I have the love I didn’t think actually existed, the family I always dreamed of and the more or less normal life I always wanted but never had. The past five years have freed me from so many toxic people, situations and thought processes that held me back, and with all that excess noise and negativity gone I have finally been able to focus on myself and my true wants and needs. I am moving forward with nothing but faith, hope, love and positivity and no longer dedicating parts of myself to useless negative people and influences. Here’s to another five years, and many more after that, of growth, progress and improvement for my locs, myself and my beautiful family.

Apparently I’m permitted to use this thing on unruly customers. Fine. #attitudeadjuster #punkinvalleyrestaurant #fuckwithme

Apparently I’m permitted to use this thing on unruly customers. Fine. #attitudeadjuster #punkinvalleyrestaurant #fuckwithme

Locs out at work because yolo #punkinvalleyrestaurant #waitress #bartender #weekendsaregood #workinggirl #getmoney #ponytail #locstyles #teamnatural #naturalhair #dreads #locs #dreadlocks #dreadhead #teamdreadhead #locnation #ladieswithlocks #girlswithdreads #locstar #locjourney #ilovemylocs #wonderlocks #dreadlocksdaily #girlswithdreadsunlimited #dreadlockguru #photooftheday #instagood #selfie #instadaily #webstagram

Locs out at work because yolo #punkinvalleyrestaurant #waitress #bartender #weekendsaregood #workinggirl #getmoney #ponytail #locstyles #teamnatural #naturalhair #dreads #locs #dreadlocks #dreadhead #teamdreadhead #locnation #ladieswithlocks #girlswithdreads #locstar #locjourney #ilovemylocs #wonderlocks #dreadlocksdaily #girlswithdreadsunlimited #dreadlockguru #photooftheday #instagood #selfie #instadaily #webstagram

Loving you is like the perfect love song, you know the one that you always wanna hear
And when my day’s going all wrong, seeing you is like a song in my ear
#tbt #throwbackthursday #2010 #daddy #husband #rave #clubtherapy #providence #rhodeisland #401 #love #eternal #micorazon #myheart #shutupandmarrymealready #puertoricanbyinjection #dreadlocks #locnation #photooftheday #bestoftheday #instagramhub #instagood #instamood #instadaily #follow #like #all_shots #tagsforlikes #webstagram #statigram

Loving you is like the perfect love song, you know the one that you always wanna hear
And when my day’s going all wrong, seeing you is like a song in my ear
#tbt #throwbackthursday #2010 #daddy #husband #rave #clubtherapy #providence #rhodeisland #401 #love #eternal #micorazon #myheart #shutupandmarrymealready #puertoricanbyinjection #dreadlocks #locnation #photooftheday #bestoftheday #instagramhub #instagood #instamood #instadaily #follow #like #all_shots #tagsforlikes #webstagram #statigram

First day of work! I guess I have to get back in the habit of putting eyebrows and makeup on in the morning… #punkinvalleyrestaurant #waitress #bartender #workinggirl #firstshiftsucks #dressedup #fresh #goodeyebrowday #mexicaliblues #dreadbun #sockbun #teamnatural #naturalhair #dreads #locs #dreadlocks #dreadhead #teamdreadhead #locnation #ladieswithlocks #girlswithdreads #locstar #locjourney #ilovemylocs #wonderlocks #dreadlocksdaily #girlswithdreadsunlimited #dreadlockguru

First day of work! I guess I have to get back in the habit of putting eyebrows and makeup on in the morning… #punkinvalleyrestaurant #waitress #bartender #workinggirl #firstshiftsucks #dressedup #fresh #goodeyebrowday #mexicaliblues #dreadbun #sockbun #teamnatural #naturalhair #dreads #locs #dreadlocks #dreadhead #teamdreadhead #locnation #ladieswithlocks #girlswithdreads #locstar #locjourney #ilovemylocs #wonderlocks #dreadlocksdaily #girlswithdreadsunlimited #dreadlockguru

Yeah so, I’m in love with my new corset :) @corsetstory #corset #corsetry #corsettraining #waisttraining #tinywaist #teamnowaistline #hourglassgang #getwaisted #waspwaist #teamnatural #naturalhair #dreads #locs #dreadlocks #dreadhead #teamdreadhead #locnation #ladieswithlocks #locstar #locjourney #ilovemylocs #wonderlocks #dreadlocksdaily #girlswithdreadsunlimited #dreadlockguru #photooftheday #instadaily #tagsforlikes #webstagram #statigram

Yeah so, I’m in love with my new corset :) @corsetstory #corset #corsetry #corsettraining #waisttraining #tinywaist #teamnowaistline #hourglassgang #getwaisted #waspwaist #teamnatural #naturalhair #dreads #locs #dreadlocks #dreadhead #teamdreadhead #locnation #ladieswithlocks #locstar #locjourney #ilovemylocs #wonderlocks #dreadlocksdaily #girlswithdreadsunlimited #dreadlockguru #photooftheday #instadaily #tagsforlikes #webstagram #statigram

notacorset:

missaruthless:

Yaaayyyy :D in 5-7 business days these steel boned beauties from @corsetstory will be allllll miiiiine… praise Jah for blessing me with a sweet loving fiancee who is willing to blow his paycheck on pretty things to cheer me up when I’m sad. I love my Daddy <3 #corset #tightlacing #waisttraining #teamnowaistline #lingerie #corsetstory #corsetsuk #retailtherapy #yay #excited #almostnotdepressedanymore

you can’t waist train in these BTW

My aim in using that tag wasn’t to say that I intend to train in them. It’s just a relevant tag that exposes my post to a wider audience. I post photos of my hair with tags like dreads, dreadlocks etc, even though I don’t agree with calling locked hair dreads, simply because it shows my photos to everyone who wants to see locs, not just those who are down with my preferred terminology. Those corsets do have 16 steel bones and are meant to provide a significant reduction, but I do get your point and won’t argue that they’re fit for training as they aren’t. I have been considering one of the pricier waist training joints from corset story, they claim to have 20 spiral bones and 4 flats and reduce 6-7”, so these are kinda like my test run (as in if the quality is decent, seams don’t rip, they keep shape etc I’d buy a more expensive one from them)… but after an intense stalking session on your blog I’m wondering if I should save face and look elsewhere. I hadn’t previously heard anything too terrible about their products, and being not only a stay at home mom on a budget but also not really a stick-with-it type when it comes to these things, I figured the price was right for a starting point if I wanted corsets to be anything more serious than clothes to wear during sex. So hook me up with some info then, and tell me what’s actually so terrible about them?

notacorset:

missaruthless:

Yaaayyyy :D in 5-7 business days these steel boned beauties from @corsetstory will be allllll miiiiine… praise Jah for blessing me with a sweet loving fiancee who is willing to blow his paycheck on pretty things to cheer me up when I’m sad. I love my Daddy <3 #corset #tightlacing #waisttraining #teamnowaistline #lingerie #corsetstory #corsetsuk #retailtherapy #yay #excited #almostnotdepressedanymore

you can’t waist train in these BTW

My aim in using that tag wasn’t to say that I intend to train in them. It’s just a relevant tag that exposes my post to a wider audience. I post photos of my hair with tags like dreads, dreadlocks etc, even though I don’t agree with calling locked hair dreads, simply because it shows my photos to everyone who wants to see locs, not just those who are down with my preferred terminology. Those corsets do have 16 steel bones and are meant to provide a significant reduction, but I do get your point and won’t argue that they’re fit for training as they aren’t. I have been considering one of the pricier waist training joints from corset story, they claim to have 20 spiral bones and 4 flats and reduce 6-7”, so these are kinda like my test run (as in if the quality is decent, seams don’t rip, they keep shape etc I’d buy a more expensive one from them)… but after an intense stalking session on your blog I’m wondering if I should save face and look elsewhere. I hadn’t previously heard anything too terrible about their products, and being not only a stay at home mom on a budget but also not really a stick-with-it type when it comes to these things, I figured the price was right for a starting point if I wanted corsets to be anything more serious than clothes to wear during sex. So hook me up with some info then, and tell me what’s actually so terrible about them?

Well I&#8217;m offline and phoneless until Tuesday since my mother decided to rip the phone and dsl wire out of the wall&#8230; one day after it got disconnected and I paid the bill. I&#8217;ve also been informed that my mother is unable to treat me civilly and be polite because &#8220;we just don&#8217;t have that type of relationship&#8221;. I&#8217;m trying my best to imagine what could be so wrong with a person that they could justify treating their child like this.

Well I’m offline and phoneless until Tuesday since my mother decided to rip the phone and dsl wire out of the wall… one day after it got disconnected and I paid the bill. I’ve also been informed that my mother is unable to treat me civilly and be polite because “we just don’t have that type of relationship”. I’m trying my best to imagine what could be so wrong with a person that they could justify treating their child like this.

Yaaayyyy :D in 5-7 business days these steel boned beauties from @corsetstory will be allllll miiiiine&#8230; praise Jah for blessing me with a sweet loving fiancee who is willing to blow his paycheck on pretty things to cheer me up when I&#8217;m sad. I love my Daddy &lt;3 #corset #tightlacing #waisttraining #teamnowaistline #lingerie #corsetstory #corsetsuk #retailtherapy #yay #excited #almostnotdepressedanymore

Yaaayyyy :D in 5-7 business days these steel boned beauties from @corsetstory will be allllll miiiiine… praise Jah for blessing me with a sweet loving fiancee who is willing to blow his paycheck on pretty things to cheer me up when I’m sad. I love my Daddy <3 #corset #tightlacing #waisttraining #teamnowaistline #lingerie #corsetstory #corsetsuk #retailtherapy #yay #excited #almostnotdepressedanymore

Be careful who you love, and be careful what you do because the lie becomes the truth. #teamnatural #naturalhair #dreads #locs #dreadlocks #dreadhead #teamdreadhead #locnation #ladieswithlocks #girlswithdreads #locstar #locjourney #ilovemylocs #wonderlocks #dreadlocksdaily #girlswithdreadsunlimited #dreadlockguru #photooftheday #bestoftheday #instagramhub #instagood #instamood #igdaily #igers #follow #like #love #tagsforlikes #webstagram #statigram

Be careful who you love, and be careful what you do because the lie becomes the truth. #teamnatural #naturalhair #dreads #locs #dreadlocks #dreadhead #teamdreadhead #locnation #ladieswithlocks #girlswithdreads #locstar #locjourney #ilovemylocs #wonderlocks #dreadlocksdaily #girlswithdreadsunlimited #dreadlockguru #photooftheday #bestoftheday #instagramhub #instagood #instamood #igdaily #igers #follow #like #love #tagsforlikes #webstagram #statigram

One more sacred lover that I shot dead. #isawred #teamnatural #naturalhair #dreads #locs #dreadlocks #dreadhead #teamdreadhead #locnation #ladieswithlocks #girlswithdreads #locstar #locjourney #lovemylocs #wonderlocks #dreadlocksdaily #girlswithdreadsunlimited #dreadlockguru #photooftheday #bestoftheday #instagramhub #instagood #instamood #instadaily #follow #like #love #tagsforlikes #webstagram #statigram

One more sacred lover that I shot dead. #isawred #teamnatural #naturalhair #dreads #locs #dreadlocks #dreadhead #teamdreadhead #locnation #ladieswithlocks #girlswithdreads #locstar #locjourney #lovemylocs #wonderlocks #dreadlocksdaily #girlswithdreadsunlimited #dreadlockguru #photooftheday #bestoftheday #instagramhub #instagood #instamood #instadaily #follow #like #love #tagsforlikes #webstagram #statigram

My incredible pink tourmaline wrap from @source_designs!! Sorry it took so long dude, I&#8217;ve got a lot on my plate&#8230; but I love it, and it def brightened my day opening the package :) Thank you!! And as for anyone looking for quality wire wraps, check this dude out asap! Amazing work at seriously reasonable prices!! @source_designs @source_designs @source_designs @source_designs

My incredible pink tourmaline wrap from @source_designs!! Sorry it took so long dude, I’ve got a lot on my plate… but I love it, and it def brightened my day opening the package :) Thank you!! And as for anyone looking for quality wire wraps, check this dude out asap! Amazing work at seriously reasonable prices!! @source_designs @source_designs @source_designs @source_designs

Shhhh&#8230; #teamnatural #naturalhair #dreads #locs #dreadlocks #dreadhead #teamdreadhead #locnation #ladieswithlocks #girlswithdreads #locstar #locjourney #lovemylocs #wonderlocks #dreadlocksdaily #girlswithdreadsunlimited #dreadlockguru #pretty #beautiful #photooftheday #bestoftheday #instagramhub #instagood #instamood #instadaily #follow #like #love #tagsforlikes #webstagram

Shhhh… #teamnatural #naturalhair #dreads #locs #dreadlocks #dreadhead #teamdreadhead #locnation #ladieswithlocks #girlswithdreads #locstar #locjourney #lovemylocs #wonderlocks #dreadlocksdaily #girlswithdreadsunlimited #dreadlockguru #pretty #beautiful #photooftheday #bestoftheday #instagramhub #instagood #instamood #instadaily #follow #like #love #tagsforlikes #webstagram

Rude bwoy, it&#8217;s such a pity&#8230; #teamnatural #naturalhair #dreads #locs #dreadlocks #dreadhead #teamdreadhead #locnation #ladieswithlocks #girlswithdreads #locstar #locjourney #lovemylocs #wonderlocks #dreadlocksdaily #girlswithdreadsunlimited #dreadlockguru #pretty #beautiful #photooftheday #bestoftheday #instagramhub #instagood #instamood #instadaily #follow #like #love #tagsforlikes #webstagram

Rude bwoy, it’s such a pity… #teamnatural #naturalhair #dreads #locs #dreadlocks #dreadhead #teamdreadhead #locnation #ladieswithlocks #girlswithdreads #locstar #locjourney #lovemylocs #wonderlocks #dreadlocksdaily #girlswithdreadsunlimited #dreadlockguru #pretty #beautiful #photooftheday #bestoftheday #instagramhub #instagood #instamood #instadaily #follow #like #love #tagsforlikes #webstagram

Today&#8217;s detox waters: cherry, watermelon, clementine and sweet lemon, with and without spearmint. These sweet lemons are my new favorite fruit :) #detoxtips #detox #detoxification #health #healthy #organic #fitness #fitspo #fitfam #cleaneating #cleanliving #detoxwater #wellness #eatclean #superfood #recipe #cleanse #alkaline #green #healing #healthiswealth #healthyeating #healthylifestyle #youarewhatyoueat #naturalliving #teamnatural #summer #photooftheday #instagood #tagsforlikes

Today’s detox waters: cherry, watermelon, clementine and sweet lemon, with and without spearmint. These sweet lemons are my new favorite fruit :) #detoxtips #detox #detoxification #health #healthy #organic #fitness #fitspo #fitfam #cleaneating #cleanliving #detoxwater #wellness #eatclean #superfood #recipe #cleanse #alkaline #green #healing #healthiswealth #healthyeating #healthylifestyle #youarewhatyoueat #naturalliving #teamnatural #summer #photooftheday #instagood #tagsforlikes