GABFEST: Vol. I

Hey Yall! So I’m back with a new series on my lovely blog here I call Unbothered Style. According to the title of this post, I’m going to be giving you a little Gabfest about anything and everything that’s going on in my life.

*Did you know Gabfest is an actual word?? 

GABFEST: Vol I

These post will have no general topic or direction but are intended to be a little chit chat of things going on in my head… like an open journal entry? Yeah, that sounds about right.

I won’t make my first Gabfest too long but I want you to get the idea. I hope these make your understanding of me just a little bit better. Maybe, by the end of these, we’ll find out we have more in common than we thought.

 

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  • My (not so) natural hair journey.

So I had this idea in my head that I was going to go natural because I hadn’t gotten my hair relaxed in quite some time. I also figured this would be the perfect time because I wear my hair in lots of different protective styles anyway so I might as well try the natural thing. Plus, most of my friends and family (who are already natural) strongly encouraged/almost pressured me to do it.

The thing is, I like natural hair and how it looks on a lot of people but I’m almost certain I wouldn’t like it on myself. My hair is very coarse and thick! When I tell you it feels like dried grass when it’s not relaxed, please believe me. I just don’t have good natural hair, and to be honest, I’m not in the best predicament to take care of it like I should if it were. It’s the sad truth.

Either way, I thought I was going to be able to do it until last week when I made a wig that I was going to wear while I was on my summer trip to NYC. I finished the wig and tried to put it on the day before I had to leave for the city and… IT DID NOT FIT MY HEAD.

Yall. I was so hurt that all I could do was cry (Okay to my defense, I had spent a lot of time and energy into making that wig, don’t judge).

So at that moment, I realized I couldn’t put on my wig because my hair was so thick and swoll from not being relaxed! Needless to say, the next day I gave in, got a relaxer, and now my wig fits.

I will say that this all could have been avoided if I would have just sewn my hair on to an adjustable cap, but ya know, all things happen for a reason and it was just not in the cards for me to be natural. Sorry, not sorry.

  • My fall semester of grad school has begun!

I am officially underway in my fall semester of graduate school! If you’re new here then you probably don’t know that I am currently working towards my MBA in a one-year cohort program at The University of North Texas. I have already finished my summer semester so I only have two more semesters left until I graduate!

So far, graduate school doesn’t seem very much different from undergraduate. I probably would feel differently if I would have gone to a different school for my graduate program but I didn’t so everything feels so familiar and normal to me. I’m not saying this is a bad thing, at all. I actually like it!

I did well in my summer classes so I’m feeling very encouraged going into this semester. Plus I have a nice little crew in the program who keep me motivated and entertained! S/O to my frans! We are literally about to take this program by storm, just wait on it.

 

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  • That awkward moment when…

So this weird, awkward moment seems to be happening to me more frequently than not. Have you ever been that person with a group of freinds, family, or co-workers sitting down to eat and you’re the ONLY one that bows your head to pray? This has happened to me numerous times and sometimes I can’t help but feel awkward and bashful when it happens.

Granted, I have absolutley no reason to feel this way but sometimes I do and then I feel bad that I do! I know that saying grace and blessing my food is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s just interesting to see this happen and the feelings that I go through and I see others go through when they see me bowing my head.

Is saying grace not a common thing anymore? I would really like to hear you all’s thoughts on this!

 

  • Shop RaDeLa – CHECK IT OUT!

If you follow me on Instagram (which you should but if not CLICK HERE) you would have seen me wear the top that’s shown in the photos in this post. This shirt and so much more came from RaDeLa and I am so happy I get to support my Linesister and promote her fab shop! She sells clothes for women, men, swimwear, shoes, beauty items, accessories, and so much more! I snagged a phone case (view below), a top and a romper and I couldn’t be more pleased. I will definitely be shopping with her store again!

Please be sure to check out her site HERE and shop till you drop!

 

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Check out my new marble phone case from Shop RaDeLa! Yup, I’m obsessed.

 

  • Hurricane Harvey. 

Many of you should know that I’m from Texas and only hours away from Southern Texas/Houston which has been affected by Hurricane Harvey these last couple of days. It honestly breaks my heart to hear about some of the things that are happening down there! I have friends and family who live in Houston so it’s scary to think about these things happening so close to home.

In times like these, I find it so imperative to pray and really keep our faith up because we know that God is in control of all things. With that being said, I implore all of you to keep Texas in your prayers and pray for relief and well-being for everyone affected.

If you would like to do more, there are a number of charities and organizations where you can give to help the people in Houston that really need it. I, personally, have not heard many good things about the American Red Cross but if you are looking for other avenues to give and help then I suggest visiting Charity Navigators website and finding the charity that ranks the highest and satisfies your giving criteria.

**I believe it’s important to know where your contribution is going and how it will affect the lives you intend for it to affect. Doing research is so important!

 

Well, that’s all I got for GABFEST Vol I! Let me know if you enjoy these!

Until Next Time –

6 Comments

  1. August 30, 2017 / 8:59 am

    I love your hair 🙂

  2. August 30, 2017 / 9:28 am

    I LOVE this series idea and all you included!! Great job!

    • August 30, 2017 / 11:50 am

      Thank you for the feedback! I’ll definitely keep these coming then (:

  3. Kiara
    August 30, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    I know that awkward/bashful when your the only one blessing your food… why do we feel that way I wonder?
    I am glad you did what was best for you and your hair. For me it’s all about convenience. I exercise frequently and I sweat in my hair so being natural works for my lifestyle. I’m loving GabFest so far 💕🤗

    • August 31, 2017 / 8:22 am

      Yes! I’m sort of happy I’m not the only one but I really don’t know why we feel that way?! I think I’m going to be more aware and make it a point to not feel awkward but feel proud.

      I completely agree about the hair. It’s all about what works best for that person.

      Thanks for reading, love! (:

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