Sunday, December 16, 2007

48 months Later 4 Year Anniversary


I've have spent four years in a relationship with Sisterlocks. I have not regretted one day. Since my sister Maryee came home with her new locs, resulting in my mouth flying open in awe, I was instantly "moved" to join the Sisterlock revolution. I abandoned the traditional approach I had utilized. I had worn locks that I cultivated and maintained myself, but I have to say that the Sisterlock method changed my entire perspective on locking, dreadlocks, and natural hair.

I am grateful that Dr. Cornwell created a business and a lifestyle "adjuster" that both transformed/(s) lives and affected/(s) so much positive change for the greater good.

Dr. Cornwell states, " You will see that Sisterlocks is much more than a hair care system. It's more like a movement, and it is really powerful! We welcome everyone who has positive energy to share, to join in this movement! ENJOY!"

As a former locked head, it was not the fact that Sisterlocks was just any other way to lock your hair, it was the entire notion of creating a method where uniformity and integrity were placed in the forefront by way of how one approached the process of cultivating/sowing the locks, relationship and information was mandated up front, and thoughtfulness, respect for decision-making, accountability, and personal responsibility were not afterthoughts.

My consultant wanted to be clear that I understood what I was getting into, and that the process I would be going through was established on sound business principles and a sound business philosophy. She wanted me to be sure that I was ready to make a commitment both financially and aesthetically, a long term commitment. I am sure she dreaded(s) seeing a first time client, but she courageously braved(s) the storm of questions about "short-cuts", "whys nots", and "how comes" with dignity and grace.

Did I want it to be easier, quicker, more economical/inexpensive? Sure. But because I ultimately submitted to the procedure, I am all the better for it. I humbled myself and submitted. I saved the money necessary to go through the process. I waited the period of time I was asked to so as to be on the other side both grateful and having tremendous respect for my consultant and the Sisterlock method and family. So after four years, I remain ever so happy I made this choice. I have no regrets.

Understanding and realizing there are other approaches and methods men and women are choosing everyday to manage their hair, I am in no way suggesting that other methods have no merit. I am simply celebrating my four year anniversary by saying "thank you" little seedling for growing into the grand fruit producer that you are.

I love my Sisterlocks.

Blessings~

16 comments:

Maryee said...

Happy Anniversary Sister! It's been great watching your journey! Your hair rocks!!

sunsail said...

happy anniversary, jenna! i didn't realize how long it was.

Mel said...

Happy Anniversary!

As always Jen, your pictures are fantastic; your hair looks wonderful.

ja stu sister lock journey said...

Happy Anniversary,jenna' your locks are looking really fabulous.


Have a Merry Christmas when it comes and a safe and peaceful New Year.

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Jena Evans said...

Thank you Maryee, Sunsail, Mel, and Ja Stu. Time is zipping by... I appreciate your kind words.

Be Blessed this holiday season~

cheleski68 said...

i love your hair,wow you and maryee hair is so pretty!

Goodnapps said...

Happy Anniversary!! Love the great insight. Beautiful locks. You've definitely been one of my champions. Thanks so much for all of the encouragement.

Meikmeika said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Jena Evans said...

Thank you cheleski68, Goodnapps, and Meikmeika... I appreciate your well wishes. cheleski68... I will try to take a peek at your fotki since you are low profile on blogger... Goodnapps... you are a well seasoned champion yourself! Meikmeika, happy belated 1.5 years locked...

Be Blessed in Big Ways this Holiday Season...

n'Drea said...

Happy Anniversary. I love your testimonial. Your hair looks soooo good. Wow!

Wishing you more of God's blessings in 2008!

SistaLocd said...

What an amazing post. I was moved by your words, I couldn't have said it better. Your sisterlocks look phenomenal! Happy Lockversary!

Take Care,
V

Jena Evans said...

n,Drea and Sistalocd,

Thank you for your well wishes... I pray that the new year is filled with goodness and kindness for you both!

Blessings~

Aqueelah said...

Your hair is awesome! Thanks for visiting my blog. And yeah, that story was a mess. Just glad it didn't happen.

Creyole said...

Happy, happy Locversary! You already know this because I say it on almost every comment I leave you....your locks are beautifyul.

Your lock twin!
Creyole

Jena Evans said...

Hey Creyole,

Thank you for the well wishes... You are coming up on an anniversary soon, too... Who would have thought time would have passed so quickly...

Your locs look amazing, sis!

Be blessed~