|My new signature, side-puff|
After my big chop, other naturals told me to appreciate every stage of my hair; be patient with the process. Of course I didn't, I was disgusted about my hair. I spent too much time wondering why it didn't look like some other person's and not appreciating what God gave me.
Now I know what they meant. I kinda miss my TWA. I miss that I didn't appreciate the TWA season for what it was, a time of exploration. I just slapped a weave on my head and kept it moving. Now, I'm not saying I'm against weave or anything, but do what YOU need to do to cope or transition.
I want you to appreciate each moment of this new experience. Respect your hair. Tell yourself that it looks good, because it does. Listen to friends and family members who give positive feedback. Take lots of pictures so you can compare the growth of your hair. Doing this will really allow you to love, not dread, the experience. Respect the process.