my natural hair journey has taught me to completely love me for me. their were negative comments along the way, but the positive definitely out weighed the negative for me. i enjoy the freedom of my natural hair and the controversy at the same time. the bigger my hair gets, the more i absolutely adore it.
just to touch on the friends comment i made... not everyone is meant to be in your life forever. when i say some people are seasonal, i mean they're only meant to be in your life for a season. they may have helped me grow in certain ways, showed me who i did and did NOT want to be, or maybe just a phase i was going thru. either way, i'm grateful for each and every person/friend i've came into contact with and i will always wish everyone the VERY BEST.