I know, I know. It’s been a while.

In between my last post and now, I’ve moved back home to Los Angeles, changed time zones, changed jobs….and yes, changed my hair.

Before leaving DC, I made the decision to cut off all  my locks. I had locks for ten years and I decided that with me moving back to LA for a little while, it was time to switch it up. It was an adjustment at first but I have to say that I’m loving my new tiny afro more and more every day. I got a great text message from a soror of mine after I sent her a picture of my new haircut. She has had locks before and at one put did the big chop too. She said that every time she cut her locks, she felt like she was reinventing herself. I gotta say that that’s exactly how I feel right now.

So what’s in store for me in LA? Well, I thought that now was a better time than ever go to back to grad school, so I’m applying for a few MPA programs in LA and in DC (with a small selection of MBA programs). Also, I just started working as a part-time new media specialist for Voices Inc., a Black woman-owned communications and marketing firm here in LA. It’s a great place and I’m learning a lot, which is really all that matters.

I had to take a break from blogging to get settled at home and all that jazz, but I’m back. I am planning on moving the blog to its own server and maybe tweaking the design a little bit. And yes, I’m still available for consulting and speaking engagements.

I miss DC terribly but I know I did the right thing by coming back home and hitting the reset button on my life. And DC will always be there, I can always go back. At first, I was frustrated for having to move back home instead of toughing it out in DC. But now I realize I did the brave thing—left it all behind and took a leap of faith. I’ve never felt more at peace and more free than I do right now. I’m starting a new chapter in my life and I’m learning to enjoy every minute.