the mAKing of an Alpha woman

After lots of prayers and long nights, I completed my goal of joining Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Beta Eta Chapter on November 18th, 2018. After becoming a member, I’ve been asked a lot of similar questions.

  • Why did I join?

I joined my sorority first and foremost for an increase of opportunities to support my community. As a humanitarian, I believe that it’s really important to give back to the community. And being a member of a sorority that embodies service, I’ve been able to serve my community better.

  • How do I like it?

I love it! Not only have I made friends within my chapter, but I’ve been able to connect with others from other chapters as well as other organizations. It’s been great!

  • What’s been the best part?

My favorite part has been able to connect with others within my chapter. By doing so, I have made a lot of genuine friendships. I also have been able to attend a lot more social events, because I have more people to hang out with!

All in all, I know I joined the right sorority for me. This process has been life-changing and I’ve grown so much. And I can proudly say, deep in my heart, I love my AKA.

(This was my gift from our gift exchange, from my sister Taylor!)

Autumn

As we begin October, it’s fine for autumn to officially arrive. This means sweaters, the over wear of UGGS, and leggings. But this also brings upon a new season and chance of beginnings. Take this time to reflect on your past, and past relationships. Analyze what went wrong, learn the lessons and continue to live your life. Release the old. Embrace the new! Enjoy this new chapter. Happy fall!

  

Hair Care- Fall Edition

As summer comes to an end, it’s important to make sure that you’re not only changing your wardrobe but your hair care regime. In the summer it’s fine to do a wash-and-go (even though most women do more than just wash, condition, and use a leave in), but in the cooler months, it’s not a good idea. It’s important to make sure you drink lots of water and oil your hair. Oils, especially coconut oil really help your ends stay strong. In Michigan, the winters are really damaging to your hair, so now is the time to prepare for that. For this past week, my hair care regime includes conditioning daily, and then French braiding prior to going to bed (it sets really nicely). For the fall I will be protective styling more, while making sure I condition often. It’s important also to make sure your hair is dry prior to leaving the house. I plan on trying Bantu knots again (I did them a lot last winter), and perfecting my knots. What do you do to keep your curls popping in the fall?