Monday, July 2, 2012

Portraiture| Inevitable Change: A Portrait of My New #NaturalHair

My name is Veronica Campbell and there was a time in my life where I avoided change at all costs.  I welcomed it with as much enthusiasm as I would the flu instead of embracing it.  Funny thing about change is that it usually happens whether I like it or not.  Now, I believe that change is God's way of moving us along in life whether we perceive it as good or bad at that moment.  I've learned that either I can go with the flow and grow or stand still as an inactive participant.  

For the last 4 years, I have been swimming in change; a new baby, a new home, a new husband, a new mindset and with lots of growing pains in between.  As far as the growing pains go, I can't tell you that I've loved it the entire way through but it has definitely been to my benefit and betterment.   I giggle now thinking of the young, immature mind and the nowhere that I would be if things had stayed just as they were.  I'd be a waste of a talent, wasting my gifts right along with the "going no wheres" that I kept in my company.




Right now, I'm in a time of my life where I can feel the power and presence of God with me, surrounding me each moment--changing me.  My mind once again, bubbling and brimming with cohesive ideas and a bigger confidence than I've ever known.  I'm finally on the right path. 

I've also been feeling more daring and adventurous--more like myself than ever before.  Ladies, I was seriously in a rut and I had become the "make do" woman that I'd never aimed to be.  Realizing that, earlier this year, I decided I was going to make some serious changes and to get back to being me again.  Along with improving the quality of my thought life and becoming more responsible and accountable, it also included turning over my wardrobe and cutting my hair.
More mature and coming more into myself these days, I like change--it means growth and it is indeed inevitable.


56 comments:

  1. *nods head in approval*
    welcome to the shaved head club!

    love the look on you. can't wait to see how else you will style it :)

    xoxo
    Candy
    www.tayloranddemolish.com

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  2. Haute!!!! That's all I can say!

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  3. Love this post Nic. U r beautiful inside and out. Love you!

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  4. OMG!!! I love this on you! It makes your eyes just pop!

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  5. you better stop being so gorgeous girl!!!! That cut looks amazing!

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  6. Lawd where are the firemen when you need Em! I agree with everyone else you look gorgeous! This cut simply enhances YOU! Do work mommy!

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  7. i loveeee your hair! very bold and it fits you perfectly!

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  8. Welcome to world of shaved heads!!! I love it

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  9. Love it keep on sista girl......

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  10. Yassssss hunty you did that!!! Loving it!!

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  11. You.did.that!!! Absolutely FIERCE!!!!

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  12. OMG!!!!!!! I just saw that Curlbox posted this on IG and I sat there with my jaw open!!! You look amazing, totally rockin the hell out of this cut! Yesss!!

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  13. Love it. Just the look I was going for when I cut my hair and went natural. Just waiting for my hair to grow in.

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  14. I am in LOVE with your cut. My name is Veronica too and so you are QUITE FABULOUS :)

    May you continue to be blessed and feel His favor!

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  15. Gorgeous! I love love love your hair!

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  16. Just saw this on Facebook...love it! Totally love it!!

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  17. Bananas! Fly! Dope! Love it! Looks GREAT on you!

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  18. I just came across your blog and I love your haircut!! I've been wanting to do something to my hair for a while, a cut or colour but I think I might copy this cut, it's so beautiful.

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  19. Gorgeous! So on the top you do twist outs nightly?

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  20. Beautiful post for a beautiful person. Take care of the big and little Chief. Congrats!

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  21. WOW! Everyone thank you for the positive response and the love! I'm blown away! Y'all just don't know how nervous I was about posting these pics. LOL! Wow! I'm in awe!

    @Candy!!! you were part of my inspiration girl..you and that hair!!! LOVE IT!

    @Pump Up the Volume: No, I just let the top do what it wants to do at night, I do tie a scarf around the shaved part to keep the hair laying down tho. I only set my hair once at the beginning of the week after I wash it and then just leave it alone.

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  22. Thanks for sharing your story, you look beautiful. I found you on KCCM so now you have a new reader.

    guyanesesista.blogspot.com

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  23. I love this cut...I feel so inspired. My wheels are turning!

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  24. Hey!!! Your article is really inspiring! I'm currently going through some changes myself and learning to deal with them better. Reading your article has truly opened my eyes and help me realize that change is only temporary and why not embrace it and learn from it while it's happening. God has His own plans no matter how prepared you think you are.

    Thanks so much for your change! It's helping me with mine!!

    God Bless!!

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  25. Saw this pic on my fb, you look fab!!!!

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  26. Love it !! I really like when you do post like these very inspiring.

    The ring is Hawt also.

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  27. It looks really pretty on the pictures. YouTube did it no justice. Beautiful!!

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  28. yes you do look like lisa raye, i just found your blog friday, and i love it. Not only to u give us fashion and hair, but your warm, loving caring personality shines through, keep doing what ur doing. Love ur blog

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  29. love your blog, and yes u do lok like lisa raye so glad u said it. Either way ur beautiful. Love you blog

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  30. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You better WORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKK!

    This haircut is everything! And I totally get when you say you've come into your own and being willing to change is the first step to do that!

    Thank God some of us get wiser with age. (I know some people that get dummer the older they get!)

    Way to go to embrace the new you!

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  31. WOW! Your words describe exactly what I am feeling. I have an appointment tomorrow at 10am for a similar cut. Me ending up on your blog tonight is no coincidence! God Bless you.

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  32. Wow! Ladies! Thank you for all the love. And for those that feel my message touched them, I'm glad to have been able to move you in some way.

    Continue moving forward and making progress always! So much love to you ladies!!!

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  33. Oops I forgot to say this: You look fierce dahling!!!!

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  34. I am head over heels in love with your haircut!

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  35. I'm a subby on YouTube -- had to check out your blog. Beautiful blog. I'm now feeling my self as well. God bless you on your journey. Check me out also at yo-yoeatingnomore.blogspot.com I'm introducing my natural hair this Friday (10/12)talking about my natural hair journey. God bless.

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  36. Gorgeous cut! I love it!

    xo Ada

    www.gypsyinthecity.com

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  37. ok...camera, filter? spill the beans girlie! beautiful pics! I'm obviously loving your blog

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  38. Lakesha - LOL! no filter. I just changed the color from color to some type of sepia in adobe lightroom. :-)

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  39. I had this haircut a year ago, and was convinced by some friends and family to let it grow, and now i regret it, because i fully understand what you mean by feeling like yourself. I feel like i am loosing myself to please others

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  40. Saw your YouTube vid on why you cut you're hair &I felt like you were speaking to me Girl! Thx for the post,.love the blog!

    Kira

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  41. You better go girl. I can attest to all and it does feel awesome to be yourself and not want others want you to be. I can look in the mirror and love my kinky little head, my fulllips, my chucky cheeks, little dimples and one crooked cute tooth. We are ever evolving becoming what God is molding us into. It's not about how others view you or their idea of what you should look like, be like or act like. Growing is necessary and I agree with you Veronica if I still had the same mind set and outlook on life I would not be who I am today and you would not be the DIVA you are today. I love being an overcomer because the only thing that would break my spirit is death itself and that is unevitable. I have been to the lowest low now im riding the wave of joy, peace, happiness. Things that money can not buy

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  42. That's right Tiffany! Thank you!

    The biggest thing is to focus on the things that can't be bought because those things are truly priceless. Much prosperity to you, girl!

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  43. Love this...my hair inspiration. Been debating cutting my hair off for awhile. I wear my hair like this I just have the rest pulled back into a little ponytail but now I wanna just shave it off!! Lovely on you!!!

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  44. This is awesome! Love your testimony and am totally loving your style! Gods richest blessings upon you and your family.

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  45. Totally loving your testimony and your style!! God's richest blessings be upon you and your family��

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