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I am and I am not my hair… I am.

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I am my hair. Often adorned and embellished, this external extension of me, this visual exterior show of me. Be it long, short or somewhere in between, there is no denying that I am my hair. Internal factors sometimes directly affect our hair. Those that employ some semblance of a healthy regimen (diet and lifestyle) are rewarded with vibrant, lustrous hair. Stress can literally wreak havoc on a head of hair! Causing dry, brittle hair and serious breakage. Hair loss is sometimes the result of side effects of medicines and aggressive  medical treatments (see hair loss and chemotherapy, http://www.healthline.com/health/chemotherapy#SideEffects3). Have you ever heard of alopecia (http://www.healthgrades.com/conditions/alopecia)? Is it safe to say that the presence or absence of a thing so seemingly simple as hair, can contribute to the overall build up or break down of ones’ personality? Is hair then an environmental factor? I did after all grow up without my father, but I been rocking this hair for 30+ years. Nevermind if the walls could talk. If our hair could talk, oh the tales each head of hair would tell! I believe that consciously and/or subconsciously, hair does affect our day to day lives. Another component which is me… My crown and glory. My strength. I am my hair.

Photos: August 2015, before the big chop & color.April 2016, after the big chop & color.

Check out first photos of my personal Natural Hair Journey… https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10208737684020292.1073741856.1257799850&type=1&l=65f1c37c62

Stay tuned for ‘I am NOT my hair…’ #IAmAndIAmNotMyHair ~Kat. CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, http://www.freedomink365.com/the_books

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Carnal Sobriety, Day 6

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An addiction is the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity. Do tell! What’s your addiction?

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“I felt like I needed a man to validate my worth. Sex made me feel wanted, needed, desired, beautiful, powerful, loved. I was totally in control! Right?”

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Do you Goodreads? Add Carnal Sobriety… bit.ly/1QYxkhY

~CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, Katandra Jackson Nunnally, www.freedomink365.com

 

It’s true ya know? An old bird can learn a few new tricks!

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I’ll be the first to attest that 37 years old is not old. To be exact, I am 36 years, 3 months, 16 days, 7 days, 45 minutes… AND counting!! Depending upon how you perceive a 1/2 filled cup, rather or not you are an optimist or a pessimist, can be somewhat determined. As opposed to seeing the moment we are born as a moment closer to our date of expiration, I’ve chosen to accept my birth as a step closer to my destination. What destination is that? Why, Destination Greatness of course and please don’t believe for a second that you are not great… You are!

With that said, I’d like to bring you up-to-date via my current situation. As of mid-May, I will once again be an Undergrad Student at Georgia Southern University. I withdrew late Fall 2009, just a few short months after I enrolled. Flashing lights and big city life called out to me… So I abandoned my college career before it truly began.

Atlanta will forever be a part of me. It may always be my favorite city. But no matter where life takes me, all roads lead back home. So here I am, back in my small hometown and dreams of an unfinished accomplishment have danced in my head for far too long. The thought to return became a very strong desire. That desire fueled the drive. I was determined to finish.

Uncertain of if I’ll be accepted for a 2nd time into the University. See, you have to have know at least in brief, a bit of my background: raised by a single mother, survivor of child sexual abuse, teenage pregnancy, high school dropout, GED recipient. I’d never in a million years fathom attending an educational institute beyond tech college. But you’ll never know that no is a no until you’ve dared to believe, if even for just an instance, in the possibility of yes, especially in the face of so much adversity!

Not only was I accepted to attend Fall 2009, I recently received my Letter of Acceptance to attend Spring 2016. I’ll be picking up the ball where I dropped it so to speak. My Major is still the same. I’ll be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Concentration undetermined. However, I do believe I’d like to put my sights on a double Minor in Spanish and Sociology.

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I’m excited about this new chapter in my life. Go Eagles, go!

CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, Katandra Jackson Nunnally, http://www.freedomink365.com

Carnal Sobriety, Day 5

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“Every ex is like a dealer serving my favorite brand of drug. They know what I like & how I like it and each is all too willing to give me what I want! It may seem free, the parting of legs, but it comes with a heavy price to pay…

In your hands I’m a mess. My body screams for sex. And you are all too willing to oblige. My knees your body pry. As you thrust into that sacred part of me. This desire, this need, this addiction is obviously stronger than I’ll ever be!”

Carnal  Sobriety is available at Books-A-Million… http://bit.ly/1t1lb6H

Enjoy this photo excerpt!!

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“…alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes, cocaine, crystal meth, chocolate, gambling, shopping, toxic relationships, control… Sex. Dependency is a disease and every addiction needs a host !” http://www.freedomink365.com/the_books

Forgiveness Is A Stone

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I searched for it amongst those who have easily found it. And although subconsciously they stumbled upon it and present it with open hands to any willing to admire its beauty, we demand that they throw it away… “Toss it over the fence!” we say, with nary another look or thought. When I finally realized the significance of the very thing that has been naturally discovered by children & all too readily dismissed by adults, I set out in search of my own.

For fear that the playground had been rid of any overlooked, I made a beeline for the outskirts. I walked the perimeter of the playground. I scoured every square inch over the fence. I scanned frantically, but carefully and just as I was about to give up, I found one. A tad too big to fit snugly in one’s pocket, not to mention rough & jagged. But I knew better than to disregard it.

In my pocket it went. A weekend passed and I nearly forgot about it until my hands came in contact with the ugly truth of it. So rough & jagged. But it was there nonetheless, reminding me. A brand new search proved to be much more successful. I spotted it within seconds. Small and smooth. Pale in color. So unlike the ones that had been banned from the playground. The only trouble was, maneuvering my hand to fit through the chain link fence to retrieve it. I scraped my hand a little and upon closer inspection, the flaws of it are quite visible. But it’s okay! It doesn’t have to be perfect as long as I’m reminded every time I think of it nestled snugly in my pocket that forgiveness is a stone. {John 8:7; They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!”}

Forgiveness is a mountain not realistically held in the palm of our hands. But something so seemingly unimportant as a stone, can have great significance. It is a reminder that forgiveness is not a choice, but a command. If we wish to be forgiven, we must first forgive. {Matthew 6:14-15; For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.}

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Seek deep within the heart of Christ. That is where the seed of forgiveness can be found.

Katandra Jackson Nunnally is currently composing ‘Designed To Testify’. It will be the Authors 7th nonfiction book. Meet ‘Kat’ and the Authors at FreedomInk Publishing…  http://www.freedomink365.com/meet_the_authors

 

Carnal Sobriety, Day 2

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Day 2 of A Week & 6 Days of Carnal Sobriety. I’d like to invite you to please subscribe to the Facebook page… https://www.facebook.com/CarnalSobriety/ Also, I hope that you enjoy the first of a dozen photo excerpts.

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“Every situation is unique. I’m almost opting to not date during this ‘carnal sobriety’. But the approval dependent, absolute control freak, loser magnet, sex craving addict in me is telling my body that this is not a good idea.”

Book purchase links available at FreedomInk Publishing, http://www.freedomink365.com/the_books

What’s the difference?

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What’s the difference between a lump of coal and a diamond? Nothing… Except for the importance or lack of that man places on each. At its absolute, most simple base, all things are made up of the same thing and that thing was constructed by the hand of The Creator. But let’s face it, even though that say diamonds are a girls best friend, I’ve never known the precious jewel to feed a man’s family and keep him warm at night.

The formation of a diamond—> http://geology.com/articles/diamonds-from-coal/

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