I've been very excited recently since I finally decided to move away from Birmingham. I've have a lot of time to think about it and I'm absolutely sure now that it is time to move on. On the one hand I feel sad because Birmingham had become my home and I feel very patriotic about the city, the sights and the general atmosphere. I also feel sad because I have not had a permanent home since I left home (Kumba, Cameroon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumba ) nearly 17 years ago. I have moved from one neighbourhood to another, one town to another, one state to another and one country to the other. My moves have been 6 to 12 month intervals and a couple of years in the case of moving states or countries. I am sad I will be leaving all the familiarity of Birmingham streets behind. I wonder if anyone will notice as I've become part of the view myself, traipsing through the centre shopping and sightseeing.
On the other hand I'm really happy and at peace with my decision to move on. This is why I'm excited. I'm looking forward to learning new things, meeting new people and finding a new routine. I'm so excited that I have not been sleeping well and I think I haven't been feeding myself much either.
I'm moving to London county at the end of this month. I am also planning a holiday to Cameroon once I'm settled in. This will be a new opportunity to redefine my life again. New aspirations, new goals, new challenges, the feeling of being a fish out of water again may not be so predominant this time.
This new turn of events has inspired me to buckle down and get this blog started. It's been long overdue and I am happy this move is finally on the way. I have loads of pictures of Birmingham and the surrounding area and will put them up when I do a nostalgia post.
This morning I woke up with a headache, probably from not being able to sleep much. Probably because I did my weekly haircare routine yesterday. I've been getting lots of compliments since I decide to go completely natural when I stopped relaxing my hair last year. Hair is an emotional subject with African women and I hope to share some interesting tid-bits as my journey with my new look progresses. I will try not to bore you too much with it. I did a photo journal which I shared with friends on Facebook. Will put it up eventually.