Where I’ve Been and Why I’am Back

Hello ladies,
I have missed you and blogging so much. Me being away for many months was as much of a surprise to me as it may have been to you. I have taken unannounced breaks in the past but I have never been away for this long.

Keeping it short and sweet and in the spirit of openness, here’s what I’ve been up to.
I moved to the UK temporarily in March this year, this was mostly a career related decision and I figured I would be able to keep up with blogging and the business aspect of Hairducation (my work with my consultation clients) without too much difficulty.
I started work with a great organisation and everything was working out okay initially, I kept the blog updated and still took on new consultation clients. However, I went from working on one project to working on four simultaneously. Having four times the workload than I initially had meant long long days at work and only having the weekends for essential life administration.

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I literally did not have the time and blogging and running a consultation service requires just that. I could have created and put up some half-hearted posts however, I like what I do and I am proud of the content I create, I just wasn’t willing to compromise and let my standards drop just so I could have a post up. I would rather not blog at all, than put out poor content. Blogging went out the window as did many of my other passions and seven months later I reached a point where I had to make a decision. I could either carry on with my job and give up Hairducation for a year or I could end my contract early, return to Lagos and grow Hairducation. Well, I am back in Lagos 😊 so you know what I chose.
The amazing thing is that a week after I made my decision and was at complete peace with it, an amazing opportunity presented itself which would require me to be in Lagos exactly when I had my return scheduled in for. The grace of God!!!!
At the beginning of 2017, I was confused about where I wanted to take Hairducation, I wasn’t sure how or if I was adding value to its readers, I didn’t have a sense of direction, I didn’t know what next. The whole thing had began to feel stale and I didn’t know how to make it better. Now as 2017 is rounding up, I am amazed by all the things coming up next for Hairducation and the opportunities I have to gain even more in-depth knowledge about hair. The more I learn, the more I can share with you all.

I am not at liberty to share the details of whats coming soon at the moment but will as soon as it is possible for me to do so. In the meantime, I am back to my regular once a week blog posts and taking on new consultation clients worldwide…..I am glad to be back in my happy place but with so much more to come.
My next post is one that was requested on Instagram by a reader who wanted some tips on how to care for hair during the harmattan (colder weather).  Personally I don’t think the harmattan this year is that bad, I’ve hardly even noticed it but I suppose some tips on hair care in cold climates will always be useful information to have.  That post will be up soon :)

x

Lade

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12 Comments

  1. Tinu
    December 20, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Welcome back Lade. I missed your blogs.

    • Lade
      January 17, 2018 / 12:52 am

      Thank you so much Tinu !!

  2. Uddy
    December 20, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    You are finally back!!! i kept coming back everyday and was so sad to see no new posts. I just gave up and thought you had moved on to other things. Until I saw your Instagram post and then I was like maybe she hasnt abandoned us totally. Really glad to have you back. I LOVE YOUR BLOG…xxx

    • Lade
      January 17, 2018 / 12:55 am

      Hello Uddy,
      I am so so so happy to be back and I am so so so sorry to have kept you waiting for such a while. I am never moving on from Hairducation, I may take breaks from time to time but its a part of my life now so….you haven’t seen the last of me yet :)
      Thank you for sticking around and happy hair journey
      xx
      Lade

  3. Christabelle
    December 20, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    Hello Lade,
    I am so happy that you are back!
    We missed you so much.
    Congrats on everything happened in your life.
    Keep up with your blog, it has helped many including me.

    • Lade
      January 17, 2018 / 12:57 am

      Thank you so much Christabelle, I’ve missed blogging too and belive me when I say I am so happy to be back. I hope I can continue to help you and many others on the hair journey life.
      xxxx
      Lade

  4. Fiwa
    December 24, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Yayyyyyyyy!!!!
    Welcome back Lade!
    I’m so ecstatic to finally see a post. Congrats on all the new opportunities opening up and I cant wait to see what God and yiu have in the books for Hairducation!

    • Lade
      January 17, 2018 / 12:59 am

      Fiwa, thank you!!!
      I cant wait to see what God has planned and I pray for us all to have the strength to walk in our purpose.
      God bless you and happy hair journey.
      x
      Lade

  5. Aurora
    December 27, 2017 / 10:16 am

    It is endearing to see the amount of work you put in to grow this blog and affiliate businesses. I(and so many ladies/gents I’m sure )have learnt and benefitted immensely from the knowledge you dole out on here.
    So thank you , for your time and every thoughtful post that follows. Know you are appreciated.

    • Lade
      January 17, 2018 / 1:03 am

      Honestly, you almost brought a tear to my eye with your comment, thank you, thank you thank you.
      Lord knows I appreciate your feedback because honestly sometimes its not easy to keep going and sometimes I am feel like there are much much bigger issues in the world to be talking about hair.
      So when I get lovely people like yourself sending me words of encouragement and support it really does mean a lot to me.
      xxxxxxxx
      Lade

  6. December 29, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    I’m glad you’re back! I think the next post about harmattan is so very essential for those of us who live farther north than Lagos. Lagos is really humid so you may not feel the harmattan as much as people in Abuja or Kaduna or Jos for instance. My hair has been much dryer had I’ve had to use a stronger sealant. Either way, I’m really excited.

    • Lade
      January 17, 2018 / 1:12 am

      Thank you so much Damilola, you are absolutely right, I sometimes forget that it is much cooler in the North.
      The post is now up and I hope you learnt something from it although from your comment I can see you were already on the right track:)
      x
      Lade

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