January 24, 2021

As a natural hair enthusiast and part time product junkie, I love trying new products. See the evidence below. . .

Natural Hair Product Junkie Stash Organization

Lately, using rice water on hair has been dominating many natural hair discussions. Some people are for it and some think it is just another bottle of unicorn tears.

The DIY process involves combining grains of rice and water to create fermented water that after a few days bears the funk of rancid dish water. But it’s supposed to give luscious locks! There is pain and suffering and sometimes FUNK in beauty right?

As I was perusing Amazon, I made a mind blowing discovery: RICE WATER!

Rice Water, The Bread Aisle. . .

Seeing Rice Water for sale on Amazon blew my mind. I honestly don’t know how long rice water has been on the scene but some genius decided to capitalize on the craze. . . and I’m not mad at him/her/them!

To me, this equates to the inspirational Bread Aisle Competition message.

When feeling discouraged about your business idea because so many people are doing the same thing. . . stroll down the bread aisle!

Seeing Rice Water for sale on Amazon not only reminded me of The Bread Aisle message but it also reminded of an Oprah quote I saw on my sorority’s Instagram timeline:

“When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.”
~Oprah Winfrey

This message resonates with me on so many levels. I am in the throes of being an overwhelmed and overworked public school librarian. Spending most of my day being interrupted by others is so annoying. Rarely do they wait for me to look up from MY work before they begin to tell me what they need from me.

Remember when you were a kid and your Mom called your name? And even after you responded “Yes ma’am” she never said anything else? It was automatically understood that you were supposed to stop whatever you were doing to go and SEE what she wanted.

This time of year is always a love/hate experience. Love: the school year is winding down. Summer vacation is on the horizon. But it is also my least favorite time too because as I start equipment inventory, book inventory and closing out the library, teachers start assigning bogus projects they know darn well they will NOT be grading.

I am going to do my best to stay sane and block out all nonessential interruptions. And if you work with me and are reading this message. . . this includes YOU! Leave me alone. Go take a stroll down the bread aisle!