Things people do not tell you:
1. When you are transitioning
Stop using frequent or high heat to help blend your natural hair to relaxed hair especially if you intend to have a long transition. Heat is the gift that keeps on giving and they are not gifts that you want to receive - breakage, damage, split ends.
2. When you are a veteran
You can leave the house when your hair does not look as cute as it can be, stares do not bother you anymore. Here is a quick tip though - get some hair candy, it is a quick second to put some in when you need to look somewhat presentable.
3. When you are a blogger
Blogging is hard work! If you think you will take just 10 minutes to write a post, trust that it will end up taking 25-30 minutes