BE YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF

SHARING MOMENT: Be your authentic self. Since I moved to Atlanta, I’ve began sharing What I love, Who I love and Why I love with potential clients, Why? 
Because if I’m going to do business with you I am gonna have to be my authentic self to do my best. I’m NOT TRYING TO SEPARATE MY LIFE, I’M BLENDING IT, so you will know the person, people and things I love from the GATE. That way there is no confusion. That way conversation can flow smoothly. 

✔It’s a constant reminder of what’s important to me

✔It has increased my clientele 

✔No awkward moments if the business meets personal

✔When you love what you do, you include who you love

✔You get more authentic business contacts 
I don’t want to have to BALANCE my life because one thing can throw off balance. I want to have a BLENDED life, where everything works together. 
Daphne Pollard

Good Morning

This Ain’t no Love Poem

This ain’t no love poem,  just a bunch of words that seem to mesh like lyrics from a melody. A melody that I play over and over. But this ain’t no love poem, it’s just my fingers on the canvas of your heart trying to match the beat. But this ain’t no love poem, it’s just feelings on paper written in ink, With my best pen… but this ain’t no love poem cause It don’t rhyme

And rhyming makes the rhythm feel dope so this ain’t no love poem, cause you don’t express love in words for fear of hearing yourself. You’d rather let actions speak louder but for me words are their purest when sound becomes their partner

But this ain’t no love poem, 

This is all the things a Love Poem ain’t
-Daphne Pollard

          2016

LOC’D

My hair has been on it’s own journey for over 10 years. I’ve always heard people say DAPHNE Your hair is gorgeous, what do you use, it grows so fast, I wish I had hair like yours.

But in my head I was saying….. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I GROW THROUGH. My hair has a mind of its own. Now please don’t get me wrong I really do love my hair, it’s just the maintenance part that sucks. Wash day? What is that?

I literally can think of a million things that I need to do when its time to wash my hair. Some people are lucky enough to just place there heads under water mix with shampoo and JUST GO FOR IT. But for me Ughhhhhhh that could never happen.
MY WASH STEPS

  1. MENTALLY PREPARE TO DEVOTE 8 HOURS  (LOL, THAT’S REALLY STEP 1)
  2. SEPARATE MY HAIR INTO 8 SECTIONS. (Due to my hair texture this can take up to 30 mins)
  3. APPLY A CONDITIONER TO EACH SECTION. 
  4. SEPARATE EACH SECTION INTO TWO
  5. DETANGLE EACH SMALL SECTION AND TWIST. (2.5 Hours)
  6. SIT UNDER A STEAMER TO LOOSEN
  7. WASH EACH SECTION  (hand detangle) (30 mins)
  8. DEEP CONDITION AND DETANGLE  (The tangles return after water hits it 1 Hour a little easier )
  9. RINSE AND SIT UNDER DRYER OR AIR DRY. (Tie it up and go to bed)

BY NOW I AM TOO TIRED TO STYLE IN ANY WAY SO I JUST WEAR A HEAD WRAP THE NEXT DAY. SO I DECIDED TO LOC.

STAY TUNED 

I’m Ready

I am ready to be a wife and a mother. Why?

Because I know the power I hold alone already. I know the power I have to give. I know that they are also ready for me. I know that  

I am allowed to know myself enough to know what I’m ready for. DON’T FORGET TO PREPARE FOR JOY. 

J O U R N E Y I N G.

I Am

Ready

To

Stand

Tall

In 

My 

TRUTH

-DAPHNE POLLARD

Relate In Your SHIP

You have to communicate with your partner truthfully, and with purpose. Being in a relationship doesn’t mean that your partner will automatically KNOW exactly how you should feel. Some of us tend to feel like “well he/she should know me” but if that’s the case then shouldn’t you know them as well?  Being in a relationship is INTENTIONAL, and because it is intentional you have to feed, nurture, love, protect, respect it and most of all you have to grow and evolve with it. Be open and honest with your significant other about how and what you feel. Talk about your future, without forgetting to enjoy the day. Your relationship will work just as hard for you as you do for it if you trust and believe that your intentional decision to be apart of this ship will create the journey of a lifetime. 
-DAPHNE POLLARD

IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.. WHAT?

I never want ANYONE to do ANYTHING for me because it’s the  “RIGHT THING TO DO” I really don’t care who you are.. Like I told my Guy Don’t Propose or Marry me because its the “RIGHT” thing to do.  Friends and family don’t come to my events or support me because its the “RIGHT” thing to do.  WHY?

I am a realist, and I truly understand the value that I hold, so in my Opinion The RIGHT thing to do is what a COLLECTIVE GROUP DECIDES IS ACCEPTABLE FOR ALL PEOPLE . But that doesn’t necessarily  mean that that’s Whats right for YOU, ME or OUR situation… I Want to be the decision because its right FOR YOU, not RIGHT TO DO.
Listen, there are a lot of FORCED RELATIONSHIPS, MARRIAGES BECAUSE OF PREGNANCY, FRIENDSHIPS, ETC… Out here because it is the RIGHT THING TO DO in someones eyes. I’m not saying that it is destined not to work out… I’m just saying that I want to be the ORGANIC CHOICE… Not because someone told you that it was right, but because you truly feel that it’s right.
DAPHNE POLLARD

Why doesn’t he post me on Social Media 

Honesty Moment: 
Long ago I would feel a jealous feeling when I would see men post their ladies pictures on social media or post a loving status about them. I would think to myself…. why doesn’t my guy do this? Am I not the one? Is he hiding something? THEN I TOOK A LONNNG HARD LOOK AT MYSELF.  (YES MYSELF)
Why was I overlooking the acknowledgements he made everyday that only I knew about.  Like when he tells me that I am beautiful, smart, inspiring. When he gives me kisses, back and shoulder rubs, brings me snacks that only he knows I like. Smack my backside, come to my job EVERYDAY, Lazy days, photoshoots in his camera, long meaningful conversations … Why did I not see those things as enough?  Like when something exciting happens we call each other. When he posts on social media 9 times out of 10 I’ve seen it already. These are the things that make me special. These are things that fill up my Social life.
We tend to let other peoples lives dictate what we think our lives should be like. People will have you thinking that your man is cheating, hiding you and that you are not special all because he chooses not to share you with the world. But what if you already are his world?
I still enjoy seeing others spread their love but now instead of feeling jealous I feel Happy because I can relate to what they feel…
I would rather have my PISTACHIOS than be his WCW any day. 
Pistachios are too good.

Daphne Pollard