Welcome to October folks! This October 2nd marks two years since I cut off my relaxed ends. If you add in my 1 1/2 year transition, I have been growing natural hair 3 1/2 years. Wow! I remember my last relaxer like it was yesterday. I remember the wind blowing and my scalp burning at it's touch. What a fond memory...not.
If you are transitioning or just starting out on your natural journey, hang in there. Do not give up! It only gets better with time.