Oooh my 1 year anniversary is this August also! Mine's on the 4th. I completely agree with you about the ease of being loc'ed -it's so liberating to wake up and not have to fuss with your hair (and still look good).I will be one year loc'd in August. I have enjoyed the journey thus far. There is nothing like waking up, shaking my hair out, and going every single day. I don't miss my loose natural hair one bit.
I take my self-retightening class next month. I can't wait. I'm so ready to be free from my consultant. I will be making a transfer client appointment as soon as some of the other local consultants start taking new clients again.