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Change, appropriately named.

2011-10-02
By: Castaway J
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This being my first blog, probably ever, bear with me for my lack of, or fairly rusty writing skills :)

right now i am on day eleven of letting my hair naturally dread. the process as long as it takes, is very exciting to wake up to. right now i can separate the babies from keeping them from getting to big. this alone is fun, because several times i have come across certain locks of hair that for some reason unbeknownst to me, i just love. unique in every way, natural dread locks truly take on a personality of their own. i have noticed that since the last time my hair was brushed and looked "neat", it has still kept that same...persona you could say till today in that the waves have separated into their own individuals, yet some how easily conform how i used to be soadamantabout. i have also noticed that there really is not as much randomness as one would think when you begin dreading naturally, but do not get me wrong because there totally is randomness lol. i notice that my baby dreads, through my movements in everyday life, actually find themselves at the roots, and then go from there. i have not found to many dreads that when i look at them have hair from an inch away of the center of that dread tangled in. not sure if it is just my hair, but i am convinced that it was meant to dread.

many changes have been noticed in not only my dreads, but my life as well. because i completely accept who I am, and what my genetic makeup has me look like, people give me many frickincomplementsall the time! it is a great feeling, and the feelings exponentiated because I AM NOT FAKING ANYTHING!!! when i used to try to make my hair conform, just to look "perfect". im over it.

by nature, i am a great listener. and i have been told i can give the best advice. but the one thing that i almost always tell people is in the end, you HAVE to be true to yourself. there is no reason why you should HAVE conform to what someone else wants if you are not comfortable or happy with it...

this, i guess is where me growing my dreads is just me practicing what i preach i guess :)

i thought about growing dreads for a while...and you know its funny, because things happen for a reason, people come and go from your life at just the right time to show you exactly what they have to, at precisely the right time. of course you may come to REALLY enjoy this persons presence, but at the same time remember that they taught you something that will stick with you forever. these encounters can happen on a daily basis if you are open to them. what i am getting at is that this is what has just happened to me. these amazing people as short of a time as i know, knew them, taught me what i needed to know.

you can say that they showed me the path. to take the first step was my choice.

did i make the change?

yes.

Castaway J
10/05/11 10:30:29AM @castaway-j:

thank you for the compliments! they really mean a lot to me. Rainbow im sorry to hear that about your grandmother..glad i could put a smile on your face though :)


Rainbow Fortune
10/04/11 05:38:17PM @rainbow-fortune:

Amazing blog post. Every sentence is right to the point, absolutely wonderful.

And I have to thank you. You said 'and you know its funny, because things happen for a reason, people come and go from your life at just the right time to show you exactly what they have to, at precisely the right time. of course you may come to REALLY enjoy this persons presence, but at the same time remember that they taught you something that will stick with you forever.'

Even though you don't know me, you have helped me with this in a way I cannot even begin to describe. My grandmother is dying, and I have been having a REALLY hard time since Saturday, but this made me feel soooo much better. Thank you very much. And all the best on your journey. Hug


Karrington <3
10/03/11 02:45:06PM @karrington-3:
I do my best Change.. ;)It was a beautiful blog post.. Keep up the good work.. I really can't wait to see your progress.. *hugs

Castaway J
10/03/11 02:07:52PM @castaway-j:

thank you for the comment Special K! i know what your talking about. you tugged at my heart a bit, not gonna lie :P


Karrington <3
10/03/11 01:22:20PM @karrington-3:

UGH!!!!!!!! I just wanna give you a huge hug!! This is the most beautiful blog post I have actually read all the way through.. I am so happy that you are happy with yourself now. I can honestly say that I have never felt more at home than I have here on this site. Not to mention how comfortable I am with myself now. You know that feeling you get when you start to lose all hope then you remember it ain't all bad.. I have that feeling less and less now and I stay focused on all the positive things in life these days.. No time to dwell on the past and such.. Not to mention that my whole family is totally behind me in the process.. I have never seen them so at ease with the way I have chosen to live my life and dread my hair. I was sick of conforming too, although I have always danced to the beat of my own drum, a little part of me always just wanted to be normal.. Then I realized something, being normal just doesn't hang on me right.. I was born to be different.. Well I better wrap this up before I start to ramble..

much love sweetness :)


Sunshine
10/02/11 11:57:11PM @sunshine:

lovee ittttttttt


Castaway J
10/02/11 11:55:04PM @castaway-j:

rofl thanks SE


☮ soaring eagle ॐ
10/02/11 11:48:12PM @soaring-eagle:

great 1st blog post :)


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