I just started the dreading journey and I was ecstatic as could be the day my roommate and I used the tnr method to get things going. Personally I love the way things are looking (although theres a few I think I need to separate) but I am having a harder time than I thought with how other people are responding to me. I am a bartender in a little tiny town and the locals are just having a hay day with the comments they are able to think of to throw at me, and part of me is worried that it will affect the amount of money I am making, as angry as that actually makes me for thinking this way (but this is my only job as I am going to school).
I am also a little worried about how the nursing program will take my locs when I go back in the fall, they have a pretty strict dress code. Going along with that I am also a little concerned about possibly being able to get a job in the future when I graduate. I had thought of about all of these things before I made the final decision to start my journey but now Im kinda freaking out a bit. I need to do this for myself because as a personal goal I want to be able to feel great about myself without having to change the way I look for people, but right now I think Im lacking in the self-confidence needed to achieve my goal :/ and it doesnt help that every time my mom comes home she throws some other untrue fact about dreads my way to make me reconsider doing them! I come from a pretty sarcastic family and they havent even seen me yet, so I am also not excited to see them the first couple times.
Just wanted to put my concerns out there. I dont really have anyone at home that can relate to me, seeing as no one here has locs. Also, Im wondering how long you can have locs and still be able to comb them out? In case thats what I end up doing..but I hope it doesnt come to that. Thanks to anyone that takes the time to read this!
updated by @hannahleigh: 01/13/15 10:04:14PM