I'm new here and have been dreading(natural method) for about a month and a half - loving it. In my previous post I spoke of not having told my parents anything and being worried about their reaction.
Well, they are now aware of my intentions. And surprisingly ok about the whole thing, my mother did the whole 'it's gonna be hard to get a job and you're going to need money' situation but they were very 'you need to look at the bigger picture but other than that we don't mind - if it makes you happy'. This really has made me feel so so so much better and restored my faith in my parents.
But the conversation erupted from the fact my granddad is very ill as he has cancer and hence I will be attending his funeral in the next couple weeks. I have many happy memories of my childhood with him and his passing is really going to hit my family hard. My parents were/are very close to him and it means a lot to them that I look 'smart' at the funeral. They originally wanted me to get the typical smartening up visit to the hairdressers which I managed to avoid. They agree that I can do what I like with my hair after.
So over the next week I'm going to have to brush out my crazy fuzzy and the three big knotted bundles and keep it this way until after the event. Part of me wants to rebel against the idea that dreads can't be smart or that I need immaculate hair to be part of society. But I know my granddad would prefer me to look 'smart' and it means so much to my parents. Rejecting this would just be defiance and probably ruin the respect my parents have of my choices.
Yet I will return! Because this path is the right one for me and I think having to brush out my hair and start again will only make my feelings stronger.
Blessed Be x
updated by @catnip2: 01/13/15 09:50:51PM