Okay...so my family runs a business. I moved from Jersey to Colorado to help them out (also because I was adopted and raised by wonderful parents whom I love and still consider my parents...but it was time to come out here and reconnect with this family) and specifically told them I had dreads and I was NOT planning on taking them out. Of course...I come out here...and for the first week and a half...it's a non-issue. THEN my bio-mom started kind of bugging me to take them out. I said no...and she left it alone. Then a few days ago...she sat me down and told me I pretty much needed to take out my dreads. She doesn't necessarily mind them...but she knows that people around here are prejudice against dreads and she needs me to help her out with being face to face with customers. So I was pretty much forced to comb out the dreads. Technically I could have kept them...but that would have been selfish because she REALLY needs my help. I care about family more than anything and even though it hurts...I had to do it. I'm really sad and heartbroken...but it's just hair. I have to just accept it and later on when I can...I'll let my hair dread again. (Oh but I forgot to mention...she saw how sad I was over it and felt really bad...so she let me have one. So I have a little piece in the front that I can clip back when I'm working that I am letting dread. So that can be my little dread journey for now.) Still though...I'm really sad so I could really use some love and support right now.
updated by @knottyprincess: 02/14/15 02:30:32AM