First off, let me express my gratitude for the help I have received from Soaring Eagle, Baba Fats, and everyone here on dreadlockssite. Thank you so very much! Before I joined, I was so worried about how my locks looked, they were out of control loopy and messy. It caused me so much anxiety that they didn't look uniform. It got to the point where I even contemplated cutting them off. After joining, about a year into my journey, I realized that I was very uneducated about dreadlocks. I didn't know that loops and bumps and zig-zags were a very normal part of the locking process. I guess I was just caught up in what our society views as "acceptable dreadlocks". But since joining, I have embraced the messiness, loops and bumps. I realized that every single lock is one of a kind, that there is not another dread on this planet that is the same. And realizing this has helped me grow as a human being. It helped me become an individual. Again, before I was so caught up in what society says you should do and what was the "normal" path of life. I pushed myself to try and be what they wanted me to and I was miserable. So I made a change. Now I do what is best for me, regardless of what anybody else thinks, because I realized that the only expectations I need to live up to are mine. Forget what everyone else thinks.My dreads have taught me so much, but the most important thing is; whats right for me, may not always be whats right for the next person.So here's to many more years and many more lessons!
updated by @john-summers: 02/14/15 11:28:15AM