I just turned 46 not even a week ago, and my hair has been trying to dread naturally for quite some time now. This past year--really since the beginning of summer--I've been letting them (my dreads) do their thing. I now have 6 dreads, though I had 7 until my oldest daughter talked me into combing one out. I'm guessing she didn't think my grandson (her son) should have a Grand-Mommy with dreads? hahaha I've regretted that I let her (my oldest daughter) talk me out of 'sacrificing' my 7th Baby dread. : ( Though It seems to be dreading again in that same spot. Now...I'm considering full dreads, but I am letting nature take its course.
I went to the beach the other night, and rinsed my hair in salt water--Mother Ocean's hair tonic--and the next morning, I had little dreads forming all about my head. I fought the urge to mess with them, but did have to untangle on that was a bit of a mess. Perhaps I should've let it alone?
All in all, this time in my life, menopause and such, has become a changing time. I gained 20 unwanted/unneeded pounds since my late-in-life baby (I had her at 41), and I haven't been taking care of myself. I've always had a very small figure, so I guess you could say...I miss that. I am 5'1" and 128 lbs. at this writing.
I feel that I am at a point of awakening and new-beginnings in my life. And my hair is becoming very symbolic of the changes I am going through. I have been inspired by reading Shades of Ash (how I ran across this site), to start eating healthier foods, drink healthier alternatives to beer (non-alcoholic beer has very few calories), like red wine or herbal tea, getting out and moving more.
Living on an island, I can hardly believe I stay in so often. I've been in quite a rut of sorts, and I tend to be a Hermit at times...a lot of times really. But then again, could it be that I've just been in a cocoon...instead? --Just waiting to emerge a beautiful, and free, butterfly?
Many Blessings & Much .V.. (Peace) Your Way,
Gypsy Vin Rose
updated by @gypsy-vin-rose: 02/14/15 12:02:56PM