I am in the process of getting dreadlocks. Why do I feel like a fake?
I feel the same way...with a similar situation. I just figure that I'm evolving, and I may not stay this way (dreaded and casual/hippyish) but it's an experience. Better than staying the same person for 80 years! How boring would that be?Just remember that you don't have to BE anyone. You are changing and trying new things all the time...learning about yourself. Most dreadies aren't judgmental about why you have your dreads...like if you work somewhere corporate or dress preppy you won't be accepted. We all understand that it's a specific experience that SO many people never give themselves the opportunity to have.Just live in the moment. Enjoy who you are right now. Don't worry about who you were before or who you will be in the future. Take it all as it comes.