Beginning dreads, life changes
So it's been a long time since I've been on this website. The main reason for this is I cut my first set of dreads out. I have accepted that this is okay because my life has changed so drastically within the past 2 years. I feel as if when I first had dreads, I hit a really low point in my life. I hadn't found who I really was yet, and I was caught up in the wrong crowd. I feel like I wasn't really myself, and so I cut my hair down to 1.5 inches. Now it has finally grown out to just below my shoulders, and I have begun my dreadlock journey. My boyfriend (of 2 years) is in full support of me growing dreads, my friends and co workers have more questions than I expected, but it leaves me with the opportunity to testify why I personally am growing dreadlocks, and why I have begun again with a fresh start. I really wanted the spiritual journey and enlightenment by dreading my hair. When I first had dreads, I used the backcomb method and I feel as if I wasn't going to get what I really wanted out of locking my hair. They are now left to neglect, and I already feel more myself. I feel more comfortable with myself. I feel like I'm finally me again.
Some other significant changes have been going on that may be part of why I feel so much happier, although I really feel like my dreadies are a big part of it. I have found my soul mate, and wee are currently living together in our own apartment, I got a kitten, I have gone through a handful of jobs and finally found one I can enjoy, and I feel like I'm finally taking responsibility of my life, and doing what makes ME happy. Not the people around me, not my parents, but me. Here's to the beginning of a new chapter in my life!