Any over 30's dreadies?
I think it's a balance of not neglecting those you care for, while also looking to your own inner needs. Having dreadlocks, you could be showing your kids the importance of following those real needs (as opposed to momentary wants), the strength to be oneself, and tolerance to those who look 'different.' Just a thought.
i think i understand what your saying. i'm still going through a phase of worrying what people will say about this and that. i got married at 18 and got pregnant about 6 months later so i kind of feel like i've spent my whole life doing things for other people and making sure i fit the mommy mold that others expected of me. i wanted dreadlocks in my 20's but the "friends" in my life at the time wouldn't have supported me so i held off. i definitely didn't think i would wait until my 40's but oh well:)
When I turned 50 I intentionally put aside those things I was never really interested in but hung onto because one 'should.' Since then I don't let myself be intimidated by 'shoulds' as I did when younger. I follow, as much as possible, what feels right for me. This has made me feel a lot lighter. If anyone were to say to me, 'You're too old for dreads,' I'd say, 'Not any more.' But that's my journey, yours might unfold differently. Happy birthday for Sunday!
Heather said:Okay so when does that start because that hasn't happened for me yet. Lol!
I'm 55 but very much feeling younger as I get older. Anyone Elsevier feel the same?