What this journey means to me
Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support
I have always been one to say "I don't care what people think" when deep inside what they said about me would eat away at my confidence. I would look at everything as "What would my parents want me to do?" "What would people think?" "What would my boyfriend say?"
Then I grew up. I realized that life isn't about what other people think, say,or do. It is all about what YOU want to do. Some song lyrics that describe how life should be lived are "Sing with your head up, with your eyes closed. Not because you love the song, but because you love to sing." By a band called Copeland. I now live my life doing things, not because I love the idea of how everyone will percieve me, but because I WANT TO DO THEM.
I originally got dreads because I liked how they looked. When I started looking into them I had no clue what they would really mean to me. I decided one day to just go with it. I had synthetic dreads before that and I LOVED them so I decided, why not do the real thing?! So i just did it. After a couple weeks I was thinking, "Ugh what did I do??" I am an alt model and I am supposed to be sexy! People knew of me to have gorgeous hot pink hair, not a rat's nest!!! But I stuck it out. I continued reading people's timelines and loving what they had to say. They were all so connected to their dreads and I wanted that too! So I started taking the time to get to know each dread, instead of looking at the "mess" as a whole. At about 4 weeks in, I started loving what I saw! They were very slowly starting to look more like dreads! Now at 8 weeks in, I am absolutely in love. They are beautiful! So many loops and tangles and craziness! I've realized they have come to represent my life. As a child - adolesent I had struggles. Loops. Tangles in my life. And just like my dreads will come to do, I grew up and became the beautiful young lady that I am today.
Blessed Be to all of you in your personal dread journey! <3 Much love, Skully
updated by @skully: 01/13/15 09:38:54PM