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The journey begins AGAIN

By Jo, 2010-06-08
So lately, too much bad things were happening around me. I ended up getting frustrated with my developing locks and brushed them out (that took a couple days of combing btw) then I felt like I didnt belong here because I was dreadless. (Which I know isnt the case, but its hard to get over yourself sometimes lol) So I disappeared for a while.Also lately, I've realized that life is too short. I cant keep procrastinating things, because life doesnt wait. It will pass you by if you let it. And I definitely dont want life to pass me by. Lately I've felt like I've just been stuck in limbo. and it's time to get outta the rut and start living life to the fullest again. Which definitely includes a new set of dreads. I read a discussion on here. I forget who posted it. But it was all about parents pushing you to do what they want. And I can definitely relate. I always try and keep my parents happy, but no matter what I do, they arent happy anyways. So I'm living my life for me and my family (my husband and my daughter)As I was writting this my one year old just walked across the livingroom for the first time.I think I need to live my life more like a child or an animal. Living in the moment, not holding grudges and celebrating the small things.
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Wow, I have been away from this site for way to long.First off I would like to personally apologize to lonnie and roxanne, sorry it took so long guys.Secondly,Well I no longer have my dreads. All combed out. Back combing is lame. That's how I started mine before I found this place. I had some particularly stubborn dreads, I palm rolled them. Mostly just broke off a bunch of my hair. So I miss my hair but I think I will give it some time before I try again for dreads, and this time it most definitely will be au naturaleSome awful things have happened during my absence from here. Mostly just my poor Winston. (my dog) About 3 wks ago, he started not being him self. Not wanting to get up or play or anything. So naturally we took him to the vet the next day (after the weird behavior started) And Winston went to jump up on my lap in the car and then started screaming and writhing around on the ground. So I picked him up the best I could and we got him to the vet. Once we got there. He wouldnt move at all. He just sat and shook. The vet said that he had intervertabral disc disease. Which means that one of the discs in this spine had slipped and was compressing his spinal cord. Leaving him paralyzed in the hind quarters. The most awful thing about this, is that it was starting to happen before we went to the vet. Then once he jumped up into the car, that made it completely worse.So the vet says there is a surgery to fix him. But you will have to drive to toronto to an animal neurologist. And the ball park figure oin this surgery is $5000. So we got ahold of my parents because they are the only ones who might possibly have this kind of money to spend. Then the vet tells us the surgery isnt going to be 100% cure. The pain will definitely go away but he may not gain back any of his function. So unfortunately I made the decision to put him down and out of his misery. I dont know how many of you have lost a pet. But it is the most awful thing to happen to me in my whole life. Winston was only 6 years old. way to young to go. And he was most definitely my very best friend.oh life is cruel sometimes....Sorry about that huge post I really needed to get some of that out.
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Holy Moly Changes!

By Jo, 2009-09-30
Life has been full of so many changes lately! And it all stems to my hair. Well in my mind anyways!So I backcombed some dreads. Then I found this site. And reading about all the natural stuff I was a little skeptical. Then I tried it. And it's amazing! And I figure, well, if this natural wash is awesome in my hair, and leaving my hair be to do it thing has worked. I betcha other natural things would work awesome too!So I read the thread about everyones diet, and I think to myself, wow vegetarians seem really healthy. And at this point I just had a baby 4 months ago, so my body is definitely not in it's prime condition right now. And my husband is over weight. We are always tired. And not feeling well. So you know what? there's nothing to lose from eating vegetables right? so a couple of days in to the vegetarian transition, we are feeling awesome! and cant wait to go further into vegan and raw vegan. And another plus, my irritating fake neighbors stopped talking to me. They used to always be like "oh how's the baby?" but like in a really fake tone. And now they just look at me funny and keep walking. Which is nice, because the fake people finally are leaving me alone. And it's nice to filter out the jerks in my life. I've had too many. Don't need anymore.So in my mind, all of this goodness is stemming back to my hair. And it's awesome possom
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So far I backcombed my hair about 3 wks ago. And now my hair is finally starting to lock up and it's so exciting! I found the coolest little loop yesterday too, It's just so awesome watching this process happen! I think if I were to do it again I would definitely go natural. Backcombing leads to freaking out. Well for me anyways, I'd see a hair that came loose and start to get nervous. But after reading tons of discussion threads about doing it natural and just leave them alone, I began to embrace the loose hairs rather than fret about them. and all the little "imperfections." I had curly hair before hand so a couple are a little curly which is awesome. Doing dreads is an awesome decision!(if anyone reads this, sorry it's alittle all over the place)

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