April 4th, 2009

charlie pretty smile


Holy crap, it's been a whole year since I started this journey!  I can't even believe it.  This has been a pretty awesome year, and I think a lot of it has been because of my dreads.  I got the job of my dreams, I repierced my lip (which I'd been wanting to do forever), repierced my eyebrow, got into roller derby, started college, move out on my own, made some new friends, and fell more and more in love with my boyfriend.  It's been an eventful 12 months, and my dreadlets have been there through all of it, growing and reshaping and making me feel like a goddess.

I find that my hair actually makes me feel more confident and brave, not to mention sexy and awesome.  When I wear my dreads down, I feel powerful.  I love them.  I was actually thinking about combing them out a few months ago, because I have so much loose hair and a lot of the dreads are crazy, or too thin, or badly formed... and I just wanted them to look nicer.  I know it's an oxymoron, neat dreadlocks, but so many of you guys have such gorgeously formed, smooth, well-defined dreads, and I just want mine to look like that.

I'm glad I didn't get rid of them.  They have become a part of me and how I define myself.  I feel cute a lot more often now than I did a year ago.  They have been good for me, I think.

Collapse )</div>