So. The relationship ended.
I needed a change.
And the dreads (and piercing) had to be just that change.
And you know what. I might have looked better with them.
But it feels good.
(I haven't been a regular poster here, so I don't think you know who I am, but I always think it's fun to see people change.)
And no, I'm not becoming a man. But beard is fun.