I promised Lish I wouldn't be a stranger when I cut off my dreads last January. I haven't been back to the community in months, but I love all the new faces I'm seeing.
I'm still without dreads. I had them for a little over 9 years, and I'm still adjusting to and LOVING the fact that I can comb my hair. I'm still keeping it natural, something I will do for the rest of my life. Dreads helped me love my hair as is, and I will be forever grateful for that journey.
-went back to school full-time. I'm a 31 year old college undergraduate, double major (English, Women's Studies) with a minor in Philosophy
-got a big tattoo on my arm (half sleeve) to celebrate my return to school, and subsequent refusal to ever work in an office EVER AGAIN
-celebrated 3 years with my boyfriend, whom I've lived with for one year
-recently published in a humorous book featuring embarrassing entries from old journals (CRINGE - www.cringebook.com)
-lost some weight, more to go but on the right track
-treated myself to a new camera (Nikon D40)
All in all, I'm having a fantastic time.
How are you guys doing?