I used to have dreads. I don't really remember why I got rid of them, but I know that at one point it was because I was tired of people telling me how stupid I looked. You guessed it, that mostly came from my family.
I've regretted cutting out my dreads. It was about 3 years ago. I still miss them. I had only had them for 3 months.
I've been thinking about getting them again. I still live in the same town as my mother and see my family often. But my husband and I are the type who prefer to be ourselves rather than let others dictate what we do or say. I've always done my own thing and I'm raising my children to be individuals (which sometimes backfires lol).
*sigh* I feel like if I don't do something that I like (so long as it won't hurt anyone) and instead allow my family, or society, or anyone dictate if I do it or not...what sort of message am I sending my kids? Not one I want to send them!
I think tonight I'm going to dread again. I might wait till tomorrow or Saturday (having friends over this weekend and I'm sure they'll help me with the back). [Point is that I'll do it soon.)
*hugs to all*