post no. 55 -- The Dreaded Descent

Lately I've been having a lot of bipolar feelings in regards to my dreads. One day I'll be totally in love, and the next I have scissors in hand staring back at myself in the mirror. Most of the time, what holds me back is the fact that I've had them for so long (18 months) and I really feel like they've become a huge part of my personality. I know that I won't be keeping them forever, but in terms of exactly when to take the plunge, I'm dazed and confused. I'm sure everyone goes through this at some point or another about almost everything, but as the thoughts continue to keep popping up in my head I can't help but acknowledge that the end is in sight. Kris and I have already discussed my one day soon shaved head and I have his blessing, but I don't have my own yet. I've realized that I sound like a basket case when discussing my dreads, I'm really not, I've just grown attached. Literally.  To have my dreads quote the late Ronald Reagan;

"I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for [Ashley] there will always be a bright dawn ahead. Thank you, my friends. May God always bless you."


  1. I love that you quoted Reagan to express your feelings about dreads. Its pretty ironic because dreadlocks and Reagan are things I would never put together in a sentence or any thought at all really...

  2. My husband was reading a ton of Reagan quotes at the time I was finishing up the post, and I was like that's perfect! :) But yeah, I would guess other than this post and the fact that Reagan is from California... nothin' in common!


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