Friday, June 18, 2010

More Big Changes!

Hmm where to begin?

I guess I could start here...


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Yup I got dreaded :)

I have admired other women that have this unique beauty and confidence about them.

I have hesitated doing it myself because of the "fear" of being judged by others.

After a long battle with myself, my husband and friend finally reminded me that my identity does not lay in what others think of me!


SO... after days of backcombing my head is finally full of 42 baby dreads!


Here is a great website for all your curiosities about dreadlocks


"You'll regret it one day when you're too old if you don't reinvent yourself.

You can be whoever you want to be! Don't repress yourself to please others".

~ Marina Keaton~






28 comments:

  1. You are brave. I remember wanting to do that as a teen. Never actually went thru with it though...too scared of how hard it might be to comb it out once I was ready to change it. As long as you are happy with it thats all that really matters right? I keep threatening shave all my hair off b/c I'm sick of dealing with it (of course knowing I'd never actually do it...I don't think ;) )

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  2. Beautiful.... love it. What I love the most is that you are living who you are...the desires within you that have been waiting to make their way out.
    You put aside your fears of "judgement" and you went with your heart. It's beautiful, just beautiful....

    When I turned 50 (2 years ago) I decided to "own my hair color".... I knew there was gray hidden underneath the color, but how much I didn't know. Well, there was ALOT more than I had anticipated.... yet I stayed with my desire. Funny thing is, I have gotten more compliments on my hair since I stopped coloring it than I ever did when I covered up.

    I love that you went with your heart... just love it!

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  3. Congratulations! You are expressing your authenticity and that always leads to beauty - and indeed that is a beautiful photograph of you.

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  4. I guess I just need to see it in person- this photo doesn't really look like you have dreads. Can't wait to see it!!!!!

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  5. SOOOOOO proud of you! I can't even say how proud!
    and you're so sweet for quoting me!!

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  6. and once I get out of the corporate job world, I may just follow in your footsteps. Since my husband already had dreads, he can do it for me lol

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  7. Thank you everyone for your sweet words about my funky head!

    Shiva: You are SO joining me once you get out of the corporate world! I see funky frizz babies in your future :)

    Julie: You are super sweet! I have gleaned so much wisdom from our emails to one another and your blog.. where would I be without the change from that religious gal I once was? What a difference relationship makes!! Thanks for helping guide me to this place!

    Hana: Never say never, heehee

    Gypsy: Just you wait.. your little kiddos are really going to think that Mrs. Heather has gone crazy!

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  8. i never understood why people thought it was so BRAVE to dread... i just thought it was beautiful. and you look stunning. you also inspired me to write a post about my dreads. i have added you as my Google friend. i look forward to getting to know you more, dreaded sister! e.

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  9. Cool!!!...maybe I'll let my hair grow back out now...lol

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  10. Love the dreads and the photo! You look beautiful! Congratulations :).

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  11. isn't it lovely to be FREE?! let me know how you like the knotty boy stuff...xo

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  12. from one dreadie mama to another you look beautiful! xox

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  13. It's not brave though. Bravery is growing your own food. Potlucking with your neighbours even though they aren't kindred spirits. Using your gifts in a vocation that blesses and serves others. Staying committed to a people and place despite the sameness of it. Developing a work ethic that models one to your children. Because somewhere out there someone is staying put and growing your food, producing your diesel or veg. oil, working the hospitals should you get injured. I keep running across rv-ers as I travel the web to unschooling sites and I can only think of The Wind and the Willows. Who is wise and loving and brave and humble? Rat and Mole and they are the ones who stayed. Who is the opposite? The gallavanting toad. I'm sorry I had to comment. I will try to avoid RV-er blogs as widly fun as it all seems. Journey on...

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  14. Andrea Im glad that you commented and I understand what you are saying! This is simply where we feel Father leading us and for what reason we are unsure but until we know we will listen and travel on!

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  15. Wow. I am touched. You are full of grace. Thank you. Keep on trusting and obeying and He will make known the path indeed.

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  16. So glad to see that you are embracing your personal uniqueness... ROCK IT OUT!!!!

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  17. Heather You are BEAUTIFUL inside & out! LOVE Mom

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  18. I love it! I have been struggling with whether to go dready or not and have the same fears you talk about here. I am 34 now and have struggled with this for 10 years! I need to just go for it!!
    suzy

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  19. I love your dreads. I just blogged about my dread journey. I had fears too, but I ain't no chicken anymore! haha.

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  20. Hi!
    I just found your blog and was intrigued by your dreadie post. I've had mine for almost 3 months and looking for support for the weird stages :)
    Do you have an update? It looks from your pics that maybe you don't have them anymore...? Just wondering, thanks!

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  21. Hi!
    I just found your blog and was intrigued by your dreadie post. I've had mine for almost 3 months and looking for support for the weird stages :)
    Do you have an update? It looks from your pics that maybe you don't have them anymore...? Just wondering, thanks!

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  22. Andrea Im glad that you commented and I understand what you are saying! This is simply where we feel Father leading us and for what reason we are unsure but until we know we will listen and travel on!

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