i brushed out my dreads.
it took a month and i cried, and cried, and cried.
and i don’t think anyone really understands how hard it was and is - it wasn’t an impulse decision, but it did and does involve a lot of physical and emotional strength.
how hard it is to let go of something that has identified you for five years.
how hard it is to learn to love yourself in a new way.
how hard it is to learn how to care for yourself in a new way.
how hard it is to regain confidence.
how hard it is to reinvent yourself.
how hard it is to shed the weight of who you were.