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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Surprise!!!

Yep, they're gone. I guess I should change the name of the blog huh? LOL I might. That was my third set of locks. Each time I have started over it was for spiritual reasons the same way other people fast or cleanse I guess. I thought I would feel something that was similar to grieving, but I didn't. I felt elated each time a lock was cut. I almost felt high. I felt a release. I felt connected to my husband who is literally the best friend I have because this was such an intimate act. I can't remember everything that has happened in the 7 years since I had them, but it was time to let it go. I am happy. I feel absolutely beautiful. I've matured. I've evolved and will continue to do so. I am loved, I love myself, and I am basking in the afterglow.

11 comments:

Evelyn Parham said...

Wow, you did it! You look great. :))

JustLocs said...

Yea, I did. It was time. Thanks. I remember when you cut yours and I was stunned and couldn't understand what in the world you were thinking. LOL Now, I know.

Thandi said...

I have no idea what made you cut them off but considering I keep wondering if I should, I can't be shocked that you did it. Just wonder what prompted you to do it now.And you'd better change your avatar LOL. I look forward to seeing the next part of your evolution.In every aspect of your life.Keep blogging!Love you.

JustLocs said...

@Thandi, it was just time for a cleanse. Time to let go of some things. I had them for 7 years and a lot happens in 7 years. I had just finished combing my Mom's locks out that same night after 4 days of working at it. Mari re-locked a couple of weeks ago. My sister decided to cut her relaxer off. Apparently, there was a lot of transition going on with me and mine. I don't know, but I know we all felt better after. LOL What is making you think about cutting yours?

Syncere Beauty said...

Congratulations! It's the hardest thing to describe, the feeling you get from cutting your hair. I embraced my curly hair about two years ago and dived in by cutting three inches off (not a big deal to most). But the emotion of why I ran away from my curls in the first place and taking back my personal power was a bit overwhelming and I blubbered all over with a smile and ignored the looks of dismay and confusion. I was doing this for myself!

JustLocs said...

@Syncere, it is really hard to explain. I think it comes down to knowing what you need to to keep yourself "in tune".

NubianLockedPrincess said...

May God continue to lead you down the path of righteousness. I remember when I BC`d. It was the must fearful, yet exhilarating experience I ever had.

It`s almost three years since I locked. I have learned so much about myself because of my locs. I remember when I was so over protective of them. I fussed over them all the time. Now,they are just an extension of me.

God brings things in our lives for a reason to make us strong and to teach us. When the lesson is over, we move on to greater things.

You have shared and taught us about our locs. you will continue to be a major contributor to the loc bloggers.

My God continue to guide you through life. Stay obedient and you will be rewarded.

May God continue to bless you and your family.

QueenLi said...

Peace,
As long as you are happy, that is what matters. I am on my 2nd set of locks now.
Take Care~

fizz said...

wow...ur locks were beautiful..but so is the bc!

fizz :) follow me

Meikmeika said...

You are glowing!!!

JustLocs said...

I really have to post more currrent pics of my hair. I'm going to stop being so slack soon. lol I apologize. :(