Today I will put in my dreads!! I have been watching videos on YouTube about maintenance and other issues that can arise from my having dreads. For me, this is about wanting to mark a transition in my life. The last time I felt this way I got a tattoo of a turtle on my back because it was the end of an phase or era. Now, that I have come to this point in my life I feel that something needs to be done to show that I have reached another milestone in my life. I'm not worried about negative connotations associated with having this hairstyle. If there would be a problem it will remain with those who have one.