Sunday, March 14, 2010


So I have had a beard on some level since my early twenties. Whether it be a full beard or just your standard issue goatee. However, a disturbing thing has happened over the last few years. I have noticed more and more grey hairs making their way into my beard. It is a strange thing as I have relatively few grey hairs on my head. I was complaining to my wife about this and she suggested that i just shave it off. When she first suggested it I was totally against it. I have had facial hair for over a decade now and the thought of being completely clean didn't sit well.

In my mid-late teens I used to shave my head about once per week. When I got a job at the Bay working part time i figured that customers would not want to buy shoes from a high school kid. So i grew out my hair a little bit and started maintaining a beard with the goal being to look a little older. Now that I AM older, the concept of looking older is pretty low on my list of priorities.

Anyways the point of all this is that I decided to shave my beard. Outside of 2 days worth of stubble i am now clean shaven. To be honest their are time when I almost don't recognize myself in the mirror. But I will get used to it eventually. My mother inlaw thinks it made me look 10 years younger. It will be interesting to see if anyone at work notices the change.


Nads said...

I think you look very cute both with and without a beard. :)

Renee said...

If you had really wanted to keep the beard all you had to do was dye it. It's a pretty easy process. Overall I think we all got off easy on the grey when you consider how young mom and dad started to get grey hair.