For those of you who have seen me at some point since September, you were able to see my first beard: trimmed (mostly), clean (sometimes) and, well...a bit patchy for my liking. It began more out of laziness than intention. I was entering my last few weeks at work and didn't feel like shaving, so I figured, "what the hell, let's give this a shot." I muscled through those first couple weeks of non-stop itch, and when it finally filled in, I suppose you could say it really...grew on me? Ugh. Alright. But what can I say? I liked the way I looked, and I didn't even have to go to Men's Warehouse.
Alas, Beard 1.0 had to go. It's not because I don't love having a beard, but because I need a fresh template for Beard 2.0 - The Latin American Version. And, my goodness, I just wanted to feel a smooth touch on my face again (it felt incredible).
Starting from this point forward, if you all would follow me along, I'd like to track how my beard develops during our travels. I've set only a few guidelines for myself: (1) I start out clean-shaven before we leave, (2) trim just enough to keep it semi-manageable, and (3) post an updated picture and blurb at least every other week, pending technological limitations.
So with that, for your viewing displeasure I present to you all my first "The Beard" post. I apologize for such close shots of my mug and for the mustache picture. I couldn't pass up the chance to gaze in awe/horror at my mustachio'd self.
If you'd like to see each of my beard-related posts, I've tagged them under..."beard" on the right-hand column of this page. Enjoy!
1) THE BEARD (I'll miss you)
2) THE MUSTACHE (so dirty)
3) CLEAN SHAVEN (ahhhhhhhhhhh)
Now I just need a nice haircut...