Friday, October 20, 2006
I'm starting to not like having a beard. I would shave it off or sculpt it down to a goatee but, now, that seems an even bigger step than growing it in the first place.
So, I shaved down to a goatee and didn't like it. So, I grew the beard back.
The problem is now that I'm going off my beard again.
I don't like the neckline. I don't like the thin patches. I really don't like the grey. And the whole beard is just not as dense as I would like. I'm also beginning not to like the way it feels.
Hardly any of those are new problems and have been there for most of the time I've had a beard (most of the last 7 years). And I have been told, more than once, to leave the neckline alone.
I'm not sure what I will do about this until I'm standing in front of the bathroom mirror tomorrow morning. My gut instinct is to shave it all off and stay clean-shaven for a couple of months until I am thoroughly sick of it and then grow the beard back in its entirety. No messing with necklines this time.
On the other hand, I might also just look at myself in the mirror, tell myself not to be so bloody silly and leave it alone.
As I've said elsewhere, I've had a beard so long now that the thought of shaving it is quite scary.