So how is life without the beard, is a common question I get asked. Do I prefer having a beard? Do I like being clean shaven? Wow you look so young! Wow I can see your face. “You look about 12!” The list goes on for the many comments I have had in the past 2 weeks. The change obviously has effected more people than just me.
Being shaved was definitely something I wasn’t prepared for. Yes I raised the charity alot of money, but I believe I focused my attention on raising money rather than losing my beloved beard. As soon as the beard was off, it felt as if I had parted ways with my best friend. It was sad to feel my chin rather than a handful of hair. 😫
I catch myself still double taking in the mirror expecting to see the beard staring back at me. Even friends and colleagues are still double taking, checking if it me before engaging into a conversation with me.
Slowly I have bern getting used to my face shape again. My beard, was hiding the whole bottom half of my face, so much so I nearly forgot where my own chin was! 😂 Then again it maybe me getting excited that the stubble has started to grow, which means only one thing…the beard is on it way back!
Overall i am very proud to have raised so much money for the ‘make a wish’ charity. I’m very grateful to anyone who has supported the beard shave, but now my attention has changed all to the growth of the beard!